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GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER FRIDAY 26 MAY. 2017


Obituary

Death: Bernadine Mascarenhas

25 May: Merces, Goa. BERNADINE MASCARENHAS. Born: 20.8.1945. Ex Staff of Our Lady of Rosary High School, Dona Paula. Beloved wife of Late Jose Mascarenhas. Loving Sister/Sister-In-Law: Rosie/Anthony Freitas, Fermino/Julie Fernandes, Monica/Late Anthony Fernandes. Sister-In-Law of Minguel/Late Lourdes Mascarenhas, Caru Godinho, Late Milagrina/Late Peter Fernandes. Body will be brought to the house at 12 noon. Eucharistic Celebrations will be held at our Lady of Merces church, Merces, Tiswadi, at 4.00 pm Friday, on 26th May 2017. Followed by Burial.


News Summary

Goa: Portuguese consulate staff transferred illegal funds, finds ED

Luis Norte

25 May: Times of India. The enforcement directorate (ED) has found evidence of illegal transfer of funds by an employee of the Portuguese consulate in Goa. Acting on a complaint against Luis Felipe Norte (photo), a Portuguese national and a technical specialist in the consulate, the ED's investigation found that Norte has been depositing large amounts of cash regularly in his accounts… Portuguese consul general Rui Carvalho Baceira said cases of bribery and corruption that might crop up in Portuguese diplomatic missions around the world are dealt with by Portugal's ministry of foreign affairs and are “neither the business nor concern of the Indian people or those living in Goa.” … Norte enjoys diplomatic immunity and could not be issued summons … 586 words.  click here
RTI: Sanjay Kumar of Panjim requesting that action be taken against Mr Luis Norte  click here
For the Luis Norte Facebook page, click here.

Am helpless against ‘agent mafia’: Portuguese consul.

Rui Baceira

25 May: Times of India. Portuguese consul general Rui Carvalho Baceira said he was more keen than anyone to prevent illegalities and the use of forged documents to attain Portuguese nationality, but he has received little or no help at all from the Indian and local authorities. "I am really concerned but helpless in such a situation," he said… The scramble for Portuguese passports has not cooled off even after Brexit, though there was a 15% drop in the early days post the vote. Even now 90% of applicants head to the UK. But, increasingly, those working in the Gulf are also queuing up on the hopes of higher wages paid to EU passport holders… Over 4,100 persons traded Indian citizenship for Portuguese nationality in Goa last year… From Daman, mafias have been known to send hardly-literate people to the UK. When they arrive at Heathrow, their passports are taken away by agents and held till they can pay 5,000 euros, said Baceira… 396 words.  click here
Video: Portuguese Consul General in Goa, Rui Carvalho Baceira. Nov 2014. 0m. 25s.  click here

Forgeries by Indians to obtain Portuguese nationality are common – Consul.

25 May: RTP (Portugal). Rui Baceira, the Portuguese consul general in Goa warned that there are "recurrent cases" of falsifications of documents by Indians to obtain Portuguese nationality, and that the Indian authorities are not taking action. He explained that the high interest that Indians have in the Portuguese passport is to go to the United Kingdom and Gulf countries, leads many to resort to "mafias", which can charge up to 5,000 euros to deal with the cases through forgeries. A legitimate nationality application costs € 170, the diplomat said… "There is a huge group of mafias of lawyers who in exchange for large sums" deals with the nationality process, Baceira warned… 479 words. Machine translation.  For further details click here
For the Portuguese original,  click here

Foreigners can seek compensation claims in Goa

25 May: Times of India. The consumer disputes redressal forum, North Goa, has the jurisdiction to decide the compensation claims of two passengers who were denied boarding passes by Air India on their way from Delhi to Noumea, forcing them to return to Goa … Belgium nationals Alain Beelen, 62, and his son, Gary Beelen, 14, purchased their tickets from Air India but were denied boarding passes …  For further details click here

Goan mangoes are the best in the world – history proves so, too

25 May: Scroll. By Vivek Menezes. Mango season is serious business in Goa… Goa’s mangomania focuses collectively and laser like on the Fernandin and Xavier and Monserrate, and most especially, the indescribably sublime Hilario and Mankurad… historical records show that it was arrival of the Portuguese in Goa in 1510 which catapulted the mango to India’s indisputable king of fruits… in 1563, Garcia da Orta wrote that the mango surpasses all the fruits of Europe … in 1653, the Italian adventurer Niccolao Manucci concurred: “The best mangoes grow in Goa” … In 1727 the well-travelled Scottish sea captain Alexander Hamilton voiced the consensus: “The Goa mango is reckoned the largest and most delicious to the taste of any in the world, and the wholesomest and best tasted of any fruit in the world.” … 1485 words.  For further details click here

Bizarre: Headphones missing, infotainment systems damaged in Tejas Express’ maiden trip

25 May: Times Now. The launch of the high-speed Tejas Express was something that numerous train travellers were waiting for, owing to the addition of headphones and infotainment screens. However, on completion of its first trip from Mumbai to Goa, the train officials were shocked when they found a lesser number of headphones and several damaged infotainment screens. To add to the woes, the new-fangled express was also scattered with litter… http://www.timesnow.tv/india/article/tejas-express-mumbai-goa-damaged-infotainment-systems-stolen-headphones/61668 26 May: Herald. Will we ever change? The gross misuse of the modern and hi tech facilities on board Tejas Express by its passengers, makes us revisit a simple question – Do we Indians truly deserve the good things in life? Or are we better off being a third world country? Herald asks a few Goans about their views on the issue …  For further details click here

Forthcoming Events

Fri: 26 May: North London Goans presents Samuel Carvalho's Tiatr all the way from Goa with top artists, on Friday 26 May 2017 at 12pm sharp, at St. Monica's Catholic Church Hall, 1 Stonard Road, Palmers Green London N13 4DJ. Tickets are priced at just £10.00 for Adults, £5.00 for children under 12 years. For Tickets Contact: Tony Gomes: 0208 2451364, Frank Mendes: 0208 8881400. Seby D'Silva: 0208 2455463. John Fernandes: 0208 8814579. Bernadette Dias: 0208 3619417. Joe Telles: 0208 4431014. Tony Rebello: 0208 8077324 or Carlos Fernandes: 07576164005. For the flyer, click here.

SOLD OUT! Sun. 28 May. The Bakuli Reunion committee invite you to celebrate their farewell event at Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, Mitcham Road, Croydon, Surrey CR9 3AS from 1.00pm - 8.00pm. Yes, this will be the very last event of The Bakuli Reunion. Live music will be provided by two bands, Zodiac & Rainbows End. Catering by Bernie's Caterers and licensed bar by Greg Carvalho and his team. Tickets (including a meal & snacks) - Adults £15.00, children £6.00 (2 - 10 years). SOLD OUT. For the flyer, click here.

UK: Sun. 4 Jun: Margao Union UK. Invites you to celebrate The Feast of Holy Spirit @ ATC Hall 192 Merton Road London, UK SW19 1EG. Mass at 12.30 pm followed by social and dancing to the sounds of Nite Life. Tickets Adults £10.00 B4 25th May 2017 Children 5 to 14 years £6.00 under 6 years free. Thereafter all tickets will be £15.00 tickets Includes Snacks, Buffet and Dessert. For ticket & further information please call - Bella 0208 3721253 or 07949233307; Xavy 0208 8035146 or 07507950455; Lucas 0208 352 8355; Rosalind 020 87678652 or Camilo 020 88013637 limited tickets available. For flyer click here.

UK: Sun. 18 Jun: Siolim Union (London) invites you to celebrate their 37th Anniversary Feast of their Patron St, St Anthony of Padua at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon Surrey CR9 3AS. Tickets: Members £13:00 Guests £14:00. Goan Snacks & Meal included. Licensed Bar. NO food or drinks to be brought into the hall. Strictly No jeans or trainers. Committee reserves the right of admission. For further details, contact Tony Fernandes: 020 8540 3566, Eugene Fernandes 020 8665 4773, Charlotte Noronha 020 8656 4836. For the flyer, click here.

Sun 25 Jun: Benaulim Association UK invites you to celebrate the feast of their Patron St John the Baptist at Woodside High School Hall, White Hart Lane, Wood Green N22. Holy Mass will start promptly at 12.30pm, followed by dancing to the sounds of 'SHADES' Tickets which include delicious snacks and a meal costs £10 for members and £12 for guests. Children 6 TO 15 years £5 and FREE for 5 and under. Please book early to avoid any disappointment. For further details and tickets please call Jack on 0208 903 9017, Mary 0208 803 9752, Filu 020 7625 4728 Josephine 0208 352 8355/07957148406. For the flyer, click here.

UK: Sat. 1 Jul: Aldona Association (London) would like to invite you to celebrate our 41st Feast of Saint Thomas at Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, Mitcham Road, Croydon CR9 3AS. Holy Mass starting promptly at 3pm, followed by Social with 'Live' Music from 'HARMONICS'. Tickets (include Snacks & Meal): Members £13, Guests £15, Children (6-11 years) £6, Children (Under 5) Free. For further details, please contact: Vanessa Fernandes - 07743 689251; Ristell Fernandes - 07859 293780; Julia Pinto - 07834 990737; Michelle DeSouza - 07713 449906; Gary Coutinho - 07958 435147 or Lourenco Fernandes - 07886 904253. For the flyer, click here.

For Later Events See www.goanvoice.org.uk/events.php


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER THURSDAY 25 MAY. 2017


Obituary

Death: Manuel de Seabra

23 May: Barcelona. Manuel de Seabra, Aged 84. Writer and translator. Husband of Vimala Devi, a literary pseudonym of Teresa da Piedade de Baptista Almeida. He was opposed to Salazar, was arrested and lived in exile in Sweden, France and the UK, where he worked as a journalist for the BBC…. He wrote “Indo-Portuguese Literature" (1971) with Vimala Devi and was a corresponding member of the Instituto de Menezes Braganza in Goa … His funeral took place on 24 May.  For further details click here
For the Portuguese original,  For further details click here
For the Wikipedia profile of Vimala Devi, click here.


Death: Jose Do Rego

24 May: London, UK. JOSE FRANCISCO DO REGO (LULU). Born: 21/08/1964; ex Santa Cruz, Goa. Son of late Joao do Rego/late Filomena Braganza. Ever loving husband of Maria Lazaro (Babita), Father of Faizal. Framon and Fenusha. Brother/Brother-in-law of Carmina / Dominic (Merces), Maria/Peter (Caranzalem), Santana/Francisco (Santa Cruz). Josefine/Antonio (Santa Cruz), Xavier / Santana (Santa Cruz), Menino/Paulina (Santa Cruz) and Mario/Helena (Santa Cruz). Funeral date will be announced later.


Death: Manuel Pereira

21 May: Toronto. MANUEL PEREIRA. Born 23 Aug. 1945. Ex Kuwait. Beloved Husband of Jenny (Jenarosa) Pereira. Caring Father / Father-in-law of Ryan/ Kim, Russell, Vanessa. Doting Grandfather of Aidan and Rylie. Son of Late John Baptist and Late Catherine. Loving Brother / Brother-in-law of Julie / Late Reginald, Franky / Roslyn, Philo / Tony, Sophia / Michael, Margaret / Anthony. Eucharistic Celebration is offered by his sorrowful family members Friday, 26th May, 2017 at 7:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, Cansa, Tivim.


News Summary

Forthcoming Event: Aldona Association

UK: Sat. 1 Jul: Aldona Association (London) would like to invite you to celebrate our 41st Feast of Saint Thomas at Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, Mitcham Road, Croydon CR9 3AS. Holy Mass starting promptly at 3pm, followed by Social with 'Live' Music from 'HARMONICS'. Tickets (include Snacks & Meal): Members £13, Guests £15, Children (6-11 years) £6, Children (Under 5) Free. For further details, please contact: Vanessa Fernandes - 07743 689251; Ristell Fernandes - 07859 293780; Julia Pinto - 07834 990737; Michelle DeSouza - 07713 449906; Gary Coutinho - 07958 435147 or Lourenco Fernandes - 07886 904253. For the flyer, click here.

India is world's most populous nation with 1.32bn people, academic claims

24 May: The Guardian. Claims that India may already have overtaken China as the world’s most populous nation have sparked consternation among demographers. The claims were made on Monday by Yi Fuxian, a University of Wisconsin-Madison academic who has spent years campaigning against Beijing ’s draconian family-planning laws, and picked up by newspapers in both China and India. Speaking at a conference in Beijing, Yi said he was convinced that over the last 26 years Chinese statisticians had overestimated the country’s population by about 90 million, partly by inflating rates of fertility. As a result, “China’s population at the end of last year would have been 1.29 billion… India is maybe 1.32 billion right now.” … 867 words and 500+ comments.  For further details click here

Goa’s energy catastrophe: The state is reluctant to look at alternative energy options, despite the need for it

24 May: Times of India. By Vivek Menezes. Weeks to go before the monsoon, but Goa is already reeling from chronic power failure… the state visibly suffers from decades of mismanagement, and the conspicuous absence of leadership and vision in this sector… Why does Goa fall headlong backwards, while the rest of the world happily catapults ahead? … The painful truth is India's smallest, richest, and best-educated state has been cursed for a full generation, by the most incompetent, short-sighted, greedy and utterly corrupt political and economic elites anywhere. Even by the rotten standards of the rest of India, these men (and they are all men) are the worst… 825 words.  For further details click here

UK: Properties to Let at Heathrow & Aberdeen

Hounslow. Gumtree. Box room available only for a Goan bachelor. The property has a dining room 2 toilets and bathrooms, backyard, parking space for a car and is situated very close to the Hounslow town centre. It is 15mins walkable distance to town centre and Hounslow Central station. If interested plz call or email and the room is only available for a person from goa plz thank you. £350.00pm. Ad ID: 1239373116  click here
West Drayton. Gumtree. Double / twin room Goan family. Heathrow, London £490.00pm. Including all bills and wifi. Close to Heathrow 24 hrs bus (222,350,u4,u5,u3) Ad ID: 1226737185  click here
Aberdeen: Gumtree. £250.00pm. Room available to share in a double bedroom flat. The flat is located 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre. Preferably looking for a Goan. Available for immediate entry. Ad ID: 1242385262 click here.

London: Chiswick Auctions, London on 24 May

On Mon 22 May Goan Voice announced that Chiswick Auctions on 24 May was auctioning Lot 53: An 18th Century Indo-Portuguese (Goan) Hardwood and Bone Inlaid Tabernacle of rectangular form surmounted by a shaped crest with bone inlay inscribed 'IHS', the hinged front doors inlaid with bone carvings of hounds and the sun and moon, the interior of the doors with gilt brass frames, 59cm high. Auctioneer's estimate 300 GBP - 500 GBP
I attended the auction as this item was of interest but was bowled over by the bidding! It was fierce and soon was sold for £30,000! My hopes were dashed! At the link scroll to Lot 53 …  click here

UK: TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes

MOTORING: Chop Shop: London Garage. Quest (Freeview 37): 3 programmes
Sat. 27th May. 05:00 to 06:00. Angel Cab. Leading the Mela procession, Leepu and Bernie drive their Angel Car creation down the crowded streets of Brick Lane as part of the Bangladeshi New Year celebrations.
Mon. 29th May. 05:00 to 06:00. Angry Frog. From their garage in the centre of London's biggest Bangladeshi community, Bernie and Leepu attempt to create an environmentally friendly car that runs on used curry oil.
Tues. 30th May. 05:00 to 06:00. Boy Racer. From their garage in the heart of London's Bangladeshi community, dynamic car-building duo Bernie and Leepu turn their attention to creating the ultimate boy racer supercar.

DRAMA: Richard Monks - Kidnap: Omnibus. BBC Radio 4 Extra (Freeview 708). Sun. 28th May. 13:00 to 14:15. An aid worker is abducted in Pakistan. Richard Monks' drama is told from five viewpoints. Stars Barbara Flynn and Hamza Jeetooa.

DOCUMENTARY: My Indian Summer Revisited. BBC Radio Scotland MW (Freeview 719). Mon. 29th May. 06:00 to 07:00. Richard Melvin revisits some of the places in India that inspired his life and career and meets other Scots on the same road to self-discovery he took in his twenties.

DRAMA: 15 Minute Drama. BBC Radio 4. Mon. 29th May to Fri. 2nd June. 19:45 to 20:00. Bindi Business (Part 1- Part 5) Tanika Gupta's comedy drama series about the highs and lows of enterprise, starring Meera Syal. Fresh from her first flush of success, Bindi takes on an exciting new business venture in property development but discovers that Slough isn't ready for her visionary micro-pods and not everyone shares her vision. With Rina Fatania, Chris Nayak, Krupa Pattani.

SITCOM: Goodness Gracious Me. BBC Radio 4 Extra (Freeview 708). Wed. 31st May. 22:30 to 22:55. A phone-in to matchmake partners, and an Asian Babe fancies a job on TV's Newsnight. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar. From July 1997. (Part 3 of 4, Series 2, Episode 3)

MUSIC: Radio 3 in Concert . BBC Radio Three (Freeview 703). Thurs. 1st June. 19:30 to 22:00.Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes. From the Royal Festival Hall in London, the first broadcast of Ravi Shankar's only opera, Sukanya, which premiered posthumously in May 2017.

DOCUMENTARY: 101 East: Discussion. Al Jazeera English (Freeview 133). Thurs. 1st June. 23:30 to 00:00. India's Child Geniuses. Five million children in India have genius-level IQ's but remain undiscovered. 101 East follows two children fighting for the chance to shine.

TRAVEL: The Tea Trail with Simon Reeve. BBC 2. Fri. 2nd June. 16:15 to 17:15. Adventurer and journalist Simon Reeve heads to east Africa to uncover the stories behind Britain's favourite drink. Most of the leaves in everyday teabags do not come from India or China but are bought at an auction in the coastal city of Mombasa [scenes of the former Goan Institute building].


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER WEDNESDAY 24 MAY. 2017


Obituary

Death: Joan Athaide

23 May: Sydney, Aus. JOAN BERTHA ATHAIDE. Born April 1st 1922. Ex Nairobi. It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce her passing, very peacefully after a short illness. Wife of the late John Joseph Athaide, mother of Jeanne (Leonard Fernandes), Rebecca (Tony Reg D’Souza), late Roger, Edwin (Althea). Grandmother to Jonathan (Sharon), Aaron (Miriam), Jolene (Andrew Marks), Donna (Peter Lavins), Nigel (Rosa), Darren and Dean. Great grandmother to: Cole, Logan, Zara, Keira, Xavier, Sienna and Isabelle. Beloved sister to Jenny De Quadros (late Lenny), late Rita (late Jerry Britto) and the late Phyllis Correya. Affectionate aunt to several nephews and nieces. The funeral will take place at 11 am on Friday, May 26, with the celebration of Holy Mass for the repose of her soul at St Paul the Apostle Church, 44 Buckleys Road, Winston Hills followed by burial at Castlebrook Memorial Gardens, Rouse Hill. The family is deeply indebted to Constitution Hill where Joan spent her last days. Condolences to tonyregdsouza@gmail.com


Death: Calvin Hugman
23 May: Montreal. CALVIN HUGMAN, 62. Husband of Sandra D’Silva (son in law of the late Walter and Jane D’Silva) passed away at the West Island palliative Care Center after a long bout with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Sandra, his children Kimberley and Amanda and his grandson Christian. His brother in law Glenn, Warren (Roula), his sister in law Adele (Dan) and Adele’s children Vanessa (Simon) and Matthew. Funeral details will follow. [Info Pompie Gois].


News Summary

Police re-look into Danielle McLaughlin murder

24 May: Herald. South Goa Superintendent of Police Chandan Choudhary has asked Sub Divisional Police Officer Sammy Tavares to re-look into the rape and murder case of Irish national Danielle MacLaughlin, following startling revelations by accused Vikat Bhagat through a letter written to his sister. Herald is in possession of the letter and has reported extensively quoting extracts of the letter, where Bhagat says that three others killed McLaughlin… Choudhary said that the surgery on Bhagat’s left arm and dislocation of his shoulder do not reflect in the medical examination conducted...  For further details click here

Paloma Fernandes: Kenyan shortage of grain critical despite warnings

23 May: Cape Times (South Africa). Kenyan corn millers warned the government twice in the past six months that the country faces a shortage of the staple, with strategic reserves at less than a day’s supply. Grain processors advised the government in November that a shortfall was looming and in February suggested that a 50 percent import duty be removed to enable shipments, said Paloma Fernandes, chief executive officer of the Cereal Millers Association… “We’d foreseen this shortage because it happens every five years or so when there’s a drought in Kenya,” Fernandes said in Nairobi… 315 words.  For further details click here
Paloma Fernandes is the wife of Ian, mother of Kayleigh; daughter of John and late Annie Gomes. For the Paloma Fernandes Facebook page,  click here

Fernandes Fusion Project: A musical montage

23 May: The Hindu. The Fernandes Fusion Project is like a modern day version of the Von Trapp family. Goans settled in Bengaluru, the seven siblings, accompanied by a close family friend and with their father Ozie Fernandes in the lead, have been playing under this name for the past decade or so. For John and Stephanie Fernandes, who performed recently at Sotally Tober as part of Soto Live, music was their education. It was their culture, their lifestyle…  For further details click here
Video: Come together: Beatles cover, Fernandes Fusion …  click here

Australia: Jesuit Ronnie Fernandes shares his Guyana's experiences with Murraylands' Catholics

23 May: Murray Valley Standard (Vic., Aus). As a Catholic missionary from India who has spent the past seven years in South America, Ronnie Fernandes has a unique perspective on life. The Murraylands' Catholics have an opportunity to benefit from it through a series of workshops over the past month… The workshops he ran in towns around the region helped participants incorporate spiritual exercises and experiences of God into their daily lives… This was a far cry from the jungles of Guyana. "I don't say it's a dangerous place, but ... there's a lot of illness, no public health system, no electricity, no public roads, you don't know what's going to happen to you." … 352 words.  click here
Jesuits in Britain: Guyana Jesuit's educational visit to Brazil …  click here

Goa moves to rationalise taxi fares

24 May: The Hindu. With pressure mounting, the Goa government will take up the touchy issue of regulation and rationalisation of taxi fares next month. Senior officials in the Transport Ministry on Tuesday ruled out any contact with app-based taxi aggregator Ola to restart operations in the coastal State. Officials in the Ministry agree that there was a need to give customers, who are routinely charged exorbitant fares, a fair option, while also safeguarding the interests of the local taxi-owner community… Over 8,000 tourist taxis in the State are predominantly operated by locals. However, of late there have been accusations of taxi drivers over-charging, intimidating and operating in an unregulated environment…  For further details click here

Mumbai To Goa: Tejas Express' 'Flight Experience' Impresses First Set Of Travellers

23 May: NDTV. It was a carnival-esque debut for the India's newest Tejas Express when joyous children, overwhelmed adults and excited TV crews boarded the gleaming new train wrapped in bright yellow. Inside, a flight experience awaited the first set of travellers. The much talked about Tejas Express was headed from Mumbai to Goa. NDTV brings you a sneak peek into the inaugural journey… 400 excited passengers aboard said it felt like they were travelling in an airplane on the tracks and much cheaper, just Rs. 1,500 one way as compared to Rs. 2,500 by air… 644 words.  For further details click here
Video: 23 May: NDTV. Tejas Express: Train Travel Redefined … 2m. 42.  click here
23 May: Trak. Luxurious Tejas Train Debuts With Mumbai-Goa Run; 5 Things Which Only Tejas Offers …Food Curated by Sanjeev Kapoor … Sophisticated security mechanism … Personalised Entertainment System … Ultra-Modern Design & Seating … Expensive Fares … click here.

Weekly Weather & Exchange Rates
24 May: Goa Met. . Weather: Max = 35.3. Min = 29.0. Rainfall: Nil
For the Meteorological Office (UK) Five day forecast for Goa, click here.
Exchange rates (Xcom): £ = 84.09; $ = 64.89; $Can = 48.01; Euro = 72.55; $Aus= 48.52.


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER TUESDAY 23 MAY. 2017


Obituary

Death: Carlos De Menezes

22 May: Porvorim, Goa. CARLOS M. J. A. DE MENEZES. Born 1946. Beloved Husband of Ilda Menezes. Caring Father/Father-in-law of Karla/Raynon Furtado, Katia/Roydon Alphonso & Craig. Doting Grandfather of Jorge & Isabel. Son of Late Pascoal/Late Maria Menezes. Son-in-law of Late Fenelon Monteiro/Late Maria Pia. Brother/Brother-in-law of Late Celine/Late Bernard D'Souza, Late Cosme/Brenda, Cesar/Maria Emilia, Cecilia Freitas, Cedric/Genevieve & Catherine/Edgar Pinto. Brother-in-law of Meena/Late Newton Fernandes, Evencio Monteiro/Terezinha & Emidio Monteiro/Theresa. Funeral cortege will leave his residence Tuesday, 23 May at 3:30pm to Holy Family Church, Alto Porvorim for the Eucharistic Celebration at 4:00pm followed by burial at the Alto Porvorim Cemetery.  For further details click here


News Summary

UK: New Event Announcement

Sun 25 Jun: Benaulim Association UK invites you to celebrate the feast of their Patron St John the Baptist at Woodside High School Hall, White Hart Lane, Wood Green N22. Holy Mass will start promptly at 12.30pm, followed by dancing to the sounds of 'SHADES' Tickets which include delicious snacks and a meal costs £10 for members and £12 for guests. Children 6 TO 15 years £5 and FREE for 5 and under. Please book early to avoid any disappointment. For further details and tickets please call Jack on 0208 903 9017, Mary 0208 803 9752, Filu 020 7625 4728 Josephine 0208 352 8355/07957148406. For the flyer,  For further details click here

Eating beef in Goa: A complicated history of identity politics

22 May: Hindustan Times. By Frederick Noronha. The BJP, MGP, and the Congress in Goa have all played the beef card in elections, making the politics of eating beef very complicated. It’s a game of shadow-boxing where the nation pretends that there are no restrictions on the consumption of beef in Goa, and the ruling BJP (except for an occasional hiccup) also acts as if it has no interest in implementing the same. Nationwide and in television studios, the BJP repeatedly gets challenged to implement a ban on beef consumption in Goa … 753 words.  For further details click here

Escort services, handle it with twitter

23 May: Herald. From soliciting on the streets, to moving to websites on the net, and now jumping on to the social media, the prostitution racket, particularly in the coastal belt, is evolving to the changing scenario. Twitter users are now being approached by agencies providing ‘escort services’ in Goa, by handles with suggestive names. Herald came across this shocking trend of escort services engaging twitter users to solicit customers, through tweets that are ridden with obscene language and pictures of girls. There are also tweets that allegedly speak about body massage, leading to an embarrassment to the State that is working at shedding its tainted image in the illicit racket… Herald contacted Twitter via mail, but no reply has yet been received.  For further details click here
23 May: Navhind Times. Lovebirds, sex workers 'take over' Campal Children's Park …  click here

BBC Radio 4: Start The Week – India

22 May: BBC Radio 4. On Start the Week Andrew Marr discusses India. The Indian MP Shashi Tharoor looks back at the history of the Raj in Inglorious Empire, a searing indictment of the British and the impact on his country. The journalist Adam Roberts travels from Kerala to the Himalayas to find out whether a resurgent, vibrant India is about to realise its potential, and whether the belief in future prosperity will cover over the cracks which have divided the nation in the past. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is at the centre of India's reinvention, and has galvanised Hindu nationalists, but the academic Kate Sullivan de Estrada argues that he's a controversial figure both at home and abroad… 43 minutes.  For further details click here

Danielle McLaughlin murder: Vikat’s sister takes up for him

23 May: Herald. The family of Vikat Bhagat (photo) has demanded a thorough probe through a separate agency like Crime Branch in the murder of Irish national Danielle McLaughlin. Vikat is the accused and has been arrested in the case. Bhagat’s family has received a letter from Vikat, handwritten by him from the judicial lockup at Colvale jail, stating that he did not kill McLaughlin but three other persons did. “We demand that Goa Police transfer the investigation from the local police to either Crime Branch or any other agency for free and fair probe,” his sister, Geeta Bhagat, said.  For further details click here

Money matters: Middle-aged playing safe, gennext living it up

22 May: Herald. Ajit John speaks to financial consultants and to the common folk on the street to understand how they spend their disposable income … Vrushali Parsekar a financial consultant said “The younger generation don’t mind investing in high risk mutual funds…” Another financial consultant who did not want to be named said the older generation thought more rationally with money… A consultant who has been in the business for over two decades said it was difficult to convince people in Goa that there were financial products that would grow their money and make them wealthy. A very risk averse people, the average Goan, he said did not mind a lower return on investment as long as it was safe, which then explains the love for gold… It is a generational thing. The older generation looks for financially safe products and the younger generation keen on enjoying the money they make. Perhaps in a generation we will know how it all pans out. 825 words  For further details click here

Govt to amend existing IT Policy; new start-up policy soon

22 May: Herald. Goa lags behind in the IT sector by at least a decade-and-a-half. The government has decided to set things right and is likely to amend the existing policy and come up with a new start-up policy separately. Vikant Sahay spoke to various stakeholders in this arena to get the feel of what expectations the IT and start-up community in Goa have from the present government … 996 words  click here
Goal is to give job opportunity to IT professionals in Goa: Sawardeker 22 May: Herald. Hectranet is a Goa-based computer networks solutions provider since 2011. Primarily a provider of managed NOC (Network Operations Centre) services to US-based clients and having grown in size, expertise as well as client base over past six years, today it specialise in delivering a host of ITIS (IT Infrastructure services) and ITES (IT Enabled services) to clients based in four countries from offices in Goa and Pune. Vikant Sahay learnt from its managing partner Varun Vinay Sawardeker more about this company … 801 words.  click here


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER MONDAY 22 MAY. 2017


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Death: Belino De Mello

9 May: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. BELINO DE MELLO. He was the first engineer of Tanganyika Broadcasting Service then Radio Tanzania Dar Es Salaam (Rtd). On retirement he rolled open Tanzania Film Company. There will be a mass at St Joseph's Cathedral on 13th May, 2017 at 1430 hours followed by burial at Kinondoni Cemetery in the City. [Info Mervyn Lobo via Goan Tanzanite]


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Professor Jayant Vaidya: Breast cancer indicators explained through lemons

21 May: The Independent (UK). The confusion over what to look and feel for when routinely checking breasts for signs of cancer is not unfamiliar. But a new campaign has recruited an unlikely ally to boost breast cancer awareness: the lemon… Professor Jayant Vaidya, professor of surgery and oncology at University College London, told the BBC that indentation or flattening of the breast, especially when the arm is lifted or when women lean forward, is also an important early sign… "Showing lemons in an egg box seems to draw interest and attention to the issue and people may remember the signs better,” he told the BBC…  For further details click here
For the 2003 Goan Voice supplement on Prof. Jayant Vaidya,  click here
21 May: Times of India. Anti-cancer’ fruit sells for as high as Rs 2k … click here.

Manny Rodrigues: Ottawa Race Weekend's long-running labour of love

20 May: Ottawa Citizen. The 43rd Ottawa races (May 27 to 28) have their roots in the 1975 race … roughly 45,000 people will take part in one of this weekend’s running events … Manny Rodrigues is a recruiter for the Ottawa Race Weekend… If he doesn’t deliver enough elite athletes, Run Ottawa would lose its prestigious Gold Label status … Working with a set budget (in the mid six-figures range), Rodrigues can’t just throw extra money at his problems … Travel visas in Kenya take four weeks to process. In Ethiopia, it’s four to six weeks… Rodrigues is pleased to report a strong field for this year’s event and has very capable runners from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda… A software engineer, Rodrigues does most of his recruiting via email, off-hours…  For further details click here
Video: Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 10K gets a golden label … 1m. 06s.  click here
Manny Rodrigues was born in Nairobi, the son of Sipiao Rodrigues. His grandfather, Balthazar Rodrigues, owned Siqueira's Bar in Nairobi. Manny has lived in Canada since he was 12 years old.

Indian-origin gay minister frontrunner in Irish prime ministerial race

21 May: Times of India. An Indian-origin doctor and Ireland's first openly gay minister has emerged as the frontrunner in the Irish prime ministerial race. Leo Varadkar, 38, the Dublin-born son of a Mumbai-born father and Irish mother, is expected to become the country's first homosexual prime minister. Varadkar, who is Ireland's welfare minister, has won early support for his leadership bid from several senior Cabinet members and a majority of his parliamentary colleagues have publicly backed him. He announced his candidacy after Prime Minister Enda Kenny announced his resignation …  For further details click here
Video: 20 May: Irish Times., In his bid to become leader of Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar has released a campaign video detailing his agenda if elected… 4m. 35s.  click here

How Manohar Parrikar became CM: Nitin Gadkari reveals what happened on that night in Goa

21 May: India Today. Till Union Minister Nitin Gadkari came to India Today's Editors' Roundtable conference today, it had been a mystery for the country as to how the BJP turned the table in Goa after failing to win even 15 seats. Nitin Gadkari (photo) revealed for the first time as to how the BJP turned its defeat in the Goa Assembly election into a victory while the Congress leaders waited for an opportunity that slipped away from under their feet. Congress leader Digvijaya Singh had alleged that Nitin Gadkari, who was instrumental in forming a BJP government in Goa, went there with 'a suitcase' and bribed legislators. Nitin Gadkari denied the allegation … 870 words.  For further details click here

How Portugal began to lose Goa 10 years before independence

16 May: Observador (Portugal). What was the Indian reality in 1949 and what brought the 1950s to the instability in the territory of Goa? The Observer publishes an excerpt from the new book "Twilight of Colonialism” written by Bernardo Futscher Pereira and analyses the events that occurred between 1949 and 1961. The latter is the year of Goa's independence … the author, a (born 1959) holds a master's degree in Political Science and International Relations from Columbia University in New York… 7782 words.  For further details click here
For the Portuguese original,  click here
21 May: Diário de Notícias (Portugal). Futscher Pereira: "Salazar was cold, he did not allow himself to be dominated by emotions" … Text, 1026 words + 23 comments. click here.

NRI couples must abide by Indian laws in case of marital dispute: Women's panel

21 May: Times of India. The Telangana State Women's Commission has sought a pre-nuptial agreement in the case of NRI marriages. The agreement says that the couple will abide by the Indian laws in case of a marital dispute. As complaints of women being deserted and divorced by men employed overseas are increasing by the day , the Commission has come up with several suggestions to bind over unscrupulous husbands … Many men are taking advantage of lenient laws in other nations to obtain exparte divorces from overseas court and deny maintenance to women they have deserted in India…. The complaints are received mostly from Indian women married to men residing in countries like the USA, the UK, Australia, Thailand and UAE.  For further details click here

Three antiques at Chiswick Auctions, London, 24 May

Lot 53: An 18th Century Indo-Portuguese (Goan) Hardwood and Bone Inlaid Tabernacle of rectangular form surmounted by a shaped crest with bone inlay inscribed 'IHS', the hinged front doors inlaid with bone carvings of hounds and the sun and moon, the interior of the doors with gilt brass frames, 59cm high. Auctioneer's estimate 300 GBP - 500 GBP
Lot 151. A Small Silver Gilt Filigree Casket, possibly Goa 17th Century with a swing handle over a domed, over a domed, hinged top, raised on filigree bun feet, 6cm wide. Auctioneer's estimate 2,000 GBP - 3,000 GBP
Lot 251: A Late 17th / Early 18th Century Indo-Portuguese Rosewood and Ivory Mounted Table Cabinet of rectangular form with fall front, raised on four stepped square feet, the sides with knopped, swing brass handles, decorated throughout with ivory flowerheads within stylised trellis type borders, the interior with one long drawer over three short drawers, the drawer fronts with trellis type carving and finely turned handles, 26cm wide x 14.5cm high. Estimate: £3,000-£5,000  For further details click here


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 21 MAY. 2017


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Death: Anthony Coelho
19 May: Richmond Hill, Ont. Canada. ANTHONY FRANCIS COELHO (formerly of Frere Street, Saddar, Karachi). Husband of 67 years to Donata Coelho and father to Bonnie Azevedo (Bob), Virginia/George Harris, Anna/Frank Salter and Allan Coelho. Grandfather to Dexter, Darrin, Chris, Jacquie, Anthony and Zachary. Also Great grandfather to Brooklynn, Katelynn, Brayden and Georgia. Nephew: Jimmy/Judy Coelho. Family had requested a private funeral. [Info: Pompie Gois]


Death: Eddie Mendes
19 May: Karachi. EDDIE MENDES. Husband of Severine, and father of Rayna/Llwellyn and Denise. Son of the late Louis & Connie Mendes and brother to the late Vicky/Damiao and Michael/Cecilia. Grandfather to Sierra and Evan. Nephews and nieces include the late Conroy/Sally, Clive/Debbie, Grenville/Sharmin, Rosanne/Clint, Wendy/Aneet, Charlene/Darryl and Malcolm. Brother-in-laws Joe/Elevena, Maxi/Isabella and sister-in-laws Antoinette/late Thomas, Vera/Menin and Sandra/Colin. [Info: Pompie Gois]


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UK: New Event Announcement: Tivim Association

Sun. 23 Jul: From 2pm. Tivim Association 40th Anniversary Celebrations at St Boniface Church, Hallmitcham Road London SW17 9PG. Band; Treble Makers. Licensed Bar; Mervs Mobile Bar Catering; Shirleys Kitchen. For Tickets and Enquiries please contact Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 8771 4457; Helen De Souza 020 8304 5585; Ingrid De Souza 020 8905 3872; Roland De Souza 020 7485 7878; Fiona Lobo 020 8656 3317; Elu Pires 020 8654 1281. For the flyer,  For further details click here

Marsha Pinto: How parents can help introverts thrive

16 May: The Washington Post. In sixth grade, Marsha Pinto’s teacher wanted her to talk more loudly and more often, repeatedly telling Pinto that she would never succeed if she didn’t participate in class discussions and group work… “She even said if I didn’t participate, I would fail,” says Pinto, a recent college graduate who now lives in New York City… group of girls regularly teased Pinto about being “weird” I came home crying a lot, never wanting to go back to school,” says Pinto, now 21… But Pinto’s parents were supportive of her natural tendencies and their gentle encouragement led to her being the star of the student morning broadcasts in middle school … Now, she works as an advocate and spokeswoman for young introverts… 1537 words.  For further details click here
Marsha was born in Panjim, Goa, the daughter of Otilia and Melvyn who are based in Markham, Toronto. She has founded the Softest Voices campaign to help others. For a profile of her,  click here

Intimate portraits of Africans in India

19 May: The Economist (UK). On a chilly night in January 2016, a 21-year-old Tanzanian student was beaten up and partially stripped by a frenzied mob in Bangalore, which also set her car on fire… It was then that Mahesh Shantaram, a documentary photographer from Bangalore, went in search of those Africans in India who were increasingly living under the shadow of racism. Mr Shantaram was disturbed by the idea that Indians complain vehemently about facing racial discrimination in other countries, yet refuse to acknowledge racism at home…  For further details click here

Listen online: BBC Radio 4 broadcast on Sat. 20 May at 11:30 a.m.

20 May: BBC Radio 4. Kate Adie introduces correspondent’s stories from around the world…. In Goa, Paul Moss finds talk of body rebalancing, tantric imitation and a reptilian elite… “Goa is a place where many westerners seem to have left behind old-fashioned empirical questioning. Here any request for facts or evidence is seen as an encumbrance to conversation. Meeting someone for the first time you do not ask them where they are from as much as what they are in to … One yoga teacher attempted to get to know me better by suggesting I attend a male tantric initiation where I was promised we would hold each other’s private parts in our hands … For the segment advance the audio player to 23m. 41s.  For further details click here

Competition: Win a 12-day tour of India worth £120,000

19 May: Daily Telegraph (UK). Voting in the 2017 Telegraph Travel Awards is now open, giving you the opportunity to reward those operators and destinations that continue to surpass your expectations. And because we recognise you need to invest time and energy to make these awards what they are, as a reward for your efforts we are delighted to offer you the chance to win one of 20 luxury holidays - including this 12-day tour of India with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Ampersand Travel worth £120,000. Follow the link to tell us about your favourite travel companies and destinations - and to enter the draw for one of 20 prizes. You will need to leave your name, telephone number and a valid email address.  click here

Auction: Medieval Ivory Corpus Christi

23 May: Timeline Auction. A carved ivory Corpus Christi figure modelled in the round, broad band to the brow, lozengiform socket to the side of the head, elegantly draped robe and loincloth with decorated belt, emaciated body with prominent ribs, vein detailing to the arms, hair in hanks on the shoulders; holes to the feet and hands; mounted on a custom-made stand. [A video of this lot is available on the TimeLine Auctions website] Cf. Bailey, A., Massing, J., and Vassallo e Silva, N., Ivories in the Portuguese Empire, Lisbon, 2013. For a similar piece see The Victoria and Albert Museum, accession number A.66-1927. 4.1 kg, 51.5cm (20 1/4"). Very fine condition. Property of a gentleman; from a Mayfair, London, UK, gallery. Auctioneer's estimate 8,000 GBP - 10,000 GBP  For further details click here


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER SATURDAY 20 MAY. 2017


Obituary

Death: Manuel Rodrigues

18 May: Nairobi. MANUEL MARCUS RODRIGUES ("The Tyre Doctor”). Born 25th April 1941. Son of the late Diego and Annie Rodrigues. Husband to Caroline, father of Alan, Joyce, Tracey, Derrick and Christopher. Brother to Julie (Cajie), Priscila (Jose), Eddie (Monica), Esmenia, Olga (Larry), late Joyce (Willy), Ivy (Javid), Elly (John) and Jovita. The funeral service will be at the Consolata Shrine at Westlands on Tuesday, 23 May 2017. Viewing at 10 a.m. followed by mass at 10:30 a. m. Thereafter the burial will take place at Langata Cemetery. [Info: Goan Welfare Society, Nairobi]


News Summary

Jack Fernandes: Tiatrist, sprinter, soccer player, drummer… a true icon of the East African Goan community

19 May: Coastweek (Mombasa). By Cyprian Fernandes. Of all the wonderful people who graced the Konkani (Goan) stage in East Africa, one name will stand out forever: Jack … He was born 1933, in the village of Cansaulim Goa to Pedro and Angelina Fernandes and grew up to be a handsome, sporty and talented youngster… In 1952, aged 19, he travelled from Goa to Kenya to join his father who was on a working assignment in Mombasa… Not only was he a talented entertainer he was a prominent sportsman and part of a formidable 4x 100 relay team, that included the legendary Seraphino Antao … Jack worked in the office in the mornings, his afternoons were spent on the sports field and his evenings were spent on stage… In the 1960’s Jack was posted to Nakuru and it was here that he met Olga Fernandes. In 1965 they were married in Nairobi… Jack could never sit in one place; the title Jumping Jack suited him… 1086 words.  click here

Three Girls: What happened to the Rochdale sex abuse victims of a gang of Asian men

20 May: Birmingham Mail. Viewers of a BBC drama about the Rochdale abuse scandal have heaped praise on the victims for having the courage to tell their stories. Three Girls tells the true story of widespread grooming and sexual assault of girls and young women in Rochdale by a gang of Asian men, which was revealed in 2012… Three Girls focuses on the events of 2008 to 2012 and the true experiences of three young girls: sisters Ruby and Amber, and their friend Holly…  For further details click here
To watch the three one hour each episodes online or to view the trailers or to listen to the Asian Network Reports discussion,  click here

Goa bridge death toll rises to 3

20 May: Herald. Rescue operations called off after third body is recovered; if required search will be taken up on Saturday …  For further details click here
When Indian media blamed the Portuguese for a bridge collapse in Goa 19 May: Daily O. Conspiracy theories are easy to build, especially when the atmosphere is so conducive that it seems to be almost begging for it … within a couple of hours, the narrative had changed: it was no longer about a bridge that collapsed in Goa but about a Portuguese-era bridge that had collapsed in Goa. Every report and every follow-up on the story began with the words Portuguese-era bridge … The matter and blame has been beautifully deflected …  click here
Portuguese-era bridges will be audited: Goa PWD Minister 19 May. Goa's Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Friday said all Portuguese-era bridges will be audited for their load-bearing capacity… click here.

Video: Indian Railways new Mumbai-Goa passenger train

19 May: Indian Railways. 6m. 22s.  For further details click here
Luxurious Mumbai-Goa train from May 22. 19 May: The Hindu. The luxurious train, Tejas Express, will start running between Mumbai to Goa on May 22. All preparations have been done for the launch of the 20-coach train, which will have secured gangways, automatic doors, and 22 new features… The train will run at a speed of 130kmph and will cover the distance in nearly eight and a half hours… The five-day-a-week train will depart from Mumbai at 5 a.m. and reach Goa at 1.30 p.m. Similarly, it will leave Goa at 2.30 p.m. and reach Mumbai at 11 p.m. The train will have executive class and chair class. “The coaches will have tea and coffee vending machines, magazines, snacks tables, LCD screens, and Wi-Fi,” said the officials. The fare has not been disclosed …  click here

John Distilleries to double single malt production capacity

18 May: Mint. John Distilleries is in the process of doubling its malt whisky production capacity. The company, which sells single malts under the Paul John brand, also plans to launch its higher strength peated and non-peated variants in Goa this year. John Distilleries currently has a malt production capacity of 60,000 litres per month. The basic Paul John single malt, a non-peated 46% alcohol by volume (ABV) version named Brilliance, retails at Rs3, 600 in Karnataka for a 750ml bottle and at $55 in the US… it’s Peated Select Cask, a 55.5% ABV variant retails at $100 in the US… 872 words.  For further details click here
Paul John whisky is produced in Cuncolim, Goa – priced at £56.99 in Selfridges, London and Rs 2600 in Goa. For the Paul John website,  click here
Paul John Brilliance retails for £35 at Marks and Spencer, UK. click here.

A Goa state of mind in Lisbon

19 May: LiveMint. Authentic flavours from India’s sunshine state are popping up in restaurants across Lisbon and are leading a new culinary wave in the Portuguese capital … the burgeoning number of Goan restaurants in Lisbon is a great way to pay homage to both Portuguese and Indian cuisines, the progenitors of Goan food… Lisbon-based Goan food historian Anna Philomena Dias é Lobo spends half her year in Goa … at the Lapa branch of Pingo Doce, Portugal’s largest supermarket chain, Goan delicacies have found a firm footing in the country’s consumer goods sector as well… 1242 words.  For further details click here

Brazil: "Velha Goa" exhibition

18 May: Metropoles (Brazil). The Indian Embassy brings to Brazil two exhibitions of Benoy K Behl, renowned historian and art photographer who documented the churches and culture of Goa and the history of Buddhist temples in the last 40 years. At the embassy's headquarters, the exhibition "Velha Goa" depicts the richness and grandeur of Old Goa's culture, which in the 14th century was the capital of the Portuguese government in India. At the time, it was known as the Rome of the East, because it is also the capital of the Christian empire on the east coast of Africa … Photo shows the opening night of "Old Goa" exhibition …  For further details click here
To see the exhibition online,  click here

Slow cooker Goan pulled pork

18 May: BBC. Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 hrs, 10 mins. Easy. Serves 6. Slow cook pork shoulder in Indian spices until meltingly tender, then shred and serve with chapatis, crunchy veg salad, cooling raita dip and mango chutney … Freezable …  For further details click here


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