Second Consumer Outreach At Sheraton Mall

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The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) will host the second in a series of Consumer Outreach programmes tomorrow, Friday, July 13, at Sheraton Centre, (Cave Shepherd entrance), Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church. Aimed at increasing consumer awareness, it will allow patrons another opportunity to learn more about consumer rights, responsibilities and protection. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., …

FTC Consumer Outreach In July

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Barbadians and others on the island are being invited to come out and learn more about consumer rights, responsibilities and protection. This is when the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) hosts a series of Consumer Outreach Days every Friday of this month to increase consumer awareness. The outreach programme starts tomorrow, Friday, July 6, at Abed’s in Swan Street, Bridgetown, St. …

Companies Must Understand Fair Competition Act

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Companies have been warned against violating competition laws and expecting to get away with it. Director of the Fair Competition Division, Antonio Thompson, issued the caution last Thursday as he addressed the opening of the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) 10th Annual workshop on Competition Law and Policy at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa. Recalling the 2004 “shipping case” and …

FTC’s Competition Division More Than Enforcement

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The Competition Division of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is not just about enforcement but about advocacy, market study and building the island’s economy. Director, Antonio Thompson, emphasised this recently as he spoke to the role and function of the Division, at the opening of the FTC’s workshop on Competition Law and Policy at the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa. …

Praise For Local Consumer Protection Legislation

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The Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) is one of the most ground-breaking pieces of legislation for protecting consumers on the island, and, if used in collaboration with other legislation, can offer further protection in the digital environment. This was intimated last Thursday as Attorney-at-law and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Ayana Young Marshall, shared her views during the …

FTC Resisting Action In High Court

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An appeal has been lodged in the High Court against the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) decision, issued on November 28, 2017, on the proposed merger between Sol St. Lucia Limited and the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited. This was disclosed yesterday by the FTC’s Chairman, Jefferson Cumberbatch, as he addressed participants at the start of the Commission’s annual lecture discussion …

Competition Law & Policy Training Programme

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Business leaders, legal professionals and administrators are expected to benefit highly from the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) Annual Training Programme on Competition Law and Policy, scheduled for next week. Slated for Accra Beach Hotel and Spa Rockley, Christ Church, from Thursday, March 15, to Friday, March 16, it will not only provide an overview of competition law and policy, but …

Lecture On Protecting Consumers In Digital Era

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Protecting Consumers in the Digital Era will be the topic for discussion when the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) hosts its annual lecture next Thursday, March 8, at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church. The lecture starts at 7:00 p.m., and will be presented by Attorney-at-Law and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, …