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Goa Floor Test Today, New CM Pramod Sawant Says Confident of Victory

20 Mar: News18. Newly elected Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said the government will go for a floor test on Wednesday as he expressed confidence that the allies were with the BJP and they would win the trust vote “100 per cent”... The new government has two deputy chief ministers, Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA Sudin Dhavalikar, from the two small parties backing BJP in the coastal state. Apart from the CM and his two deputies, nine other ministers of the state cabinet were also sworn in at the ceremony.  For further details click here
20 Mar: Herald. Editorial: Young man at the helm of a troubled State …  click here
20 Mar: Herald. New CM will have to walk on THIN ICE. Seven of the cabinet ministers were not in favour of Sawant as CM; He would have to keep them happy … click here.

Sun, sea, sand, surf and stability

19 Mar: Mid-day. Looking beyond the narrow political prism of the next chief minister of Goa, post Manohar Parrikar's demise; Mumbaikars with a special place in their hearts for the state, say it is not just about one CM or party, but an overall view of Goa's future. "I just wish for stability in Goa," said Bandra's Freddie Vaz, who has a number of relatives in the sunshine state. "I now hear two extremely distinct voices in Goa when it comes to the political narrative…” For Vaz, the only thing that matters is that Goa should have an honest, able leader of any political dispensation…  For further details click here

Danielle McLaughlin's family 'still aren't getting Government support two years after her death'

19 Mar: The Daily Mirror (Ireland). The family of slain backpacker Danielle McLaughlin still have not received any support from the Government – two full years after her death - her mum has claimed. Tragic Danielle, from Buncrana in County Donegal, was just 28 when she was brutally raped and strangled while travelling in Goa, India in March 2017… She told the Irish Mirror: “We still don’t have a family liaison officer two full years after the murder…  For further details click here

Hot Sun, Hot Sand, Hot Babes: Body Power Beach Show in Goa Totally Nails It

18 Mar: Sputnik (Russia). Indian Bollywood actor and bodybuilder Sahil Khan (L) and American bodybuilder and fitness model Jeff Seid (R) stand on the stage with participants of the 'Body Power Beach Show', India's first beach body carnival, in Goa on March 16, 2019. In this picture taken on 16 March 2019, Indian fitness models perform on stage during the "Body Power Beach Show", India's first beach body carnival, in Goa… A cool beach show, with hundreds of contestants! India's Body Power Beach Show in Goa has become a real tourist destination for Bollywood's most famous actors and actresses, as well as beautiful fitness athletes from numerous countries.  For further details click here



Death: Pritte D'Costa Ex Marivel, Goa

28 Feb: UK. PRITTE D'COSTA. Born: 27/7/1978. Daughter of late Antonio D'Costa & Ana Mataes. Daughter-in-law of late Cruz Fernandes & Lourdes Vas. Most loving wife of Valson Fernandes. Mother of Vibeka Fernandes. Sister-in-law of Jose/Jovita (UK), Frady/Dreerna (UK), William/Anita (UK), Rosamarie/Deepak (UK), Nataline / Tenison (UK). Aunt of Jovan, Jeliva, Judica, Fedrick, Wilburn, Williano, Tedius & Nicola. Funeral was on Monday, 18 March 2019 at Our Lady of Rosary Church, Caranzalem, Goa

News Summary

Pramod Sawant takes over as Goa chief minister

19 Mar: Navhind Times. After hectic deliberations with alliance partners Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Goa Forward Party that went late into the night, BJP’s Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the 24th Chief Minister of the state at 1.48 am…  click here
19 Mar: The Quint. Who is Pramod Sawant, New Chief Minister of Goa?...  click here

Manohar Parrikar: The Complicated Legacies of an Uncomplicated Man

19 Mar: Mint. By Vivek Menezes. Contradictions characterize the life story and political trajectory of Manohar Parrikar … His personal rectitude was unimpeachable, yet flamboyant criminality flourished under his watch. He loved Goa with touching sincerity, but also fostered immensely grave threats that continue to imperil its social, cultural and environmental wellbeing. His easy-going charm held no communal edge, but he leaves India’s smallest state polarized like never before since decolonization, with its famously tolerant atmosphere vitiated near breaking point…  For further details click here

Escape: India’s idyllic sunshine state Goa has a wealth of grown-up new openings on land and sea

19 Apr: Metro (UK). The glorious sunshine state of Goa is an essential stop on any Indian odyssey thanks to its string of blissful beaches and laid-back vibes, where sun and stretching are the order of the day. Visitor numbers have dropped in recent years, with Goa’s pollution and waste issues reflecting the strain an average eight million annual tourists create. This year, it’s finally taking steps to restore its paradise, which is great news for both locals and considerate tourists… 752 words.  For further details click here

Legend of a Goan dancing gown

18 Mar: New Indian Express. HE’S ONE OF the world’s most admired names in fashion design. He’s also a prominent social activist, an active eco warrior, and gay rights advocate… to most people who know him, especially in and around his hometown of Goa, Wendell is possibly just the nicest, sweetest and most kind-hearted soul. The celebrity designer and social figure is now set to make the next giant leap in personal terms … Wendell's new museum, in turn, is essentially a curation of his personal collection of curios, artefacts and bric-a-brac over the years — primarily focused on unearthing slices of Goan heritage. You could think of Moda Goa as Wendell’s own museum of innocence, for all things to do with Goan costumes, design and lifestyle through the generations…  For further details click here

My Hols: Lisa Faulkner

17 Mar: Sunday Times (UK). The actress travels with her own (Master) chef … She says, “Travel has definitely fuelled my interest in cooking… My current favourite food is Goan. I was in Goa at Christmas, and that’s where John proposed to me. I totally overdosed on a wonderful vegetable and paneer curry — I ate it every day. It’s great travelling with a chef, because he always knows the best places to eat… The actress Lisa Faulkner, 47, has appeared in EastEnders, Spooks and Holby City. She won Celebrity MasterChef in 2010, where she met the chef John Torode, to whom she is now engaged…  For further details click here



Death Hubert D’Souza – Ex Mombasa

9th March. 2019, London. HUBERT PASCAL B D'SOUZA (Born 1942 ex-Mombasa) Son of the late Mr. B. D'Souza and Maggie D'Souza of Mombasa, Kenya. Beloved husband of the late Faustina D'Souza . Beloved brother of the late Jos/late Sybil, Amy/late Procopio, Eddie/Stacia, late Doris/late Alaric, Annie/Maxie and Robert/late Charlotte/Eva. Hubert will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Thursday 28th March at Our Lady and St Christopher’s Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Hounslow, Middx TW5 10.00 am. The cremation will follow at 11.40 am at Hanworth Crematorium, Hanworth, Hounslow Rd TW13 5JH

Death: Anthony (Tony) Almeida. Dar es Salaam
17 Mar: Dar-es-Salaam. ANTHONY (TONY) ALMEIDA. Passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He was 97. Tony leaves behind his children, Alison/Soter da Silva (Dar-es-Salaam), Vernon(London) and Clayton(London).He will be greatly missed by his doting grandchildren, Lianne/Ruban Bilen, Kristel/Nick Curan, Nevena, Tiana, Markus and Cameron. He will be missed by his great grandchildren, Sienna, Calum, Kiara and Cayden.
Tony had a remarkable memory for details about the past and was an incredible source of information . As a renowned Architect he designed a great many of the Landmarks in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania as he managed a thriving Architectural firm. One of the many landmarks was the Dar-es-Salaam Institute. Funeral details to follow. [Source: Stephen de Souza]. Condolences to:

Death: Allan Cambra. Ex Dar es Salaam.
17 Mar: Brisbane, Australia. ALLAN CAMBRA, Son of Frank and Maria Cambra. [Source: Mervyn Lobo]

News Summary

Death Releases Parrikar from illness, Goa grieves

18 Mar: Herald. Four-time Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday at his private residence at Dona Paula just over a year after he was detected to be suffering from pancreatic cancer. A former Defence Minister, Parrikar, 63, is survived by his sons, Utpal, Abhijat and their families. The government announced a public holiday on Monday and seven days State mourning. The final rites of his mortal remains will be performed at Miramar on Monday evening with State honours … sources confirm that Parrikar breathed his last between 6.30pm and 6.40pm …  For further details click here
18 Mar: Herald. New government formation on hold as no consensus arrived on CM choice …  click here
18 Mar: Herald. Congress stakes claim to form Govt again even as it mourns Parrikar’s death … click here.

Football: Bengaluru FC Beat FC Goa 1-0 is ISL Final

17 Mar: It was delight for Bengaluru and heartbreak for FC Goa at the end of two hours of football on Sunday at the Mumbai Football Arena. Sergio Lobera's team dazzled all through the season, showcasing impressive attacking football and winning hearts across the country. A 5-1 thrashing of Mumbai City in the first leg of the semi-final gave us an indication that Goa are truly brave and fearless when approaching cruch fixtures. And the ISL final wasn't any different…  For further details click here

Upcoming Feni policy to be Feni-tastic for the industry

18 Mar: Herald. It is time that the Goa government needs to bring out their much awaited Feni Policy. Yes, the wait will be stretched further as the Code of Conduct has been enforced for the upcoming 2019 elections. However, the distillers or the ‘bhaticars’ are eagerly waiting for the Policy. VIKANT SAHAY talked to several stakeholders in the Feni industry to get the feel on how the industry is eager to see the implementation of the Policy…  For further details click here

Senior Goans rewind to the now missing charm of the battle of the ballot
17 Mar: Herald. Elections in Goa in the Portuguese era and then in the early years as a part of India were simple and colourful. Campaigning in open jeeps borrowed from friends, picnic of fish and rice on the beach after polling and poll helpers content with some good food and drinks. Café looks back at those times and seems how they have changed … ‘Times, they are a changin’. Elections may have always been a serious business, but they were a celebration of democracy. Goans did this with romance, colour and ‘joie de vivre’ It was a people’s carnival of democracy, celebrated with spirit. Now its cut throat …  For further details click here



Funeral: Andrew Barretto Ex Goa and Kampala

12 Mar: Mississauga, Ontario. ANDREW VALERIAN BARRETTO. Passed away at Trillium Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario (aged 88). Born Oct.4,1930 in Assagao to Paul and Netty(nee Braganza), the youngest of two children. He was ex Kampala (Barclays Bank).Belo ved husband of Anne (nee Gracias) and loving father to Sandra, Paul, Yvette and Alfred. Cherished grandfather of Samantha, Michael, Riel and Antoine. Brother to Anna(Teixeira) and brother-in-law to Irene(Peter),Patsy and Emma(Roy) and the late Michael (Gladys), Maurice (Nita),Olinda (Laurente) and Raymond Gracias and Michael Teixeira. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his family, relatives and many friends. Visitation to be held at Turner & Porter, Friday March 22, 2180 Hurontario, Mississauga. Funeral Mass,Saturday March 23 at St. Catherine of Sienna Church. Details and condolences can be obtained and forwarded to accompanying link. click here.

News Summary

Hectic political activity after CM’s condition turns ‘critical’

17 Mar: Herald. Reports of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar taking critical sent political parties and groups into a huddle, with the Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs finally pitching for a new leader from its group of MLAs… With the development, Congress moved first and asked Governor Dr Mridula Sinha for an appointment for staking claim to form the government. Meanwhile, the BJP State organising secretary Satish Dhond met the Governor which further added to the suspense. Sources told Herald that Dhond met the Governor to explain the political scenario. “Dhond also told the Governor that the BJP has a leader ready to take over in case of any eventuality,” sources said…  For further details click here
17 Mar: The Statesman. Manohar Parrikar might not recover according to doctors, says Goa Deputy Speaker. Doctors examining the ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar aren’t saying he will recover, Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said on Saturday…  click here

Romeo and Aviella clinch Gulf Voice of Goa awards

16 Mar: Herald. Kuwait’s Romeo Braganza and Dubai’s Aviella D’Souza were adjudged best Gulf Goan Male and Female singers in ‘Gulf Voice of Goa’ singing competition. Romeo’s winning song ‘Maria’ received thunderous applause from the home fans while Aviella demonstrated great vocal quality, stage presence and showmanship singing her award winning number ‘Meu Amor’. John Pereira (UAE) with ‘Sopnan Fottoilo’ and Slenzitta D’Cruz (Bahrain) singing ‘Kalliz Velem Chorun’ finished as Runners-up… The first ever Gulf Voice of Goa Konkani singing competition, a tribute to legendary Goan musician and lyricist Chris Perry, created history, bringing together Goans of all diversity …  click here
Video: Live Gulf Voice of Goa …  click here

Goa: Guidelines approved for radio taxis

15 Mar: Times of India. To provide efficient and transparent services to citizens and tourists, the state transport authority is likely to implement guidelines for smooth conduct of radio taxi and app aggregator businesses. Under the guidelines, which have been published in the official gazette, any existing or new radio taxi or appbased cab service will have to seek the transport authority’s permission to operate and manage such services in the state from the date specified by the government. The notification defines ‘taxi app system’ as a “mobile and web-based application for hailing of taxis”.  For further details click here

Goa girls inch closer to the coveted crown
17 Mar: Navhind Times. The Goa auditions of fbb-Colors Femina Miss India 2019 co-powered by Sephora and Rajnigandha Pearls was held at the fbb/Big Bazaar store at Mall De Goa, Porvorim. The audition was judged by Indian television actress and model, Shweta Salve and fbb-Colors Femina Miss India Goa 2018, Aashna Gurav. The top three finalists of Goa are Shaasthra Shetty, Aditi Vishwasrao and Dragana Andrade. The finalists will go to the north zonal crowning ceremony to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Pune on April 14. Photo at link.  For further details click here

Kindness Rules! Be Kind. Be Cool
17 Mar: Herald. One of the most endearing things about Goa is its incredible mix of people that provides a smorgasbord of nationalities, cultures and experiences. It is this very fabric of the land that has drawn many creative people to it. One such person is Greg Acuna, who grew up in Los Angeles, but has been living in Anjuna and calls Goa ‘home’, for the past 18 years. His start up, Planet Earthlings has been creating educational gaming experiences based on cooperation and collaboration to empower young people. DEEPA GEORGE finds out more about his innovative concept, Acting Kindly @School, a card game created by him with the intent to make ‘being kind’ the new ‘cool’ for kids…  For further details click here


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Editorial: Much of a deal about Brexit

16 Mar: Herald. … For the thousands of Goans in the UK, many of them holding Portuguese citizenship documents, the vote against the deal is not good news. Under the terms negotiated, EU citizens living in the UK, were to retain their residency and social security rights after the exit, and that citizens who take up residency in another EU country during the transition period (including the UK) will be allowed to stay in that country after the transition. This may still be retained in a new deal, but there is a lot more that could happen until then…  For further details click here

Jalesh Cruises vs Angriya Cruises for Goa – Mumbai

14 Mar: Travel Biz Monitor. Jalesh Cruises first premiere cruise line catering to the Indian domestic and international cruise business, received its first ship, Karnika, the erstwhile Pacific Jewel from P&O Australia, today in Singapore. the 2,000 passenger ship, which weighs 70,285 tons, will go through its naming ceremony at a gala event in Mumbai on April 19. Karnika will undergo a extensive refurbishment exercise to customise the ship to suit Indians travelers…The cruise liner will be sailing initially between Mumbai and Goa for first few weeks till May, 2019 before proceeding to the Middle East where it will remain till mid-September…  For further details click here
Currently Jalesh Cruises offers Mumbai – Goa – Mumbai round trips, 3 days and 2 nights from Rs 21456 per person … For the Jalesh Cruises website,  click here
15 Mar: Financial Express. Planning Goa trip this summer? Book voyage on Mumbai-Goa cruise ship Angriya; check prices and other details … Buddy Room (Separate Beds Without Window) – Rs 5,700 per person Excluding meals … click here.

Fado promotes Portuguese language and culture in Goa

15 Mar: (Portugal). Among several initiatives, fado assumes popularity in Goa in promoting the Portuguese language and culture. In a country where a few thousand still speak the Portuguese language, the strumming of guitars makes, in addition to speaking, also sing. The legacy of Amália Rodrigues is heard in the tropical nights of Goa, where "the history of the fado dates back more than a century and has been gaining great popularity" said Delfim Correia da Silva, reader of the Camões - Institute of Cooperation and Language of the University of Goa (UG) in an interview with the Lusa agency…  For further details click here
For the Portuguese original,  click here

Goa Tourism participates at Portugal’s Travel Mart

15 Mar: Navhind Times. Goa Tourism puts up a show at BTL (Bolsa de Tourismo de Lisboa) in Lisbon, Portugal which is underway and will culminate on March 17. The five-day event which began on Wednesday is receiving an excellent response with market leaders increasing their stand size followed by participation from a cross section of global and Indian travel and tourism markets… the Goa Tourism delegation is led by Sanjiv Gadkar, director, Department of Tourism, govt of Goa … Jose Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister of Cape Verde visited Goa Tourism’s pavilion and showed keen interest in Goa as a tourism destination having a plethora of facets. He expressed his desire to engage in bilateral relations for an exchange of tourism ties between the two regions…  click here plans to further expand `I Have Space' prog Space' stores in Goa

15 Mar: Herald. Amazon has partnered with over 70 'I Have Space' stores in Goa and plans to expand the transformative 1 Have Space program further in the region … Shekhar, owner of Naik Stationery said, "Through Space Program Amazon not only provided me a steady source of earning, but has also helped me to pay for my brother's education. I have even been able to hire a delivery boy to help my business …  For further details click here
For, more information on's I Have Spare Program , visit the 'I Have Space program,  click here

I am being persecuted for upholding law, Iva Fernandes tells GHRC

15 Mar: Herald. Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) designate officer Iva Fernandes has accused her department of harassment after she exposed the presence of formalin in fish last year. In her submission before the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC), she claimed that FDA Director Jyoti Sardesai has been persecuting her for upholding the law and for not succumbing to external pressures. The written reply, submitted by her lawyer Aires Rodrigues states, “As part of the harassment meted out to her, she was denied her rightful Leave Travel Concession (LTC) by rejecting at the last minute her application for permission to leave the headquarters thus causing her a financial loss of Rs 34,592 on the travel tickets bought.” … The Commission has adjourned the matter for final hearing next month…  For further details click here

Exports of Indian shrimps come under US FDA scanner for antibiotics use

15 Mar: F & B News. The US, which is the largest market for Indian shrimps and accounts for around 28% of the Indian export share, has put in stringent measures for checking of imported shrimps … Since January this year, the US FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) has issued six import alerts regarding the import of seafood from India. In January around 26 entry lines were refused entry to the US and were related to the violation of the antibiotic norms prescribed under US laws… From India, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharastra, Goa, Puducherry and Gujarat are the shrimp exporter states. India exports Rs 38,000 crore worth shrimps to the world …  click here



Death: Isabel D'Souza. Ex. Arusha.Tanzania

13 Mar: Vaddy Afframent, Siolim, Goa. ISABEL D'SOUZA. Born: 31' January 1937. Ex. Arusha.Tanzania. Most Beloved wife of late Domingos Dsouza. Loving mother /mother in law Joseph/Olga, Nicholas/Conceicao (UK), Lester (Dubai)/Julia, Felicita / Gregory and late Josephine. Doting Grandmother of Fabiola, Keisha, Zidane, Zinaida, Davina, Anthea, Domnic, Jeanette, Mercia and Rooney. Sister/Sister in law of late Joaquim / Anna, late Domnic /Rosy (UK), Late Joseph / Maria (UK), Late John (France), Rosy, Late Sheffi Sheikh (Kenya), Irene /Joseph D'Souza. Sister in law of late Anthony, late Policapo, late Caridade/Late Maria (Tanzania), Mary/Late Joe (Portugal), Funeral Cortege will leave her residence 15 March 2019 to St. Anthony's Church Siolim for the Eucharistic celebration at 3.30pm.  For further details click here

News Summary

May Queen Ball set to rock Doha next month

14 Mar: Gulf Times (Qatar). The much awaited grand gala 19th Annual May Queen Ball organised by the Goan Welfare As sociation, Qatar (GWA) in collaboration with Orbit Events and Marketing is set to take place on April 25 at the Radisson Blu Doha from 7:30 pm onwards. By public demand, Lorna, the Nightingale of Goa, will be back in Doha again to perform for May Queen Ball along with Forefront, Goa’s number one and India’s most celebrated live band from Goa. Jam packed Lorna Cordeiro’s fans crammed into Giwana Ballroom at Radisson Blu Doha last November to witness her performance during the event called Orbital Nite 2018, which was an astounding success… The highlight of the event will be crowning of the 19th May Queen by Bollywood celebrities… 1076 words.  For further details click here

Georgian gang involved in Siolim house break arrested

15 Mar: Herald. Anjuna police arrested a gang of four Georgian nationals presently staying at Arpora involved in a house break and fleeing with gold and cash worth Rs 11,60,000 at Bamanwado-Siolim. The accused who are in their late 30's and mid-40's were arrested within five hours of the crime being reported at Anjuna Police Station. Police informed that the accused Konstantine Chkhaidze, Iura Pirveli, Lasha Gurchiani and Irakli Tamliani were in possession of valid passports and the visa validity of the all the accused was up to May 2, 2019…  For further details click here
15 Mar: Herald. Editorial: Required, a clean-up operation on crime by foreigners  click here
Video: Anjuna Police crack international gang of burglars. Goa 365 TV 2m. 31s. click here.

Over thousand dependents march in city demanding mining resumption

15 Mar: Herald. Over a thousand people from the mining belt, under the banner Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) on Thursday staged a peaceful march in the State capital pressing for their demand of immediate resumption of mining in Goa, which has been shut since last 12 months affecting livelihood of nearly three lakh dependents. As a last immediate resort, the GMPF has urged State Government to file an affidavit before the Supreme Court for consideration of Goa Daman and Diu (abolition and declaration of mining leases) Act 1987, with prospective effect. A petition challenging the Act is pending before the Apex Court since 1998…  For further details click here

A museum tour with Wendell

14 Mar: Times of India. What was once a palatial bungalow that Wendell Rodricks called home, is now being converted into a museum dedicated to costumes and apparel down the ages in Goa. On Tuesday, Wendell took a group of visitors around the building, explaining to them how he has thematically divided the exhibits to be displayed in the different rooms. One of its kind in India, the Moda Goa Museum and Research Centre being set up in the 450-year-old heritage house in Colvale will have around 15 galleries, which will traverse through art, religion, culture and, of course, fashion to tell a story of Goa’s history. Apart from an in-house library, the museum will house a ‘gold room’ for artefacts and jewellery…  For further details click here
For the Moda Goa website,  click here

Goa being recreated in Mauritius for film

13 Mar: Mumbai Mirror. The story of Malang which features Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani Kunal Khemu, Anil Kapoor and Akshay Oberoi is set in Goa and chronicles the life of five protagonists. The team will film only aerial shots in Goa after which they will move to Mauritius where they will recreate parts of the tourist-state. Since Goa would be overcrowded due to tourism, Mauritius was chosen given that their landscapes are also similar…  For further details click here

From Portugal, With Love!

13 Mar: Times of India. Spice farm and market visits, feni and wine tastings, dinners at palatial heritage houses and more — this is what the 12 students from Portugal who visited Goa as part of a knowledge exchange programme for four weeks experienced during their stay here. Each student represented one of the hospitality schools across the country operated and managed by Turismo de Portugal and were her… e as part of the collaboration between VM Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE) and Turismo de Portugal…
13 Mar: Times of India. Spice Route To Reach The Heart Of Goa. Joao Vargas was the first one to adapt to the Goa weather and food. He says, “I have only tried the horrible food that they serve in Portugal and call it Indian food. But what I tried here is great. I love Indian food. I could stay here,” he says …  For further details click here

UK Forthcoming Events

Sun. 21 Apr. A&G Event Experts, the Premier Events Management Company With Ria Money Transfer Specialists to India are organising a Goan Easter Dine and Dance on 21st April 2019 from 1830hrs to 2300hrs at Pope John Centre Hall, behind Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, Heston Road- TW5 0RL.Simple Minds will perform on the day Tickets are at reasonable rates £15.00 per head including Goan snacks and Goan buffet dinner. To book please contact Gabriel 07424318717/ Antonio 07780797967/ Brian: 074050227575 , Franco: 07578371960. Dress: Formal. Rights of Admission reserved. A&G have complete Goan Party/Wedding Special Packages with great venues including a super yacht, an island, plush hotels all with authentic Goan and other cuisines, entertainment and tailor-made packages you require. For the flyer, click here.

Sun. 28 Apr: Following on from Easter season, Cortalim Union (UK) are pleased to invite you to celebrate their 41st Anniversary Feast of St Philip & St James, at The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR9 3AS. Mass to start promptly at 12.15pm followed by a social gathering. Music by the dynamic band ‘Shades' and Fantasy Disco featuring ‘DJ Stephanie’. Catering by 'Bernie’s’. Ticket includes Meal and Snacks. Members - £14.00 and Non Members - £16.00, until 15th April 2019, thereafter £17.00 for all adults. Children £8.00 (4-10 years) and £10.00 (11-16 years). BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment due to limited tickets - Tickets will not be sold at the door. For tickets and details please contact: Georgina Gomes - 07974 289 640, Chris D'Cruz - 07739 876 718, Marisa Tellis - 07568 185 022, Diego Gomes - 07970 104 689, Tino Goes - 07821 900 490. For the flyer, click here.

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Goa: Specialist in flights, packages, Cruises & Worldwide destinations. Allow us to make your Flights & Holidays a magical experience. Retail Agents For Atol Holders. Email Tel. 020 3289 5909 Mob 07956816799

Mervs Mobile Bar

We are a Mobile Bar Service to cater for your special events and functions. Visit
us at
Personal Licence Holder. Contact: Mervin Pereira. Mobile: 07940 705714

Muthoot Group UK: Unchanging Values…in Changing Times

For Travel Services, Online Money Transfer ( Foreign Exchange, Gold Loans, contact Muthoot Group (,
established in India since 1887 and IN UK since 2007 with offices in Croydon,
Southall, Wembley and East Ham. Contact Clive Vaz on 020 3130 1774.

Nuage Travel

We offer the full range of travel services, specialising in Goa Flights and Worldwide
Holidays. Special rates for the Exposition. ATOL/IATA. Contact Carl Paes on 0203
411 8677,

OCI Assistance

We provide NRI services including OCI Lifelong Visa to India, Pan Card and other NRI services such as Affidavit drafting, Indian Passport Surrender, Naturalisation certificate, Translation services and Deed Poll. Tel: 0203 105 8162. Email: Website:

Shelton Goes Solo

Shelton is a household name in Goa, as a performer and teacher of music. After
decades of performances around the globe he is now in London, set to get your
party rocking.
Tel. +447 49497 8844

South East England: Da Gama Cars

We offer convenient, reliable and luxurious transport for Weddings. For the website,
click here. For the Facebook page, click
. Please feel free to email or call me: Ashley Da Gama,
Mobile: 0745 328 0420

Special fares to Goa

Call Joanita Fernandes 0208 202 0944 or Email:

A taste of home!

Nestled in the beautiful village of Moira, '7 Short 1 Long' invites you to abandon
the maddening crowds and enjoy a nostalgic Goan experience. For our Facebook page,
click here For a review of the restaurant, click here

Stallions Air

ATOL 9179

Tel: 020 7580 5999 or 0797 9861 455 / 0795 0132 999

Time Travel

Specialising in Flights to GOA and other parts of India. ATOL & IATA Bonded.
Call us 0203 475 3560 or 0208 429 8333

Polystar – Southampton: Job Vacancies

Electrical and Mechanical Engineers required for a fast growing Company in Southampton. Training provided. Choice of shifts. Good prospects. Tel: 023 8023 2153 (extn. 3), Savio Rodrigues. Email:

Tito’s – Where Else?!

Tito’s, Baga, Goa – Founded in 1971 by the late Tito & Lucille De Souza (ex-Mombasa & Nairobi)Nightclubs, restaurants, supermarkets, apartments, signature villas and more

Villa Calangute

For Private, Spacious, Self-Catered & Luxury villas in Goa just 2-10 minute's
walk to Calangute Beach.

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A&G Event Experts

Let A&G (Antonio Fernandes ex Uganda; & Gabriel Fernandes ex UAE), Hospitality Professionals, take away the stress of organising Authentic Goan Weddings and Parties within your budget, at your home or in selected venues in London and abroad. For our website with photo gallery, testimonials and contact details, go to

Goan Association (UK)

Tel no. +44 (0) 0794 9233307
Website at:

Goa Holiday Homes

Do you want comprehensive information on Goa, properties for sale, rent, hotels, flights, Goan music, videos, recipes , beaches and a lot more? Visit

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