Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

12 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Saudi businesses suffering due to expat exodus

A dearth of expats is leaving Saudi businesses counting the cost Even although the vast majority of expat workers who’re suffering from Saudi Arabia’s new labour market reform are from the lower and middle-income groups, key private sectors such as housing, transport, education, recreation and retail are feeling increasingly negative effects. Expat citizens of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Philippines are the hardest hit by Saudization , with many sending their families back to their home countries in an exodus...
9 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Is Thailand still a bargain basement retirement destination?

For several decades, Thailand has been touted as an affordable, enjoyable retirement destination, but how much has the country changed over the past few years? For retirees from Europe, the USA, the UK and Australia, Thailand has long been a favourite for its low cost of living, natural beauty, warm climate and friendly locals, but recent polls are suggesting it’s in decline as regards these essentials. Admittedly, the beaches are no longer as pristine as before due to overuse and lack of care, the famous street-side cuisine is...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Brit expats can’t live without baked beans and Shreddies

British expats in Australia still pine for a taste of the home country. In spite of the Australian love of barbecued meat and other such delicacies, homesick Brits living in Oz are still sending off for all-time British culinary favourites such as cheese and onion crisps and Bisto gravy. Figures released by online grocery British Corner Shop show a long list of regularly-ordered goodies expats simply can’t live without. It seems preferences depend on which country expats choose as their home from home, with Britons in the USA...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Costa del Sol reverts to Costa del violent gang warfare

British expats living along Spain’s Costa del Sol coastline are now trapped in a gang warfare zone. For decades, Spain’s most popular expat havens have also been known as boltholes for wanted criminals fleeing the UK police, with the region’s reputation often glamourised in films and TV series as a result. Over the past months, the grim underbelly of the beachside resorts has burst onto the streets in a fury of bombings, gangland-style executions and gruesome assassinations. As a result, expat business owners and retirees in the...
7 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Staying safe in Costa Rica as an expat retiree

How safe is Costa Rica for retired expats? Costa Rica has a reputation as an expat retiree favourite due to its affordable cost of living and beautiful weather, but is it as safe for elderly retirees as it used to be? The Central American country is still a go-to destination for expats from all over the world but, as unrest increases across the Americas as a whole, is the threat of crime and violence on the increase to an extent which will cause Western retirees to look elsewhere for a permanent home? According to the USA’s...
7 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Deadly painkiller Nolotil now strongly regulated in Spain

The Olive Press’s campaign against the use of the deadly painkiller Nolotil has finally been successful. Over a year ago, Spain’s English language newspaper began a campaign against the use of Nolotil, a painkiller frequently prescribed by Spanish doctors. The paper was alerted to the mysterious deaths of a number of British and Irish expatriates and tourists and launched an investigation as well as posting a petition calling for the drug’s regulation after being alerted to the issue by medical translator Cristina Garcia del...
1 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Serial beggar causing grief for expats in Saigon

Expats living and working in Saigon are furious about an American expat beggar who’s survived on the streets for an entire year. Unconfirmed reports give the reputed American beggar’s name as Tim Style, with a local expatriate store owner confirming he’s seen Style in various Saigon locations for around a year. The beggar holds a sign written in Vietnamese asking passers-by to give him money for food, and is apparently telling anyone who’ll listen that he’s lost all his ID papers and money and can’t afford the trip back to...
29 Oct at 6 PM 2018

No deal Brexit to make Brits in France illegal immigrants

France’s EU minister is warning a no-deal Brexit will make UK expatriates in the country illegal immigrants overnight. French European Affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau is warning that, should a no-deal Brexit become an unpleasant reality, all British expats living, working or retiring in France will become illegal immigrants overnight. Although the minister considers Britain’s crashing out of the European Union is ‘unlikely’, she’d made it quite clear the fears of the hundreds of thousands of Britons who’ve made France...
26 Oct at 6 PM 2018

UK state pension amount wins no prizes in survey

If you’ve ever wondered whether the UK’s state pension is more or less than in other world countries, here’s the answer. Whether you’re drawing your UK state pension as an expat retiree living overseas or are considering emigrating in a bid to make ends meet in a cheaper country, the results of a recent pensions survey won’t exactly come as a surprise. The UK’s benefits system is reckoned to be one of the world’s best, but the UK state pension lets the side down hugely. Mercers’ 2018 global pension index states...
26 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Flood-hit Spanish animal shelter makes desperate plea for funds

An Estepona-based cat sanctuary is desperate for funds to rebuild their shelter, destroyed by torrential floods caused by huge storms. The non-profit Gatos y Amigos cat rescue shelter was flooded and almost completely wrecked during the massive thunderstorms which hit Estepona last weekend. Nine cats were drowned and many others managed to escape and have not yet been found, but the rest are in desperate need of a safe haven. The shelter’s volunteer organisers are appealing to locals and expats alike for funds to rebuild the...