The BARP Consumers Affairs Committee in collaboration with the Fair Trading Commission will be hosting a virtual seminar via Zoom entitled: Consumer Law - Unfair Trading Practices Pt 2.
Join us on Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am via Zoom.
YouTube Live Stream Link: https://youtu.be/Vv4ZNhKgNl8
GENERAL SCOPE AND PURPOSE
Consumer Corner is a medium through which BARP members can be advised of their rights as a consumer. It will provide guidance and also it will inform the membership of advocacy initiatives on their behalf.
Consumer Corner shall seek to:
(a) develop clear policies and procedures to support complaints made by BARP’s membership about goods and service provision;
(b) liaise with the relevant government agencies on matters concerning consumer protection;
(c) educate consumers of their rights under the laws of Barbados;
(d) collaborate with a range of agencies to ensure consumer protection;
(e) promote the use of complaints procedures as per the relevant legislation;
(f) monitor the number of complaints received about a service provider as well as resolved complaints;
(g) explore the role of the Ombudsman to ensure that complaints made about government services are efficiently addressed;
(h) explore alternate dispute resolution as a means of settling consumer complaints;
- To receive useful advice on – Staying Safe, When Free Isn’t Free, general Tips and Advice, the Standards of Service and Competition and the Consumer please go to: www.ftc.gov.bb/
And then click on: Information for consumers
- To understand more of your rights as a consumer and also to determine where to receive the best prices at the supermarket please go to :
- To educate yourself on the guidelines for legal fees in Barbados please go to: www.barbadosbarassociation.com
and then click on : The Legal Profession Act Cap. 370A
There are no guidelines for medical fees in Barbados at present. However, you may wish to read a report from the FTC on Fee Setting in Professions 11 at: www.ftc.gov.bb/