Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

20 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Expats and citizens in Spain warned over deadly bed bug infection

A distant relative of the common bed bug is on the rise in the USA and Europe and is transmitting a killer disease through its saliva. Known in Spain as the ‘chinches del beso’ (kiss bug), the insect bites its human victims around their mouths or on their facial skin, defecating adjacent to the bite and infecting the bite with a deadly disease formerly confined to South America. Chagas disease, as it’s known, causes severe intestinal and cardiac complications, with most of the bug’s victims not even aware they’ve contracted...
18 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Expat Democrats in Canada urged to vote in US mid-terms

American expatriates living and working in Canada are being urged to vote in the mid-terms in order to thwart Trump. US Democrats are attempting to rally the 200,000 US citizens living in Vancouver to vote in the upcoming US mid-term elections, citing their belief that Democrat expat voters could swing the balance in a number of tightly contested battles for state governors, seats in Congress and the Senate. According to campaigner Tammy Flynn Seybold, only a miserable two per cent bothered to cast their votes in the close-called 2016...
18 Sep at 6 PM 2018

British expat pensioner is oldest PhD graduate ever

A retired, 95-yearold British expat living in Benalmadena on Spain’s Costa del Sol has just been awarded a PhD from Northampton University. His achievement makes Charles Betty the oldest PhD graduate ever from a British university, and his Doctorate of Philosophy was gained by a 48,000 word thesis taking five years to complete via a long-distance learning programme. Charles’s history is as unique as his achievement, as he left school at the age of 14, fought in France during WWII and, since his move to Spain in 1985, he’s spent...
11 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Scots expat business owners in Spain fear for the future

Scots expat business owners on the Costa del Sol are fearing for their post-Brexit futures. Even although the Spanish government has reassured expat businesses they can continue as normal post-Brexit, many are afraid the knock-on effects of losing the EU’s right to free movement will result in a dearth of British customers. Another concern is the effect of the falling pound on the number of visitors as well as on expat pensioners for whom a cheaper cost of living is a must. Visitor numbers in favourite Spanish coastal locations are...
31 Aug at 6 PM 2018

US expats in Mexico slam latest Netflix offering as trash

The latest Netflix reality show, ‘Made in Mexico’, is generating a massive online backlash from US expats in the popular destination. ‘Made in Mexico’ is, if nothing else, a superb showing of bad taste as it demonstrates the lavish lives of a small group of sycophantic expats and ultra-wealthy socialites living in a country where around 50 per cent of the population is mired in poverty. For once, social media provided a platform for everyday viewers, whether US expats in Mexico or not, to throw mud at the producers in the form...
30 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Brits in Spain lose millions to yet another financial fraudster

In spite of endless warnings about financial fraudsters preying on expats, another Ponzi scheme has now been uncovered. Victims of the latest financial fraud in the popular Spanish resort of Marbella have claimed losses of up to six million in sterling due to a Ponzi scheme being run by a Welsh investment advisor. Rhys Williams lived the high life in the resort, persuading his victims to invest eye-watering amounts in a Dubai printing and paper recycling firm as well as in Dubai trading platforms. The fraudster guaranteed returns of...
28 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Dubai private school fees frozen at last years level

Expat parents with children at private schools in Dubai are relieved about fees being frozen. As Dubai’s private education sector gears up for the new 2018/2019 academic year in September, the news that fees will be frozen at their present amounts has come as a relief for expat parents. The initial announcement came in June and was welcomed by expatriate families already struggling to make ends meet in the pricey emirate. In the main, salaries haven’t increased and, especially for those with more than one child in private...
27 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Iceland fears house price bubble due to incoming expat investors

Iceland’s house prices are rising due to increased demand by foreign investors, expatriates and migrants. Over the past decade, the tiny island nation of Iceland has seen an explosion in the numbers of foreign investors, expat professionals and even tourists buying up local real estate. The influx is causing inflation, especially in the real estate sector, with lawmakers and economists expressing their concern about rising prices overall and the inability of Icelanders to get onto the property ladder as a result. In the years...
22 Aug at 6 PM 2018

New Zealand based South African expats fear civil war over land grabs

South African expats settled in New Zealand are urging their home country’s government to think again over land grabs. Concern ramped up when rumours hit the international media about the South African government’s undertaking of illegal land expropriation, with the bitter memory of the same action in Zimbabwe, then known as Rhodesia, stirring up residents and expats alike. As a result, South African expatriates living and working in New Zealand are urging all world countries to stand up for landowners’ rights. The gist of the...
21 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Why are expat Brits losing their UK bank accounts

Literally millions of British expats overseas are losing their UK bank accounts, leaving their finances and pension payments in chaos. In Spain alone, over 300,000 Britons are living, working or retiring in the sun after deciding to give the UK a permanent miss for a number of valid reasons. In the rest of the world, some five million UK citizens are currently living away from home, with the majority expat professionals or entrepreneurs with their own businesses. All are facing problems with reduced access to UK bank accounts, even...