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New Tax Proposals Are Bad News For British Expats

August 13, 2014 |

Thousands of British expats could be forced to return to the UK if the British government presses ahead with plans to take back a personal allowance for those living abroad.

An official Treasury document reveals that the Government is looking … Read More

Whistling in the Wind

August 11, 2014 |

Taking a welcome break during a long walk in a magical wooded valley in the heart of the Garajonay Forest in the small Canary Island of La Gomera, I heard a sound that I had often longed to hear. It … Read More

New Zealand Labour Market Continues to Improve

August 8, 2014 |

More people are working and unemployment has fallen to 5.6 percent according to the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand.

“We continue to see more people move into employment and although the participation rate has dropped from a peak last … Read More

The ‘Can’t Do’ Bureaucrat

August 6, 2014 |

I hate wasting time, and Spanish bureaucracy is one of the greediest when it comes to pointless time wasting activities. In my experience, the bureaucrats of all nations are two distinct species, the ones who ‘can do’ and the ones … Read More

US Property Prices Grow for 28th Consecutive Month

August 4, 2014 |

Figures released last week by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) show that property prices in the United States recorded their 28th consecutive month of year over year growth in June.

The latest data shows that the median existing-home price … Read More

La Gomera – The Enchanted Island

August 1, 2014 |

As part of my on-going love affair with the Canary Islands for my writing, as well as continually updating ‘The Canary Islander website’, I visit each of the islands regularly. It was recently the turn of La Gomera once … Read More