Helping You Build a Life Overseas

Settling In

Do you have questions about renovation, education, kids, transport, healthcare and more.  Within the 'Settling In' section we cover anything and everything to do with owning a property and/or living in The Caribbean.

 


Tips for finding work in your new home

Beginning your employment search when looking for work in the Caribbean can seem like a daunting task, especially given the current economic climate. This week, the Caribbean Buying Guide provides an insight into employment opportunities in the Caribbean islands and some tips on how to find work once you arrive. Unless you are lucky enough to be moving abroad with a healthy nest-egg to fall back on, the majority of people will need to find work in their new country.  More...


Law and the police in the Caribbean

When you relocate to another country, it is essential that you take the time to investigate the legal system so that you know what you can and can't do and what is acceptable behaviour. This week the Caribbean Buying Guide provides an insight into law enforcement and policing in the Caribbean and provides some need-to-know background on the most important areas of the law... It’s important when you make the move to a new country or invest in property there  More...


Healthcare considerations: Part 1

When planning your move abroad, healthcare should be top of your list of things to sort out. Upon arrival, there will be lots to do whether it’s sorting out a GP, getting hold of a regular prescription or making sure that you are covered for all accidents. Therefore, the Overseas Guides Company always advise getting the process started as much as you can before you embark on your new life. Here are a few things that you should pay mind to before you jet  More...


Setting up TV, internet and mobile phones in the Caribbean

When moving to the Caribbean, one of the first things to tackle is getting yourself connected. We live in modern times where even the suggestion of not being able to get online to check your email or your various social media feeds will make your blood run cold. As well as being absolutely essential for practicality, having phone and internet allows you to keep your business affairs in order and means that should you miss the voices of your loved ones back home, they are only on the end  More...


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