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May 2020
 

08 May 2020

Communications Specialist at the Consumer Affairs Commission, Dorothy Campbell, addresses a JIS ‘Think Tank’.

Protection For Consumers Against Price Gouging

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 08 May 2020    communications   
As the country deals with the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government has put in place measures to protect consumers from price gouging as they purchase products to protect themselves from the virus. Price gouging is the practice of increasing the price of an item that is in demand in the midst of a disaster (natural) or emergency (public health). Communications Specialist at the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Dorothy Campbell, says merchants will focus on the items that are in highest demand during an emergency. “So, during the hurricane season it would be lumber, zinc...


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Communications Specialist at the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Dorothy Campbell, speaks at a JIS ‘Think Tank’.

CAC Secures $24.6 Million For Customers

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 08 May 2020    communications   
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has secured some $24.6 million in refunds for customers for the 2019/20 financial year. In an interview with JIS News, Communications Specialist at the CAC, Dorothy Campbell, said the agency does not retain any of the funds. “We keep getting requests for advice [and] we have had 654 requests. Persons making a purchase or signing a contract would call us [and say] ‘this is what I am doing, this is my expectation, this is what the contract is saying, how would you advise me to go about this’. So we do this as well,” Ms. Campbell said. She noted that even...


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The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

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