Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

25 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Prague to get M&S goodies delivered to their doors

Home delivery of goodies from British supermarkets and specialist online outlets is a recent development much welcomed by expats unable to find the same satisfaction in the cuisine of their adopted country. For expat professional now based in Prague, the good news is that the Iceland group is now joining up with the Kosik,cz home delivery service to offer Brit favourite Marks and Spencer’s range of products. Kosik is already marketing the Iceland brand of frozen foods, with over one hundred products available for home delivery at...
25 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait lawmakers planning on making expats’ lives even more difficult

Kuwaiti lawmakers create more hassle for expats leaving the emirate. As part of a proposed Kuwaiti parliament plan to deal with the emirate’s demographic imbalance and form an executive structure to support Kuwaitization, expats leaving the country must prove their departure or be denied an indemnity. The rule will apply whether the departure is the result of resignation or termination of a contract. Also in the proposal are refusals to grant expat licenses for a number of previously permitted professions as well as adjustments to...
25 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Shocking news as expats told compulsory purchase due to electrification project

An update to earlier reports of a vast swathe of the Lecrin and Alpujarras valleys to be ruined by the installation of 362 electricity pylons has shocked expats still further. A list detailing over 100 properties scheduled for compulsory purchase, dozens of which are owned by expats, has been published by the Spanish junta government. Homes and smallholdings set between Berja and Orgiva in on of Spain’s major eco-tourism destinations are to be purchased in order to allow this rape of the landscape to take place. The news came after...
24 Apr at 6 PM 2019

At least 31 expats killed during Easter Sunday terror bombing

As the Sri Lanka death toll continues to rise, the number of expatriates who died in the terror attack is becoming clearer. The majority of victims killed or injured in the devastating Easter Sunday terrorist attack were Sri Lankan members of the country’s Christian minority, but it’s now becoming clear at least 31 expatriates lost their lives. Information is slow in coming out as the Sri Lankan authorities have blocked the use of social media in order to prevent the possibility of revenge attacks on local Muslim communities. The...
24 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Drug addiction in expat students on the rise in Kuwait

Expats in Kuwait are being urged to ensure their kids don’t get involved with the emirate’s growing drug culture. For those expatriate families with a breadwinner and spouse in high-salaried positions, the Kuwait lifestyle is far different from that in the home country, involving leaving the kids with nannies, maids, preschools or nurseries whilst parents concentrate on their full-time jobs and the emirate’s busy social life. It seems expat youngsters in the emirate respond to a lack of a loving home environment in a similar...
24 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Spanish supermarket chain refuses security upgrade after multiple in-store robberies

Spain’s largest supermarket chain is refusing to update its security procedures following a rash of in-store thefts involving expat victims. In a surprising update to a report that a British expat was robbed twice within ten days by thieves in the store posing as shoppers, a spokesperson for the Mercadona supermarket chain told the media there will be no shopper security upgrades. The initial report describing how one British expat was robbed twice in a ten-day period by thieves posing as shoppers was carried by The Olive Press...
22 Apr at 6 PM 2019

USA and UK expats killed in Sri Lanka bombings

USA and UK embassies in Colombo have urged expats and tourists to follow local authorities’ instructions on keeping safe after the deadly Easter Sunday bombing attacks which killed up to 300 people. The eight bombs set in upscale hotels and churches were the deadliest violent attacks since the end of the country’s civil was in 2009, with the death toll at present exceeding 290 and over 500 injured. At the present time, it’s still not clear which group or person set the bombs, although 24 Sri Lankan citizens have been arrested....
20 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Drinking during office hours now acceptable in Prague

If lunch isn’t lunch without a few beers or glasses of wine, the Czech Republic is the perfect destination for that new expat job. Although Czech employers have the right to fire employees who’re intoxicated in the workplace without even a written warning, in practice this drastic solution to the problem very rarely happens. The reason is that firing an employee involves finding a suitable replacement, something of a tricky task in these times of record low unemployment figures. It seems a significant shortage of suitable...
18 Apr at 9 AM 2019

Expats in Spain post call for dedicated MP

Due to the inefficiency of its consulates and embassies as regards advice and updates regarding Brexit, British expats in Spain are calling for their very own PM to represent their interests. Some 5 million Britons live in expatriate destinations worldwide, many of whom will need consular assistance as some time during their stay overseas and the majority of whom are long term residents aged between 15 and 64 years. This statistic refutes the image of the typical British expat as a pensioner living the good life on a budget somewhere...
16 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Brit expat couple flying back to support new Brexit party cause internet sensation

A retired British couple who flew back to the UK from Spain to attend the launch of Farage’s new Brexit party found themselves the focus of an internet storm. The two retirees, known only as Diane and Barry, are strongly in favour of the UK’s leaving the EU, as they made absolutely clear when interviewed by the BBC at Farage’s launch of his pro-Brexit political party held at a Coventry factory. Unfortunately for the couple, a clip of the interview found its way onto social media, causing an immediate storm. Thousands of users...