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Kuwaiti MPs urge last minute delay for expat health fees

With just days to go before the planned introduction of Kuwaitâ??s unpopular expat health fees law, local MPs are urging its delay or postponement. As large numbers of less well-off expats pack their belongings and leave, itâ??s now clear to a number of Kuwaitâ??s parliamentarians that the majority of expat labour in the emirate will have... Expats Blog -

Brit expats in UAE appalled and angry over tube train bomb

British expat professionals living and working in the UAE are furious and appalled at the explosion in a London tube train. The failed major terrorist attack on a London commuter tube train last Friday has resulted in anger amongst the many British professionals working in the UAE. Although the device itself was flawed and its explosive... Expats Blog -

Post Brexit chaos threatens UK expats with private pensions

British expat retirees with private UK pensions are being warned their regular payments may be at risk post-Brexit. Chairperson of the parliamentary Treasury Committee Nicky Morgan is calling for immediate action over the risk to UK expat private pension holders that their regular payments may be blocked after Brexit takes effect. Morgan... Expats Blog -

Violent American wrecks British family dream of living in Spain

A British family planning to move to Spain for a better quality of life have reversed their decision after being attacked in Marbella by a maniacal American expat wielding a baseball bat. Property developer Julian Higgins, his Chinese wife Lydia and their two children Leo and Jasmine were all set to move to a new, more peaceful life somewhere... Expats Blog -

Expat rights campaign groups hold huge rally in London

Campaign groups representing both UK expats in Europe and EU expats in the UK have staged a massive lobbying rally in London. The rally came as news broke that Theresa May is to travel to Florence next Friday to give a speech about Brexit prior to the start of the next round of negotiations. The rally encompassed several venues as well as... Expats Blog -

OZ expats shaken by latest terrorist attack in London

Expats from Australia living and working in London have grave concerns after the latest in a series of terror attacks in the capital. Reactions of Australian expats to the latest London terrorist attack are ranging between fear and a wish to return to their home country. The explosion and fire of the improvised bomb on a peak-hour commuter... Expats Blog -

The Morning Commute That Went Wrong

The start of my day involves a short drive to the train station. It’s an uneventful but pleasant drive from the village where I live through country roads to the nearby town and its train station. I even pass fields of sheep and cows. Show More Summary

Expat retirees favour Ecuador for its varied options

Ecuador is still one of the most popular retirement destinations for expats, according to the latest survey. Thereâ??s a great deal of choice as regards retirement destinations for older expats determined to enjoy their lives in the sun, with Ecuador ticking most of the boxes and gaining yet another place in Expat Insiderâ??s Top Ten... Expats Blog -

Expats urge Qatar Airlines to reduce charges for transporting pets

Five pet rescue charities based in Qatar are asking Qatar Airlines to reduce their charges for pets flying with their relocating owners. Lufhansaâ??s flight services to Doha from Frankfurt are due to be withdrawn in October, taking with them the only economical, direct flight option for relocating expat pet owners. Dohaâ??s five dog... Expats Blog -

Stranded British expat on BVI reports anarchy and violence

A British marine engineer stranded in the British Virgin Islands is telling the situation as it is, stressing no-one is on the streets without a weapon. Leo Whittingâ??s partner Claudia Knight left the coupleâ??s family home in Tortola for the UK before the hurricane struck, mostly to ensure their two-year old daughterâ??s safety. After... Expats Blog -

British expats willing to pay for EU citizenship

A recent survey by Experts for Expats has shown more than 50 per cent of British expats would welcome the chance to purchase individual EU membership. Although the survey was relatively small in numbers, responses by UK citizens living across the world suggest all respondents believe Brexit will harm their personal situations as well as... Expats Blog -

Expats in Qatar mark 100 days illegal blockade

Expatriates living and working in Qatar have marked the 100th day since its illegal blockade by praising the emirateâ??s safety, security and leadership. It seems the Arab Statesâ?? diplomatic blockade of Qatar has had the opposite effect to its intended crushing of the small state. Just 100 days after the crisis began, expats and... Expats Blog -

Thai island famous for weddings now a rubbish dump

The formerly stunning island of Koh Kradan, a favourite for Westernersâ?? underwater weddings, is now trashed on and offshore by discarded rubbish. Environmentally destructive waste including empty plastic bottles, foam boxes, plastic bags, discarded food and more can be seen on Koh Kradanâ??s formerly pristine beaches as well as in the... Expats Blog -

EU expats in UK suffering increased discrimination

The British government is investigating evidence that EU citizens in the UK are being blocked from buying or renting homes as well as applying for jobs or services. # Evidence is mounting over a disturbing trend towards discrimination against EU expats attempting to find jobs, homes or rentals. In response to a growing number of reports,... Expats Blog -

Looting and violence terrifying UK expats on British Virgin Islands

British expats struggling to get their lives back from Hurricane Irmaâ??s catastrophic attack on the British Virgin Islands are now facing a state of anarchy. The hard-hit island chain is British Overseas Territory and home to communities of expat residents, many thousands of whom are struggling to survive in the aftermath of the storm.... Expats Blog -

Thai brides offered one day free government course in interracial marriage

The Thai Social Development Ministry is now offering Thai women a free one-day course in interracial marriage and moving overseas. Thailand is a favourite destination for romance and marriage between older Western expats and younger Thai women, but cultural differences are often ignored. According to the countryâ??s Social Development... Expats Blog -

British expat at war with neighbours over quirky British tribute

A British expat in Germany is causing uproar amongst his neighbours with his quirky ideas on garden design. Tree surgeon Gary Blackburn lives in the German town of Kretzhurst and obviously misses his homeland very much â?? or at least the artefacts he believes define British culture. His German neighbours, however, donâ??t share his... Expats Blog -

Gulf State slowdowns affecting real estate sales

Dubai as a must-have for expat professionals might now be more affordable as its property market stalls. As economies in the Gulf States slow down, house prices and rentals are becoming more affordable for expats. Dubaiâ??s developers are hoping to encourage incomers to invest in pre-sales in order to offset the fall in oil prices and... Expats Blog -

Survey shows India sucks as an expat destination

The results of a recent expat survey have revealed India is amongst the 10 least popular expat destinations. The recently released Expat Insider survey saw India languishing in 57th place out of the 65 countries surveyed, and the result wasnâ??t due to problems with salaries and living costs. Expats were content with the sub-continentâ??s... Expats Blog -

UK expats in Caribbean angry at slow British government response

Two British Overseas Territories have been severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, with a third lying right its path. Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands archipelago have already felt the destructive force of one of the worst hurricanes in modern times. The devastating storm is now roaring down on the low-lying Turks and Caicos island... Expats Blog -

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