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GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER MONDAY 26 AUG. 2019


Obituary

Death: William Camilo Fernandes. Ex Mombasa

21 Aug: Tampa, Florida. WILLIAM CAMILO FERNANDES. Ex Mombasa, Kenya. Born 19th January 1931. Belated brother of Hippolyto, Calisto (late), Rosy (late) and Irene. Worked as Customs Officer in Mombasa until 1972. Lived in London, UK until his retirement, then moved to Tampa, Florida. Died of pneumonia. Burial to take place on Tuesday 27th August in the Garden of Memories, Tampa. Messages to cpefernandes@yahoo.co.uk


Funeral: Piedade Rebello. Ex Nairobi.

15 Aug 2019: London, UK. PIEDADE REBELO (Ex-Nairobi). Who went to be with the Lord after a long illness at 94. Piedade was the much-loved husband of Clara Rebelo. Son of the late João Rebelo and late Purificação Rebelo. Loving father to Jaime Rebelo (UK) and Gladys Stuhlpfarrer (Australia). Father-in-law to John Stuhlpfarrer. Doting grandfather to Philip Stuhlpfarrer. Brother to late Dominic/Martha Rebello (UK) and late Joanita/late Custodio Mascarenhas. Uncle to Ivanhoe, Gagarin, late Tschaikovsky, Tito, Ida and Fr. Saturnino. Funeral details: Requiem Mass: 9:30am 10th Sep 2019 at St Paul Church, 22 Bradley Rd, London N22 7SZ. Committal at 11:00 am. New Southgate Crematorium Brunswick Park Rd, New Southgate, London N11 1JJ. No flowers please and if you wish, donations may be made to British Heart Foundation via https://www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/15-08-2019-piedade-rebelo/ . A Memorial Mass will be held at 5.30 pm on 14th Sep 2019 at St Francis Xavier's Church, Parklands, Nairobi. Condolences to: gstuhlpfarrer2001@yahoo.co.uk


News Summary

Videos: Swindon: Goa Day 2019

25 Aug: Brit Asia News. 6 videos. 1, Goan Comedian Luis Bachchan 2: Sheila DeCosta 3: Big Dream 4: Johnny B Gude and Bushka 5: Rainbows End 6: Shades …  For further details click here
For some other video clips,  click here
Brit Asia News. UK : Get ready for Goan Summer Festival -2019 at Swindon on Aug 24 … click here.

What to do in South Goa

24 Aug: Condé Nast Traveller India. 1. Visit Palácio do Deão 2. Admire Mario Miranda’s art 3. Go on road trips 4. Attend a silent party 5. Visit Dudhsagar Falls 6. Go on a jeep safari in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary 7. Look for rare plants in Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary 8. Ride in a hot-air balloon 9. Go on walks and trails10. Attend a Full Moon party on Colva beach, South Goa 11. Admire the architecture of heritage mansions 12. Thrill yourself with water sports in South Goa beaches13. Relive history at Goa Chitra 14. Visit the Big Foot Museum 15. Pray at a temple or three 16. Lake escape  For further details click here

How garbage affects tourism

25 Aug: Herald. On August 17, 2019, Herald held a long overdue discussion on one of Goa’s persistent problems, which affects everyone’s lives in many ways – garbage! The issue of waste management has remained unsolved in Goa. The participants brought their considerable experiences to the table and presented various ideas to tackle this issue.  For further details click here
25 Aug: Herald. Waste: Can We Make Goa Healthy And Wealthy? … click here.

Panjim water crisis – a LESSON for GOA?

25 Aug: Herald. The pipeline burst at Khandepar a fortnight ago threw the life of Tiswadi and Ponda residents out of gear for about 7 to 10 days. Though water was supplied by PWD tankers, the VIPs got the honours first with Panjimites especially having to fend for themselves. TEAM HERALD takes a look at the conditions of pipeline throughout Goa and what authorities need to do to prevent recurrence of such situation in future…  For further details click here
25 Aug. Times of India. In water blame game, citizens the losers …  click here
26 Aug: Times of India. Goa: Mixed opinions on rainwater harvesting … click here.

No buyers; 1000-tons of sardine dumped back into sea

25 Aug: Mathrubhumi News. Usually, tons of fish are transported to industrial units in Goa and Karnataka. But due to the ongoing protest in All India Fishmeal and Oil Manufactures Association, nobody came to buy the fish on Saturday …
Video: 24 Aug. Goa 365 tv. Ramponkars get bumper catch of variety fish …  click here

DXing, QSLs, SINPO, and 73s

25 Aug: Navhind Times. By Frederick Noronha. One generation ago, in our boyhood days, this was something like our secret club. It brought us together with a coded language, and encouraged us to link up with others who shared this odd hobby. We called ourselves DXers… DXing basically means listening in to ‘distant’ (D) and ‘unknown’ (X) radio stations… By the 1970s, it was still quite active, and I suspect the many returning ‘Africanders’ (Goans earlier in East Africa) had something to do with its rising popularity in Goa then…  For further details click here
25 Aug: Navhind Times. The radio star is still shining bright. By Luis Dias. The radio played a very important part in my growing-up years. Apart from the local radio stations, there was a world out there that could be explored just through this medium…  click here

In Goa, an eclair to remember

25 Aug: Indian Express. Inside the ancestral home of the Antaos in Ambora, in south Goa, the wood-fired oven is heated as early as 4 am as the family prepares batches of its famed products — eclairs, in which the cream used is a family secret; the double-baked biscuits known as Melting Moments, which have patrons visiting as early as 6 am; and a plum cake that remains moist even after 21 days. Jila bakery was started in 1972 by Jose Antao, who returned from Mumbai after his son Antonio chided, “You are famous outside Goa. No one in our village knows you.” … Famous customers have included Sachin Tendulkar …  For further details click here


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 25 AUG. 2019


Obituary

Death: Filipina Leitao. Ex Nairobi

13 August 2019. South Norwood, London. FILIPINA LEITAO, born 1936, ex Nairobi, passed away peacefully at home. Loving wife of the late Joao Antonio Leitao, beloved mother to Raymond, Lourdes, Liara and Joseph. The family would like to thank all for their love, support, condolences, words of comfort and prayer cards at this sad time. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 19 September at 11.30 am at St Chad's Church, 5 Whitworth Road, South Norwood, London SE25 6XN. Burial at 13.30 pm at the Beckenham Crematorium/Cemetery, Elmer's End Road, Beckenham, BR3 4TD followed by a reception at St Chad's Church Hall, Burgoyne Road, South Norwood, London SE25 6XN. RSVP for catering purposes. Condolences to lourdes.leitao3@btinternet.com


News Summary

Continue to live in the UK after it leaves the EU

UK Gov. The UK government has reached an agreement with the EU that will protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members living in the UK… These agreements mean that most citizens from the EU will need to apply to stay in the UK. They can then continue living their lives here as they do now. To find out what to do and when,  For further details click here
23 Aug: Immigration alert: the position of EEA citizens if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019 …  click here

Goan women and cuisine excel at the Goan Woman Chef of the Year 2019

24 Aug: Navhind Times. Edition III of the Goan Woman Chef of the Year was held on August 17 at Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Benaulim… Hundred ladies from across the state participated enthusiastically with each dish planned, prepared and presented creatively and meticulously… The dishes which were prepared at home by the contestants thus spanned not just Saraswat, Goan and Portuguese cuisine but Goan Muslim cuisine as well. Kokum tart with jackfruit mousse, poss, Banguley ki Fakki, Natas do Ceu, Killache tonak ani adsarache pole and pise were some of the mouth-watering dishes on display… The overall prize for excellence was ‘The Goan Woman Chef of the Year’…  For further details click here

Bahrain: Young Goans Club (YGC) uniting the Goan community

24 Aug: Gulf News (Bahrain). One of the oldest expatriate clubs in Bahrain, the Young Goans Club (YGC) was formed 66 years ago in 1953… The club hosts village feasts and festivals and cultural, culinary, musical and sporting activities, providing a wide range of family entertainment. It organises child and youth development activities like Toastmaster’s public speaking courses, Konkani skits and singing events. It also serves as a place for the lonely Goan expatriate worker to visit and mingle with fellow Goans, in addition to being a space for families, children and individuals to get together for various Goan activities …  For further details click here

Christianity’s place in the idea of India

24 Aug: Hindustan Times. By Vivek Menezes. Amidst India’s ongoing telescoping of political power into unprecedented dominance for the BJP of Amit Shah and Narendra Modi, some of the most intriguing subplots involve parts of the country where Christians constitute significant proportions of the electorate… Siddhartha Sarma writes in his impressive new book, Carpenters and Kings: Western Christianity and the Idea of India “an attempt is being made to create an idea of India which has never existed…” If much of Sarma’s endeavour is bringing Christianity’s hidden histories to light, Joanne Taylor’s breezy illustrated survey The Churches of India showcases the religion’s most obvious legacy – its built heritage…  For further details click here

Indian priest, five nuns accused of defaming dismissed nun

23 Aug:The Tablet (UK). Police in India’s Kerala state are investigating the actions of a Catholic priest and five women religious after a complaint by a nun who was dismissed from her congregation Aug. 5 accused the six of defaming and harassing her through social media. Sister Lucy Kalapura, a member of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation, complained to police that Father Noble Thomas Parackal and five women religious of the congregation collaborated to share closed-circuit TV footage of her entering her convent with two male journalists on social media with the intention of defaming her, ucanews.com reported. The religious congregation dismissed Sister Kalapura, 54, with Vatican approval, citing several instances of indiscipline and disobedience. However, she appealed to the Vatican against the dismissal and continues to live in the convent.  For further details click here
Video: Mirror Now. Sister Lucy Kalapura files defamation complaint, Six people including a senior priest booked …  click here

The mixed legacy of the 60s Hippie Movement

22 Aug: Irish Catholic. It’s now 50 years since the high point of the 1960s counter-culture, namely the huge music festival that took place at Woodstock in New York... Organisers originally estimated it would attract 50,000 people. In the end, around 400,000 attended. It became so big because it caught a cultural moment. The Hippie movement was at its zenith. It offered a radical alternative lifestyle to the materialistic, consumerist, bourgeois and conventional one then on offer to the mostly middle-class young people who declared themselves part of the movement… Eastern religions seemed to offer a path to a higher level of consciousness where true peace and contentment could be found. It helped that the Beatles had spent time in India taking part in a Transcendental Meditation (TM) training course at the school of the guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi… 1033 words.  For further details click here

Goa Tourism Development Corp to start helicopter tours by May 2020

24 Aug: Times of India. Three years after tourism helicopter rides were discontinued in the state, the ambitious plan of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) to have a helipad for heli-tours is set to take off with the government awarding the work to a company called Rohit Equipments for Rs 3.03 crore. The helipad is being constructed at Ela, Old Goa … In 2016, GTDC had introduced helicopter rides from the helipad located at Fort Aguada, North Goa. However, the project was stopped due to opposition from locals…  For further details click here


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER SATURDAY 24 AUG. 2019


Obituary

Death: Louis Rodricks. Ex Nairobi and Bandra

19 Aug 2019. Milton Keynes, UK. LOUIS RODRICKS. Born 1929 in Nairobi. Beloved husband of Flory Rodricks and loving father of Karen and Lee. Father-in-law to Cynthia Rodricks and grandfather to Lucas and Adam. Sister to Marti (U.K). Brother to Mary, Mani, Nelu and Maggie (late). Funeral arrangements to follow. Messages - leerodricks@gmail.com


News Summary

Goan opera singers collaborate with Indian

Classical maestro in London concert On Sunday the 25th of August, Goa-origin opera singers Patricia Rozario OBE and Oscar Castellino will collaborate with Sitar maestro Baluji Shrivastav OBE in a much anticipated concert (also featured on BBC Radio) entitled Indian Music Meets Opera at Highgate, London. This concert will also feature concert-pianist Mark Troop and singer-songwriter Linda Shanovitch. Patricia and Shrivastav performed a short excerpt on BBC Asian Radio last week. This concert is one not to be missed. View a couple of short excerpts of their rehearsal over last week.  For further details click here
£15 tickets are available at Eventbrite. For details and tickets.  click here

Lay people’s TV channel makes a mark in Goa

23 Aug: Herald (Malaysia). When Robin D’Souza and friends thought of beginning a cable TV channel in Goa to promote Gospel values, it seemed an impossible dream at first… The retired Cost-Accountant, who has worked and travelled widely across the world, reminisced the months passed by… According to D’Souza, who spends 12 hours in the studio, the staunch support of Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao of Goa was a good foundation. “So we started out in faith,” he said… Robin and team did think much before setting up this dream project…  For further details click here
CCRTV is viewable online 24/7  click here
For the CCCRTV website with daily programme schedule, etc. click here.

‘Typewriter’: The Show That Should Have Never Aired

22 Aug: Study Breaks (USA). By Mela Lozano, University of Texas at San Antonio. Netflix presented me “Typewriter.” … It is a complete rip-off from an episode of “The X-Files” and “Haunting of Hill House.” It also does not help the fact that all the characters, who are born and raised in India, have Catholic names. Sure, there isn’t a problem with giving kids in India Catholic names, but when the characters come out of the closet with names like Peter and Jenny Fernandes, well, can you even call it an Indian show? … “Typewriter” has five episodes and is rumored to have a second season. I believe the show is a complete waste of time and should be destroyed from the face of the planet…  For further details click here
For the Netflix Typewriter site with links to the video trailers,  click here

Meet Alicia Souza, self-employed illustrative designer

23 Aug: Friday (UAE). Growing up in Abu Dhabi in an unartistic family as a tomboy with a proclivity for technical, crafty things – ‘I had my own toolkit’ – and a nerdy love for mathematics, Alicia Souza never imagined in her wildest dreams that she’d become a successful illustrator – one who’s an internet sensation with an Instagram following of 239,000 people, a successful online merchandise store featuring her cartoony illustrations (mugs, pillowcases, wall-hangings, T-shirts) plus a portfolio that boasts clients such as Google, Yahoo, Chennai Super Kings, Tinkle (the popular Indian children’s comics) and Penguin. But 32-year-old Alicia’s journey is proof that a successful career doesn’t mean knowing where your passions lie right at the outset and hindsight is 20/20… 729 words.  click here
11 Apr. 2016: The Goan. The funny girl … Alicia Souza s very attached to Goa. “My grandma and a whole lot of lovely family still live in Goa. Also my surname is as Goan as it gets! So are my taste buds!” she says…  click here
For the Alicia Souza website, click here.

Francis Newton Souza — The ‘enfant terrible’ of Modern Indian Art

23 Aug: Christies. Nishad Avari guides us through the life and art of one of India’s most important painters — illustrated with works offered in the South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art sale on 11 September in New York. Who was Francis Newton Souza? … What was F.N. Souza best known for? … Was Souza involved with India’s most radical art movement? … Goan landscapes and the Indian poor … Why did Souza leave his homeland for London? … An influential meeting … The dawn of sobriety … The birth of Souza’s signature style … What role did Catholicism play in his life and work? … 1955: The first solo show … The dawn of sobriety … The ‘black paintings’ … Why did Souza leave London? … Fatherhood and a new perspective … What is the current market for Souza? … Is Souza represented in public museums, institutions and exhibitions? … 2921 words.  click here

Video: New Luxury Toilet at Goa Airport

22 Aug: Kohler India. Experience India's first bathroom lounge at the Goa Airport. Design by Red Architects. 2m. 0s.  For further details click here

Lifting Indian spirits with a GI tag

24 Aug: Gateway House. India’s traditions are finally getting their due – with a Geographical Indication tag. This opens up a world of soft power for India. The first GI tag was given to Darjeeling tea. Now, after over a decade, the first ever GI store has opened at Goa’s airport. Products for sale in the store include azulejos paintings, coconut carvings, Mankurad mangoes, Khola chillies, Taleigao brinjals, Korgutt (red kernel rice), Goan chorizo sausages, breadfruit and more… Yet there is only one GI-registered product from Goa: Goan cashew feni, a local alcoholic beverage unique to the state, and only partly tagged…  For further details click here


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER FRIDAY 23 AUG. 2019


Obituary

Death: Percival Noronha. Goa

19 Aug. Panjim, Goa. PERCIVAL IVO VITAL e NORONHA. Born 26.07.1923. Brother of Berta/late Manuel do Rosario Sousa, late Olga/ late Jose Joaquim Lume Pereira. Uncle of Francisco/Telma Lume Pereira, Celio/Clara Lume Pereira, Elba/Mario de Souza. Great Uncle of Olga Lune Pereira, Nadia/Savio D'Costa, Danuta/Neal Fernandes, Antonya/Cecil Frias Pinto, Federica/Christian Ruser, Emilio Lume Pereira, Yuri/Misa, Boris, Ivan and Leon de Souza. Expired peacefully on 19th August 2019. The funeral will be held on Saturday, 24th August 2019 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Don Bosco, Panaji, Goa. His mortal remains will be brought to the Shrine at 2.30 pm for those who wish to pay their final respects. The Eucharistic Celebration will commence at 3.30 pm followed by burial at St. Inez Cemetery, Panaji, Goa.  For further details click here
Herald. Adeus Percival: ‘Um goes exemplar’ … By Maria De Lourdes Bravo Da Costa Rodrigues. The chronicler, the historian, the informant, the civil servant and above all a fine human being with a repository of everything Goan, Percival Noronha is no more …  For further details click here
Video: Percival Noronha: An introduction to Goa … Recording from a lecture/talk around the topics of the 2010 project “2050 – Cultures of Living”, by Percival Noronha, Historian, Goa … click here.


News Summary

Bertram de Souza: Ohio newspaper that battled injustice for 150 years to shut down: 'Scary for democracy'

21 Aug: The Guardian (UK). The Vindicator’s closure means Youngstown will be the largest US city without a major paper, and is the latest blow to an ailing American news industry … “My identity is the Vindicator. Without the newspaper I have no identity in the community,” said Bertram de Souza, the paper’s editorial page editor and columnist. De Souza, 69, has worked at the Vindicator for more than 40 years, and was the paper’s first non-white politics writer. He moved to the US from Uganda when he was 19 years old, after then president Idi Amin expelled Asian people from the country, and eventually moved to Youngstown for the job. “I’m going to leave town. Without the Vindicator I don’t have a compelling reason to live in Youngstown,” De Souza said… The Vindicator became known for tackling the mafia and corrupt officials. The work of De Souza and other reporters in the late 1980s contributed to almost 70 elected officials, mafia members and businesspeople being convicted of criminal acts… 318 words  click here
Small wonder then that The American Journalism Review has a feature article [3408 words] profiling him. Extracts: … Bertram De Souza remained in Kansas … He sent out 300 résumés before receiving a call from the Vindicator editor. …His opponents have urged him for years to "get on his elephant" and go back to Africa or India. Others privately spew derogatory epithets for Indians. Full text of the article, [3408 words],  click here
Gleaned from a telephone interview: Bertram's parents were the late Damascene and late Amy de Souza. Damascene was born in Goa (Tivim); Amy in Kampala. Her parents were Eugene and Mary Pinto. Bertram's brother, Herman, lives in Ottawa. His sister, Annabelle is married to Stephen Halliday and they live in Tring, Herts, UK. Bertram was at the Goan School, Kampala for 8 years. Contact him at desouza@vindy.com

Catholic pilgrims walking to Marian shrine in Velankanni attacked

21 Aug: Crux Catholic News Service. Indian police arrested six suspected members of a hardline Hindu group for attacking 40 Catholics taking part in a 280-mile pilgrimage to a Marian shrine in Velankanni in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The attackers were accused of blocking the pilgrims on a public road Aug. 18 and beating and verbally abusing them, a police inspector told ucanews.com Aug. 21. The suspects remained in custody as police investigated the case. They face charges of attempted murder, rioting, hurting religious sentiments and acting to destroy religious peace…  For further details click here

Dr Oscar Rebello: What A Water Shame!!!

22 Aug: Goa News. Dr Oscar Rebello. First a disclaimer, I used all my contacts, got a couple of paid tankers and am stuffed to the gills, during this water drought of Panaji… But the sheer terror and absolute horror of running out of the most precious resource on the planet for a week now and counting, is a nightmare I can bet will visit us again & again. And the prime reason for this catastrophe to strike us is this. We Are A Stupid, Dim Witted People Never Prepared To Ask The Right Questions…We are simply not prepared to CONSISTENTLY be outraged over basic civic issues denied to us day in & day out…  For further details click here
22 Aug: Times of India. Goa: Senior citizens knocking on doors of PWD’s office …  click here
Video: 22 Aug. HCN. Water reaches Panjim: likely to be released by tomorrow, agony of a week click here.

Goa: ‘For foreign investors, we need ease of doing business’

20 Aug: Times of India. Investors, keen on setting up manufacturing facilities in Goa, base their decision on a robust supply chain of smaller vendors and ease of doing business, which are sometimes found lacking in the state, said medium, small and micro enterprises (MSME) chairman on Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) Manguirish Pai Raiker on Monday. Raiker said Goan entrepreneurs, especially small and micro enterprises, need to “go aggressively for quality and cost effectiveness” so that investors find a conducive ecosystem to set up shop…  For further details click here

This Liberation Day, Goa to get a State anthem in Konkani

21 Aug: Herald. Goa will soon have a State anthem the people could call their own. The government has proposed a State Anthem in Konkani, which will give a feel of the quintessential flavour of the Goan soil. The government intends to launch the anthem on Liberation Day, December 19. Addressing a gathering of Konkani literateurs, experts and students at Goa University, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant urged writers to pen an anthem for the State which would be played during all important occasions after the National Anthem…  For further details click here
21 Aug: Herald. Goa University to introduce course in Konkani proficiency…  click here

Azulejos get a Goan upgrade

21 Aug: Navhind Times. The fourth edition of the annual Serendipity Arts Festival will witness a group exhibition titled ‘Azulejo’ where 25 selected artists from Goa, all under the age of 40, will exhibit Goan azulejo artworks set in the 21st century. The exhibition which is part of Vivek Menezes’ curated section of the festival will be on display at Instituto Camões, Panaji. The dates for the festival are December 15-22, 2019. And the artists have already been undergoing workshops on Indo-Portuguese art and culture in preparation for the show… The 25 selected artists come from various field – painters, graphic designers, architects, a trained classical dancer, etc… Azulejos are Islamic Iberian ceramic tiles that emerged from the Muslim period in Iberia… 859 words.  For further details click here
21 Aug: Herald. Time for new tiles …  click here

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Sun. 25th Aug: GOA UK – Annual Sports Day. Venue: GOALS Soccer Centre, MacFarlane Lane, Isleworth, TW7 5DB. Closest underground stations are Boston Manor Tube Station and Osterley Tube Station. Nearest Mainline Stations are Isleworth Railway and Brenford Railway Stations. Gates open at 11.00 a.m. First race at 12.00 noon. Further details from our GOA Sports Director, Savio DeSouza, on +44(0)7918.636920 or Assistant Sports Director, Vince Fernandes on +44(0)7853.132336. For more details, click here.

Sat 31st Aug. GOA UK - Pilgrimage to Aylesford. Venue: The Friars, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7BX. Confession at 10.00 a.m. Rosary at 11.00 a.m, Mass at 12.30 p.m. Followed by Benediction after lunch. For details of coaches departing from your area, click here.

Sun 1 Sep: 4.00pm Wembley. Goan Chaplaincy Celebrations 2019. Eucharistic Celebration at St Joseph RC Church followed by a Social at Patidar House, Wembley HA9 7EX. Contact: Charles Dias: 07809552654, Mary Xavier: 07440025962, Ivone Fernandes: 07448525300, Mario Pinto: 07554010000, Mario Nunes: 07440190848. For the flyer, click here.

Sat. 21 Sep: SOLD OUT! Kenya Nite (UK) 5.00pm – 12:30am at Rayyan Banqueting Lounge, 12 Bridge Close, London, Romford RM7 OAU. Dress code: Kenyan Attire / Semi Formal. Prize for the best Kenyan Attire. Band: Rainbows End / Disco: DNA. All proceeds go to charity in Kenya. For tickets contact: Antonetta Fernandes: 0795 845 1399, Sandra Fernandes-Allen: 0776 808 0537, Cyrila Pereira: 0776 320 8222, Natasha Abreo: 0790 440 6648, Rosario Barreto: 0785 222 7246. SOLD OUT! For the flyer, click here.

Sat 5 Oct: 5.30pm. Goan Chaplaincy Celebrations 2019. Joint Social: Heathrow, Hounslow and Cranford following the Eucharistic Celebration at HEATHROW: 14th Sep; HOUNSLOW: 15th Sep and CRANFORD: 22nd Sep. The Social will be at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church Hall, Heston. Band: Mercury Blue. Contact: Peter Estrocio: 07584676093, Debbie Fernandes: 07896007011, Gabriel Fernandes: 07424318717, Socorro DeMello: 07448420246, Florence D’Souza: 07905053597. For the flyer, click here.

Sat. 12 Oct: 12.30pm. Goan Chaplaincy Celebrations 2019. Join us to thank the Lord at the Annual Concelebrated Thanksgiving Mass by Bishop Paul McAleenan (Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster & in charge of Ethnic Chaplaincies) at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 70 Wellesley Road, Croydon CR0 2AR, followed by a get-together in the Church Hall. Contact: Fr Patrick D’Souza SFX (Chaplain) – 07342267878. For the flyer, click here.

FOR LATER EVENTS go to http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/events.php


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER THURSDAY 22 AUG. 2019


Obituary

Death: John Remedios. Ex Nairobi.

11 Aug. 2019. JOAO (John) MELQUIADO DOS REMEDIOS (b. 10/12/1924, ex-Industrial Chemist, ex-Nairobi, Kenya) passed away peacefully on 11/08/2019 at Albany Lodge Nursing Home, Croydon, UK. Husband of the late Carmelina, father/(father-in-law) of Darryl and the late Lesley/(Thomas) Vaz. Grandfather of Christopher and Luke. The funeral will be held on Tuesday 3rd September at 1pm at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 70 Wellesley Road, West Croydon CR0 2AR followed by the cremation at Croydon Crematorium, Thornton Road, CR7 6BB. May his soul rest in eternal peace. In place of flowers, donations may be made to the Children with Cancer UK (Gt. Ormond St.) Charity. Condolences to darrylremedios@outlook.com


News Summary

Ben Gomes, Google’s head of search is using AI to foray into new frontiers

21 Aug: The Economic Times. Ben Gomes likes to connect his childhood experiences in Bengaluru with the mission he has at Google. Gomes, a Goan born in Tanzania, moved to Bengaluru when his father retired from his job at Tanzania. It was 1970. Bengaluru was still a garden city. Good weather, good schools. Gomes was two then. He went to St Joseph’s Boys School … he joined Google in 1999, barely a few months after the company was founded… Last year, he was elevated to senior vice-president, with overall responsibility for search — the business that remains Google’s flagship… Gomes is taking search into new frontiers… Google is beginning to tell you that a segment of a video — from this minute to that minute — may be relevant to your query… 811 words.  For further details click here
Text + Video: Digital Indians: Ben Gomes. 10 Sep. 2013. BBC. Ben Gomes is Google's Tanzania-born, [Dar es Salaam] India-bred, US-educated vice-president of search ... 1216 words + Video 2m. 2s. with photos of his family and his school in Dar es Salaam….  click here

Fitz de Souza: Kenya's graft proceeds are hidden in plain sight

21 Aug: The Standard (Kenya). Kenyans have a problem in equating success with money or other material acquisitions… Author Fitz de Souza traces this problem to the halcyon days of Kenya’s independence from colonial rule in his book ‘Forward to Independence’. In it, he quotes Jomo Kenyatta, the nation’s founding father, saying “Africans only respect a man with a lot of mali (wealth)… According to Fritz de Souza’s excerpt, how else does one become a leader without ostentatious displays of wealth …  For further details click here

After six days pipeline restored, water trickles in; Panaji awaits

22 Aug: The Goan. Even as the water crisis in Tiswadi and Ponda entered the seventh day and one of the two pipelines which had broken down at Curti was restored at 7 am on Wednesday, there was no clarity as to when supply will be restored particularly to the capital city of Panjim … The mad scramble for Panaji’s residents for water through tankers and other sources, meanwhile, continued for the seventh day on Wednesday …  For further details click here

If You Had Bought Goa Carbon (NSE:GOACARBON) Shares Five Years Ago You’d Have Made 197%

21 Aug. Simply Wall St. The last three months have been tough on Goa Carbon Limited shareholders, who have seen the share price decline a rather worrying 31%. But in stark contrast, the returns over the last half decade have impressed. Indeed, the share price is up an impressive 197% in that time. Generally speaking the long term returns will give you a better idea of business quality than short periods can. Ultimately business performance will determine whether the stock price continues the positive long term trend. View our latest analysis for Goa Carbon … 475 words.  click here
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Betty Sebastian D’Silva: Cutting A Long Dream Short

20 Aug: Times of India. For 30 years, Betty Sebastian D’Silva led Goa’s charge in volleyball at the Nationals but fell inches ‘short’ of realising the state’s dream of producing an international… When still in her teens, she was handpicked to attend the national camp to select the Indian team for the Asian Games in 1982. There were players much senior and older to her, and Betty was left out due to her short stature… Betty, 53, comes from a family which has sports running through its veins. Her father N.D Sebastian, a teacher by profession, was an athlete, and even at 90 wakes up everyday at 5.30am for his one hour of morning exercises. Mother Rosa set the standard in athletics, while two of her siblings – Beulah and Brian –made it to state volleyball teams. Nobody, though, achieved what Betty did… 698 words.  For further details click here

Israel to launch 1st direct flights to India's Goa, Kochi

20 Aug: Xinhua. The first direct flights between Israel and India's coastal cities of Kochi and Goa will start in September, announced Tuesday by the Israeli airline Arkia. The direct flights will be operated between Israel's Ben Gurion Airport and the two cities, with one flight per week to Goa … The duration of the flights will be about 7 hours in each direction, and operated through the aircraft Airbus A321neo LR…  For further details click here

Woodstock at 50: An hour in the life of Ravi Shankar that changed the face of world music

20 Aug: The Week. An ancient letter box was one among the many prized possessions that Tony Almeida kept in hand. Joe Banana (bar and grill), Anjuna, Goa—the engraving read. For decades, the address had served as a beacon for visiting hipsters … Tony took charge of the joint from his father Diogo (popularly known as Joe Banana). Almeida, clad in an oversized sweatshirt and shorts … Joe Banana's bar and grill was the first restaurant (opened in 1968), which catered to a growing number of Westerners who made Goa their home. It became the favourite haunt for hippies … August 15, 1969 was a watershed day in the history of the counterculture movement … In the midst of all that star power stood Ravi Shankar, the famed sitar teacher to The Beatles’ George Harrison, … What Ravi Shankar’s performance at Woodstock did was to provide a portal for a generation of hispters into the east; a lot of them would later arrive—naked and free, as Almeida described them—at the beaches of Goa. The drug industry has grown to such an extent that rave and full moon parties, involving copious amounts of psychedelic drugs and trance music for up to 24 hours, had grown to define Goa for an entire generation of millennials and college-goers…  For further details click here
12 Mar. 2005: The Independent (UK). Gurus, ganja and free love on the beach. By Sue Arnold.  click here

UK: TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes
ENTERTAINMENT: Unsolved Mysteries. CBS Drama (Freeview 71). Mon. 26th Aug. 17:00 to 18:00. The history of a Roman Catholic shrine in Lourdes, where people claim to have received miracle cures.

COOKERY: Rick Stein's India. Food Network (Freeview 41). Mon. 26th Aug. 21:00 to 22:00. Madurai and Kerala. Tues. 27th Aug, 21:00 to 22:00. Lucknow and Punjab. Wed. 28th Aug. 21:00 to 22:00. Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. Fri. 30th Aug. 21:00 to 22:00. Madurai and Lucknow.

DOCUMENTARY: 101 East. Al Jazeera English (Freeview 133). Mon. 26th Aug. 06:30 to 07:00. India's Hospital Train. Current Affairs. 101 East boards the Lifeline Express, a hospital train that travels across India, delivering medical care and hope to those who need it most.

TECHNOLOGY: How Do They Do It? Quest (Freeview 37). Mon. 26th Aug. 23:30 to 00:00. Royal Enfield/Art Fraud/Milk. The manufacturing documentary reveals how a classic British bike is being rebooted in India.

SPECIAL INTEREST: The Repair Shop. BBC 2. Wed. 28th Aug. 19:00 to 20:00. Jay Blades and the team bring four family heirlooms back to life. Dominic Chinea undertakes the challenging restoration of a Carrom board, a traditional Asian board game.

TRAVEL: An Idiot Abroad. Pick (Freeview 11). Thurs. 29th Aug. 21:00 to 22:00. India. Karl Pilkington arrives in India, where he attends the Holi, a spring festival in which people throw coloured dye at one another, and takes an eight-hour bus ride to see holy men known as `the babas". He also joins a saint to cleanse his soul in the River Ganges, before paying a visit to the Taj Mahal.

NEWS: Counting the Cost. Al Jazeera English (Freeview 133). Fri. 30th Aug. 23:30 to 00:00. Documentary. Fifteen of the most polluted cities in the world are in India. We take a look at the resultant health costs to one of the world's fastest-growing economies.


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Obituary

Death: Bosco Fernandes. Ex Goa
5 Aug: Coulsdon, Surrey, UK. BOSCO FERNANDES. Aged 60After a short battle with leukaemia Bosco fell asleep peacefully surrounded by his family. Gone too soon, how could a light that shone brightly ever be dimmed. Bosco, loving husband to Pat, devoted Father/ Father in Law to Charmaine & Paul Millar, Kelly & Jay Carvalho and Natalie Fernandes & Jejy Costin, also leaves behind his beautiful grandchildren, Kacey- May, Mia and Jamie. Son of Santana (Navelim) and the late Diego Fernandes (Benaulim), brother to Regina and Patrick, Benny and Tony, Adolf and Debbie, Lucy and Savio. Affectionate uncle and charming friend. The family have asked for donations to be made to St Mary, Help of Christians RC Church in lieu of flowers. This was a place Bosco found comfort and peace for many years. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Details of funeral mass and cremation to follow. Condolences to charmainefernandes@hotmail.co.uk


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UK Goan Festival 2019: The official Video. By Armchair Goa

1. Welcome by MC Bella & Cassy. Performances by Children from Swindon, Diamond Fernandes, Zara Rodrigues, Emsley De Souza and Agnelo D'Souza.
2. Performances by Comedian Jane, Anthony Marques, Jose Mendes and Victor De Verem.
3. Performances by Sebastian with brother Terry, dancer Sinatra Fernandes, Leo and son Julio, Noywen & Valarie and Goans R Us.
4. Performances by Polly De Curtorim, Anthony De Nuvem, Eddy Fernandes, Bai Andrea, Babit De Zuari and Bunty.
5. Performances by Benzer Fernandes, Dancers Gabriela, Sylvia & Jason Viegas and Anthony De Nuvem
6. Performances by Big Dreams Band and Tony Dias.
7. Performance by 'Nightingale of Goa' Lorna Cordeiro singing her Konkani greatest hits.
8. Birthday Song by Simon Gonsalves, Salu De Souza & Bab Andrew. Tributes and Speeches Ravi Vaz, Sunil Chopra, Adoraelle Shaikh with her husband Imtiyaz, Rabi Martins, Mr Singh representative of Indian High Commission.
9. Lorna's Final Finale bring the festival to a close.
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Rules giving EU citizens the right to enter the UK to live, work or study will be scrapped on October 31

19 Aug: Daily Mail. A No Deal Brexit will mean freedom of movement is ended instantly, the Government vowed yesterday. .. Theresa May had looked at extending freedom of movement to 2021 or allowing EU citizens and their families to stay for three months before applying to remain for up to three years. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted he is committed to honouring the referendum result by ending free movement, a key reason the country voted for Brexit in June 2016 … If negotiations with the EU collapse and the UK leaves without a deal, freedom of movement - which also gives Britons the right to live and travel freely within the EU - will end … 7000+ comments.  click here
19 Aug: The Guardian: Threat to end freedom of movement overnight is reckless, say EU citizens …  click here
20 Aug: Daily Mail. Britain will STOP most contact with EU in TEN DAYS to 'focus on leaving' … 6000+ comments, click here.

India to offer e-tourist visa fee based on tourist footfall

20 Aug: Times of India. India to offer e-tourist visa fee based on tourist footfall with higher fee for the peak season of July to March and a considerably lower fee during the lean period of April to June, officials have said. The fee for e-visa with a validity of 30 days to five years ranges between $10 and $80 … While tourists from all the countries to which India has extended e-visa facility will pay $10 for a 30-day e-visa in the lean season, they will have to pay $25 in the peak period… Five-year visa will be introduced with $80 fee and a one-year visa with $40 fee…  For further details click here

Goa seeks e-tourist visa facilities at Dabolim airport

20 Aug: New Indian Express. Goa Tourism on Tuesday urged Union Minister of State for Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel for e-tourist visa processing facilities at the state's only international airport at Dabolim…. Easing of e-tourism visa norms has been a constant demand of the tourism and travel industry stakeholders in Goa, which attracts nearly half a million foreign tourists every year. GTDC Chairman Dayanand Sopte, who is attending a day-long conference of state tourism ministers, also made a pitch seeking funds under the Tourism Ministry's Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) for development of the 17th century Church complex in Old Goa. The Church, a UNESCO endorsed site, attracts thousands of tourists every day…  For further details click here

Flights from Toronto to Goa from $970

20 Aug: SkyScanner. Planning your next vacation or business trip? … How to find the cheapest flights from Toronto to Goa … Skyscanner has many tools and features to ensure you’re getting the best price for your flight booking. How far ahead to book cheap flights to Goa? Find the best time to book cheap airline tickets from Toronto to Goa by checking out our best time to book tool. Are you flexible with your flight dates? Why not discover new destinations then? Simply use the Skyscanner flight comparison map which gives you an overview of the available flight prices to anywhere in the world on an interactive map… We’ll be happy to also find you a cheap car rental in Goa … Prices shown on the page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.  For further details click here

Video: Dry taps: 6th day running; govt falters on alternate arrangements

20 Aug: Goa 365 tv. 5m. 16s.  For further details click here
20 Aug: Herald. Panjim Soaked, Ponjekars Parched. Wet roads and dry taps, wet rain soaked clothes but no water to wash soiled ones. No water to bathe or cook or run the household. Goa’s smart city and its people are in a hopeless state as damaged water pipelines have cut off supplies to Panjim. People are forced to collect rainwater to use for domestic chores. The pipeline that brings water to Tiswadi and Ponda from Opa Water Works near Ponda burst due to a landslide caused by heavy rains and there won’t be any supply till the pipeline is fixed…  click here

How do foreign prisoners eat, talk, live in Indian jails?

19 Aug: Times of India. A first of its kind survey on how foreign prisoners are faring in Indian jails will be carried out over the next six months by Vellore-based Academy of Prisons and Correctional Administration (APCA). The country’s 1,412 jails house over 6,000 foreigners, about 1.5% of the total prison population. Half of the foreigners are undertrials. The survey came to be, in a new diplomacy of sorts, when the British High Commission in Delhi along with Australians and those from embassies of the US, Canada and New Zealand suggested APCA take up the study… Language is among key issues foreign prisoners face … Another crucial point is access to medicines...  For further details click here


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Obituary

Death: Piedade Rebelo. Ex-Nairobi
15 Aug: London, UK. PIEDADE REBELO (Ex-Nairobi - Kenya). Who went to be with the Lord after a long illness bravely borne. Piedade was the much-loved husband of Clara Rebelo. Son of the late Joao Marcal Rebelo and late Purificacao D’costa Rebelo. Loving and dearest father to Jaime Rebelo (U.K.) and Gladys Stuhlpfarrer (Australia). Father-in-law to John Stuhlpfarrer. Doting grandfather to Philip Stuhlpfarrer. Loving brother to late Dominic/Martha Rebello (U.K.) and late Joanita/late Custodio Mascarenhas (Goa). Uncle to Ivanhoe, Gagarin, late Tschaikovsky, Tito, Ida and Fr. Saturnino
We thank God for the gift of his life and the time he spent with us. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. May his Soul Rest in Eternal Peace. Amen. Funeral details to follow. [Info Goan Welfare Society, Nairobi]. Condolence messages can be sent to: gstuhlpfarrer2001@yahoo.co.uk


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Bernadette D’Souza: Tulane alumnae to lead top legal organizations

9 Aug: Tulane University (New Orleans). It’s going to be a banner year for alumnae of Tulane Law School… In October, Orleans Civil District Court Judge Bernadette D’Souza (L’92), the first Civil District Court judge elected to the permanent domestic relations division, becomes president of NAWJ at its annual conference in Los Angeles… Judge Bernadette D’Souza has been in public interest law since graduating from Tulane, working in family law and domestic violence… She was invited by Pope Francis to attend the first Pan American Judges Summit on Social Rights, the Environment and Social Justice in June … In the spring, D’Souza spoke on a panel at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women …  For further details click here
For a profile of Judge Bernadette D'Souza,  click here

Speaker’s Portuguese nationality: JMFC issues notice to Goa Police

20 Aug: Herald. The Judicial Magistrate First Class issued notice to the Goa Police in connection with a complaint lodged against Deputy Speaker Isidore Fernandes (photo) for allegedly concealing his Portuguese nationality. The notices issued on North SP and Panjim PI is returnable on September 6. Complainant Advocate Aires Rodrigues had moved the JMFC over the failure of the local police to act on his complaint filed against Fernandes. In his petition, Rodrigues has sought directions to the Panjim Police to register an FIR against Fernandes under various sections of the Citizenship Act, 1955, Indian Penal Code and Representation of People’s Act. He has sought directions to the police to investigate the matter properly and that court monitor the investigation as Fernandes is politically influential…  For further details click here

Morally abhorrent: Supreme Court rejects Tarun Tejpal's plea to quash 2013 sexual assault case

19 Aug: India Today. The court has asked a Goa court to finish the trial within six months … A Goa court will resume trial from September 23 against Tehelka magazine founder Tarun Tejpal in a sexual assault case lodged by his former woman colleague. A woman colleague had accused the high profile journalist of rape and sexual harassment in a sensational case in 2013. The incident took place during the Think festival that was being hosted by Tehelka at a five-star hotel in Goa's Bambolim in 2013 when the junior colleague was allegedly assaulted by Tarun Tejpal inside a lift.  For further details click here

All Seoul and no Goa for Thomas Cook’s Cairns charter

19 Aug: UK Aviation News. UK Charter Airline Thomas Cook has changed the route of its one-off charter to Cairns, Australia in 2020. The flight leaves the London Gatwick on 8th January 2020 and was originally due to operate via Goa, India but a change to the scheduling now means it will operate via Seoul, South Korea (ICN/RKSI). Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and is enjoying ever-increasing popularity amongst British travellers, particularly amongst the winter season. The flight will be operated by one of Thomas Cook’s Airbus A330-200 aircraft…  For further details click here
19 Aug: Routes Online. Thomas Cook revises Cairns charter routing in Jan 2020 …  click here

Living on the edge in India’s coastlines

20 Aug: Mint. By Vivek Menezes. On 6 August, all nine rivers of India’s smallest state spilled their banks and spread fast into paddy fields, then flooded right into villages and towns. Incessant, pounding rain and shearing winds collapsed electricity poles and satellite towers… A year ago ecologist Madhav Gadgil warned the Goan media: “Goa will be next. I am sure there will be all kinds of problems there because the greed for enormous profits has been allowed to go on unchecked." Gadgil believed Kerala’s plight could have been mitigated if his panel’s recommendations to drastically curb “developmental activities" in the Western Ghats were followed. That’s also the view of Edgar Ribeiro, distinguished ex-director of New Delhi’s School of Planning and Architecture, and former chief planner to the Government of India. Earlier this year, the 88-year-old led a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging massive concretization of Goa’s tiny 200-year-old capital Panjim via an egregiously manipulated Outline Development Plan… 1899 words.  For further details click here

From celebrating anniversaries to reunions, tourists hire yachts, ride Harleys in Goa

18 Aug: Times of India. In Goa, everything is available for a price. Well, almost. Tourists arriving in Goa these days have newer fascinations and demands. Gone are the days when they would seek cars and bikes on hire. Now, many come seeking Harley-Davidsons, vintage cars, convertibles, beach buggy’s and for those who have the money to burn, there are yachts…. With approximately 25 yachts available for rent in the state, tourists now have an option of celebrating their parties … The average spend for a three-hour booking on a yacht is Rs 1.5 lakh … Smaller speed boats are available for Rs 10,000 per hour, while other yachts can cost up to Rs 60,000… Harley-Davidson bikes are also in vogue. There are five variants of Harley-Davidsons available for hire in Goa. While Rs 6,000 can get you the lower model for a day, tourists don’t mind shelling out Rs 14,000 a day to rent the top Harley-Davidson model.  For further details click here

Moving from chaos to calm

18 Aug: Asian Age. Eager to get away from the challenging environs of metro cities, modern Indians are initiating a process of reverse migration to smaller cities and towns where living conditions are far better. For 41-year-old supermodel-turned-artist Tinu Verghis (photo) the charm of cities started fading out when she bought agricultural farmland in Goa a few years ago… “Although my family cannot stay rooted in Goa because of my partner’s job, I am here every three months for planting and harvesting my crops… ” Miniya Chatterji, CEO of Sustain Labs, and her husband Chirag Lilaramani, CEO of Liquid Sanctuary, decided to leave their posh bungalow in Delhi and moved to a villa by the fields in Saligao, Goa, to protect their newborn from Delhi’s pollution… For 26-year-old filmmaker Mohit Kapil from New Delhi, a recent move to Goa to set up work changed his entire outlook towards well-being. The youngster says he found living in Delhi to be demotivating and stressful, so he made an impromptu decision to move to an isolated place… Real estate entrepreneur and hospitality consultant Prashant Kalra moved to Goa with his family… 28-year-old Sarthak Kush, who lived in Delhi till 2016, the move to a smaller city in Goa was not difficult… He is now convincing his parents to buy a retirement home in Goa to enjoy the simple life...  For further details click here


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