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28 Mar at 11 AM 2015

The number of Spaniards living abroad doubles

From the year 2009 and 2015, the amount of Spanish people living abroad grew by 48 per cent. Recent figures show that as of the 1st January there were 2,183,043 Spaniards registered on consular lists compared with 1,471,691 six years ago. The data, which was released by the National Institute of Statistics of Madrid, must not indicate that the main reason is the Iberian Peninsula’s mass exodus according to experts. It was found that the increase in the amount of Spanish people moving abroad was due to the search of a better...
26 Mar at 3 PM 2015

British student among Germanwings victims

Paul Andrew Bramley, a 28 year old, was enrolled at César Ritz College’s hospitality and tourism course in Lucerne. According to UK officials, Mr. Bramley, originally from Hull, England was one of three British passengers flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf on the Airbus 320. On Tuesday, the plane crashed in the mountainous area in Haute-Provence. A British Foreign Office spokesman said that Paul had just been on holiday with his friends in Barcelona after finishing his first year studying at the college and that he was trying...
26 Mar at 12 PM 2015

Neglected paperwork could result in expats losing their state pension

Pensioners from the UK who live abroad need to keep up to date with their paperwork or they will risk losing their state pension. Expats over the age of 75 regularly receive forms sent by the Department of Work and Pensions, requesting proof that they are still alive. They only have nine months to complete these forms and return them. If the deadline is missed then the government cuts off their pensions as they are assumed to have passed away. In December 2013, these forms were introduced to prevent people from fraudulently trying to...
25 Mar at 4 PM 2015

Singaporeans living in the UK join their nation’s mourning of Lee Kuan Yew

Soon after the doors of the Singaporean High Commission opened, expats from all over the UK gathered to pay their respects. Singaporeans, who are one of the larger expat communities in the UK, took this opportunity to remember Singapore’s first Prime Minister Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. A steady stream of diplomats and Singaporeans visited the High Commission to write down their memories of the man who made Singapore into the country it is today. There were high emotions regarding Singapore’s first Prime Minister from the Embassy staff and...
25 Mar at 3 PM 2015

Dual citizenship to be granted to Sri Lankan expatriates

A minister from the government said that, from Monday 23rd March, expatriate Sri Lankans would be able gain dual citizenship due to a new administrative procedure. Those able to take advantage of the new procedure will be those who have emigrated to Canada, the UK, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, France and Switzerland. On Monday, John Amaratunga , the Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs, said there would be a Rs. 50,000 – 250,000 fee for the application procedure. Those wanting to be...
16 Mar at 2 PM 2015

British expat found dead in Phuket home

A 58-year-old British man has been found dead at his home in Phuket. At about 3:30pm, police and rescue workers found the dead body of Dennis Arthur New at his home in Srisoonthorn. Lt Kraisorn from the Thalang Police said to the Phuket Gazette that he believed that Mr New had died 10 hours prior to their arrival and that there were no signs of a struggle. Lee Hunt, Patong resident and a friend of Mr New, notified the police of the death. Lt Kraisorn explained that Mr New, who worked in the construction business, had been...
16 Mar at 2 PM 2015

Australian expat in Thailand charged with murder

Police charged the 59-year-old Western Australian expat on Wednesday with murder after an incident with a security guard from a popular Patong nightclub close to Soi Bangla on Tuesday night. Just after midnight, Pendlebury was returning home from a meeting with the Rotary Club when he saw two men being ejected from the Taipan disco by security staff. He stopped to film the incident however was attacked by the 25-year-old security guard after he had been ordered to stop recording. During the scuffle, the security guard was...
8 Mar at 6 PM 2015

Mother of expat murdered in Spain speaks of problems in dealing with authorities

The mother of a British man murdered near the Spanish town of Benalmadena in April 2010 has spoken of the problems she has had in dealing with the Spanish authorities since his death. Paul Fether, 31, was killed almost five years ago but his mother Beryl revealed that she had received no definite information about what happened to him and still did not know where his possessions were. Beryl said that it was really upsetting as she had no clue what actually happened. She admitted that her son was no saint, but said the Spanish...
6 Mar at 9 AM 2015

Expats can easily obtain antibiotics in many countries

New data shows that Brits in some of the most popular Mediterranean countries to relocate to can get their hands on antibiotics without too many problems. Greece leads the way when it comes to dishing out prescriptions, with more than 39 daily antibiotic doses per 1,000 inhabitants per day, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Cyprus is next on 31, while Luxembourg, France and Belgium (all 28 doses per day per 1,000 inhabitants) complete the top five. Research from Public Health England...
6 Mar at 9 AM 2015

Aussie PM pleads with Indonesia to call off execution

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Indonesia to call off the executions of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan. The Australian nationals have been imprisoned in Indonesia for 10 years after being convicted of drug trafficking. The Southeast Asian nation has a strict policy on drugs and the pair are due to be executed by firing squad in the coming days. However, Abbott has pleaded for Indonesia to reverse its decision, noting that they were now both fully rehabilitated. He said that Australia “abhors drug crime” but it...