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‘Become a responsible consumer: Empower yourself’

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) will be observing World Consumer Rights Day 2019 on Friday with several activities across the island.

The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Become a Responsible Consumer: Empower Yourself’.

Chief executive officer of the CAC, Dolsie Allen, noted that the theme reflects the organisation’s aim to expand consumers’ knowledge of their responsibilities.

“An educated consumer is an empowered consumer, but we also want consumers to exercise these rights and responsibilities as they become more aware of them. Therefore, consumers, this is your day to arm yourself with information and become a powerful consumer who is vigilant,” she said.

The activities commemorating World Consumer Rights Day 2019 began with a church service yesterday at Olsen Memorial Church in Kingston.

There will be an exhibition today at the Portland Parish Library in Port Antonio. Presentations will be done today at Knox Community College’s Cobbla and Spaldings campuses.

There will also be exhibitions tomorrow at the St Mary Parish Library in Port Maria and Manchester Parish Library in Mandeville. On Wednesday, the CAC will be making a presentation at the Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, and staging an exhibition in the St Thomas Parish Library in Morant Bay.

Week of activities

On World Consumer Rights Day 2019, the CAC will make a presentation at the Church Teachers’ College in Mandeville.

The week of activities will end with an exhibition on Open Day at Church Teachers’ College from March 19-21.

Allen encouraged persons to attend the events across the island to learn more about their consumer rights.

“Let us have a revolutionary World Consumer Rights Day, where you ensure that you grab every opportunity to make sure you have the information so you can become a powerful consumer. Come with your questions, as our intention is for our sessions to be interactive and informative. We want to hear from you about your daily experiences as you conduct transactions,” she added.