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Death Anne Fernandes

20 Aug: Etobicoke, Toronto. ANNE FERNANDES. Predeceased [4 June 2006] by her husband Marshall Fernandes. Much loved and cherished sister of Maria (Fred), Genny (late Wilbur), John (Eva), Tony (Elaine). Predeceased by her brother Joe (Alice), Victor and Philomena. Anne will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews family and friends. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2058 Kipling Avenue, Toronto on Tuesday 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2194 Kipling Avenue, Toronto, on Wednesday, August 24 at 9:30am. Interment Assumption Catholic Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences click here.

News Summary

Angelo De Mello: Swindon artist dazzles in new exhibition

21 Aug: Swindon Advertiser. By Thomas Haworth. Art lovers gathered in the Link Centre library on Saturday to see the opening of a new exhibition which will run for five weeks. Kenyan-born painter Angelo De Mello, 59, unveiled his latest works with a champagne toast in front of around two dozen admirers. Angelo, who lives in Oxford Road, said: “I stopped painting around 26 years ago and decided to start again in 2014 after my son urged me to get back into it… there also featured a small selection painted by his daughter, Vanessa… Angelo’s next exhibition opens on 14 July of next year at Swindon Central Library … 380 words + 3 photos.  For further details click here
Angelo De Mello was born in Kisumu, Kenya in 1957 and lived there till 1969 (St Teresa’s School Nairobi); Goa to 1978; Dubai to 1983; UK – Devon to 1985 and Swindon since then. He sold his first paintings in Dubai and then in Devon and France. He is married to Vergilia. For his Linkedin profile,  click here

Perth, Aus: New G.O.A. Committee and Presidents message

Aug. 2016. A new committee was elected at the 37th AGM of the G.O.A. Caesar Pereira, the new President writes, “I'm very happy and it is my greatest delight this afternoon to accept the trust and faith bestowed in me as the incoming President of this Association… The Team: Caesar Pereira – President; Elvis Adamson - Vice President; Clinton Rebello – Secretary; Brian Machado – Treasurer; Hefner Nazareth - Media Co-ordinator; Debra Sequeira - Youth Coordinator; Anne Mascarenhas - Committee Member; Colette Adamson - Committee Member; Sharon Fernandes - Committee Member; Anita Pereira - Committee Member… 520 words.  For further details click here

Video: Nostalgia marks 16th World Goa Day

22 Aug: Prudent Media. Goa’s Raia-based 'Nostalgia' celebrates 16th World Goa Day with an intention of bringing together all Goans in the world... 2m. 13s.  For further details click here
For the Nostalgia website,  click here

Final arguments in Scarlett Keeling case to be heard 24-26 Aug.

23 Aug: The Goan. Final arguments in the 2008 case of 15-year-old British teenager Scarlett Keeling death are set to be heard by the Goa Children's Court from August 24 to 26. At the request of Special Public Prosecutor and CBI's senior counsel Ejaz Khan, the Court has granted him over an entire session to conclude his final arguments in the trial which commenced in 2010… Samson D'Souza and Placido Carvalho were charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder ... Scarlett's mother Fiona Mackeown, while pleading for the trial to be expedited, has expressed doubt that justice will be delivered through the court verdict…  click here

Indian Catholic who plays in pop band creates Mother Teresa logo

21 Aug: Crux. By Nirmala Carvalho. The official logo for the Sept. 4 canonization of Mother Teresa was created by Karen Vaswani, a 44-year-old graphic designer in Mumbai who plays keyboards and vocals in a jazz, pop, and retro band called “Rockin’ Marmalade.” Vaswani told Crux that while she never met Mother Teresa, she’s “always admired her work,” and was so inspired that she was able to complete the assignment to craft a logo for the canonization in just three days… She’s the daughter of Percy and Vivienne D’Lima from St Michael’s Church in Mumbai, the home parish of Cardinal Oswald Gracias, one of Pope Francis’ closest advisors… 705 words.  For further details click here
For some Rockin’ Marmalade video clips,  click here

CHOGM to BRICS: Cautionary Tales for Goa

22 Aug: Times of India. By Vivek Menezes. Two months to go before Goa hosts the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) summit … The state government led by chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar is busy dealing with garbage and road management, trying to ensure power supply and reliable emergency medical systems… the chief minister is quite right to consider the summit a great opportunity for Goa, even if the proposed emphasis on tourism might be misplaced… 781 words.  For further details click here

Shanti Sadan, a ray of hope for the terminally-ill

22 Aug: Asian Age. State-of-the-art medical facilities are available in the country ensure people lead a healthy life, but there is hardly any place that caters to patients battling terminal stage of cancer or HIV/AIDS to allow them to die with dignity… Founded by Dr Jose Luis de Souza about 15 years ago, Shanti Avedna Sadan has centres in Mumbai, Goa and Delhi… Apart from monetary reasons, the patients come there because the families feel helpless… The staff focuses more on keeping patients happy… 422 words.  For further details click here
For the Shanti Avedna Sadan website,  click here

In pictures: Africans living in India

22 Aug: BBC. In January, a Tanzanian student was assaulted and partially stripped by a mob in the southern Indian city of Bangalore after a Sudanese student's car ran over and killed a local woman. Shocked by the incident and other similar attacks on Africans in India, independent photographer Mahesh Shantaram began documenting the lives of Africans living in India. Beginning with Bangalore, Shantaram travelled to the cities of Jaipur, Delhi and Manipal, choosing to focus on students, as they are a small and vulnerable group. Shantaram's series of intimate portraits is part of an upcoming exhibition organised by Tasveer…  For further details click here
22 Aug: The Citizen (Tanzania). Tanzania: Links Between India and Tanzania Excellent, Says Ambassador Arya …  click here

Premiere: Goan Dogs - 'Devil Inside'

22 Aug: Clash Magazine (UK). Bristol newcomers Goan Dogs are unashamedly, brilliantly pop… Already cult heroes in their native city - Elbow's Guy Garvey is a fan - the band are now set to break out. Songs like 'Devil Inside' should ensure their progress. Catch Goan Dogs at the following shows: October 12 - London St. Pancras Old Church; October 14 - Bristol St. Thomas the Martyr Church …  For further details click here
Interview: Goan Dogs. Q: Why the name Goan Dogs? A: I visited Goa 4 or 5 years ago. In Goa, there are a lot of dogs. They’re very territorial and their interaction with each other is very interesting. It’s just a poignant thing for me, so we just thought why not…  click here
Video: Goan Dogs // Devil Inside // Teaser 01 click here.


News Summary

Fort Wayne priest to attend Mother Teresa's canonization

20 Aug: News Sentinel. When Mother Teresa is canonized Sept. 4 in Rome, a local priest will be in attendance. Father Robert D’Souza, associate pastor of St. Jude Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, who personally knew Mother Teresa, will celebrate with others as the Roman Catholic church declares the woman known as the "saint of the gutter" to be a saint. D'Souza first met Mother Teresa in the 1970s when he was a newly ordained priest in India. He was director of an organization called Boys Town over there, and she was a co-founder of the organization and on its board. He said he came to know her closely during that time… He will concelebrate Mass with Pope Francis and others at the canonization.  For further details click here

Dubai: Expatriate recounts struggle to repatriate dad’s body

21 Aug: Gulf News. JP, who does not wish to reveal his full name, told Gulf News that he was shocked when Dubai Municipality officials denied him permission to fly his father’s body from Sharjah when he went for approval for embalming the body… JP said he lost over Dh3,000 as they could not travel on the flight from Sharjah to Goa on which they had already booked tickets. He then had to do the whole documentation for repatriation again in Dubai, which took another two days for completion… “Our case was very famous in Goa as they had to wait for two-three days for us…  For further details click here

Oman: Goan Wing conducts ‘Indoor Games 2016’

21 Aug: Times of Oman. Page 23: The ISC Goan Wing organised ‘ Indoor Games 2016’ recently, at Darsait. Islinda Nunes, co-convener welcomed the audience. She thanked each and every person present for their interest and commitment to take part in the games … Averyl Silveira said the opening prayer and Anthony Lourenco, convener declared the Indoor Sports Day open… The chief guest for the evening was Ronnie Pereira… The guest of honour was Raul de Oliveira Fernandes. He is one of the founder members of Goan community of Oman and was also the helpline coordinator in the committee…  For further details click here

The unofficial brand ambassadors of Goa’s tourism

21 Aug: Herald. By Fernando Monte da Silva. … Sujata Noronha (photo), Director of Bookworm, organises heritage walks called ‘Cholta Cholta’, which translates to ‘whilst walking’ in Konkani. These walks are perpetuated by a few individuals, who look at keeping the heart and soul of a culture that is truly Goan alive and allow travellers to explore and experience the city of Panjim, its small streets, alley ways and remarkable history couched in old buildings and forgotten structures in a meaningful way … Panjim Inn run by Jack Ajit Sukhija, the current incumbent, delivers an experience par excellence for all who walk in through its doors…. Atish Antonio Fernandes of First Class Holidays pointed out that his enterprise had pioneered an excursion called Forts and Heritage for international visitors who came in on cruise liners … There are many more unsung heroes like these.  For further details click here

A creative oasis: The Museum of Goa is so much more than just a gallery

21 Aug: Economic Times. A designated industrial area is one of the last places you expect to be the home of a modern art gallery. As you pass pharmaceutical laboratories, steel-fabrication and marble-making units, following directions to the Museum of Goa (MOG), your expectations of the place become fainter. But as you reach the end of a lane and turn left, your hopes are restored … MOG is located in the Pilerne Industrial Estate, just over 10 km north of Goa's capital Panaji because its 56-yearold founder and artist Subodh Kerkar bought this land 25 years ago when the area was being developed by the government to attract industry… 1409 words,  For further details click here

Three years after her daughter’s death at Kerala priest’s residence, mother takes on Catholic church

21 Aug: Indian Express. On July 23, 2013, Roselin’s 17-year-old daughter Fathima Sophia was found dead in the guestroom of Father Arockiaraj, the priest of St Stanislaus Church … Police registered a case of suicide and the matter was soon closed. What followed were a series of bizarre events — Father Arockiaraj allegedly confessing to the victim’s mother that he killed her, a ‘letter’ that pointed to a relationship between Sophia and Arockiaraj, a secret canonical court that resulted in the defrocking of Arockiaraj, some secret correspondence with Rome, transfer of police officers in Kerala… Last week saw the arrest of five senior priests, including a Bishop … 2742 words.  For further details click here

Your ultimate guide to offbeat Goa: Beyond beaches, parties and booze!

20 Aug: Travel If an annual trip to Goa is your mantra, skip the usual suspects and try these 15 experiences instead. 1. Underwater sea walk. 2. Crocodile tour. 3. Guitar-making workshop. 4. White water rafting. 5. Monsoon treks. 6. Tropical Spice Plantation tour. 7. Divar Island. 8. Forgotten forts. 9. Kayaking. 10. Fishing trips. 11. Live in a Portuguese house. 12. Extreme water sports. 13. Nude beach. 14. Hidden beaches. 15. Learn yoga... 3588 words,  For further details click here

Hot Spot Goa
21 Aug: The Sun (UK). It’s 29C in Goa - - ten nights' B&B at the 3* Joecons Beach Resort is from £716. Flight leaves Manchester on Wednesday. See away or call 020 8705 0107 for further details.


News Summary

Radhika Vaz: “India's female comics never joked about sex before I showed up”

18 Aug: The Independent (UK). I’ve always been a class clown. But in India, where I grew up, being funny isn't cute. When I hit puberty, I realised I needed to make a choice – I could behave pretty, or I could be a joker. I chose to be funny … my boyfriend decided to leave India for New York. I wasn't going to let him go. By 2001, I had moved too, seeking life and liberty and in pursuit of marriage. I lived with the daily dread of deportation. I was depressed and I was being depressing… Then I visited an acting school in New York … 1251 words.  click here
Video: Radhika Vaz talks about Goa, her Goan connection and performs at Goa Arts and Literary Festival … 47m. 21s. [Warning: Adult content]  click here
For the Radhika Vaz website with links to scores of her video clips, click here.

Child welfare and beach holidays in Goa

20 Aug: InterSwop (Germany). Volunteering in Goa is the perfect combination of social commitment, learning and helping and simultaneously fabulous beach holiday. The participant’s Camp is located in South Goa near the Majorda beach. This part is calm and relaxed, almost untouched by tourist crowds as other beach areas of Goa. The Child Welfare Project helps otherwise disadvantaged children from socially disadvantaged box by offering daily attention and children's activities. Underprivileged children in India are at risk of illiteracy, malnutrition and lack of education Volunteers work directly with the children … Machine translation  For further details click here
For the German original,  click here

A heritage spirit tag won’t do a thing for feni if Goa’s distillers don’t improve its quality

20 Aug: By Cecil Pinto. Good feni is what we should be talking about – a clean fruity bouquet with earthy undertones that define this crisp alcohol as the classic drink from Goa. A heritage spirit tag won’t do a thing for feni if Goa’s distillers don’t improve its quality … For centuries feni has stood the test of time as a mysterious but alluring drink, perfect in the hot tropical climate of Goa… the most pressing issue would be of supply. Goa being a tiny state doesn’t grow enough cashew fruit to cater to the demand of feni for Goa itself, leave alone the rest of India or the world … 1346 words.  For further details click here

Video: Secret of eternal youth? Lentils, yoga and celibacy

19 Aug: BBC. Hindu monk Swami Sivananda looks amazing for his age. Guess how old he is? India's passport authorities have confirmed Sivananda's age from a temple register and he is applying to the Guinness World Records to verify he is the oldest man to have ever lived…  For further details click here

UK Competition: Enjoy a 10-day holiday in India for two

18 Aug: Natural History Museum. … The winner and their guest will fly from London to Delhi and visit destinations including Delhi, Agra Jaipur, Chanoud and Udaipur. The prize includes flights, private chauffeur transfers and nine nights of accommodation… The prize is courtesy of Wild Frontiers in association with Wanderlust travel and is valued at approximately £4,790. The closing date for entries is 6 November 2016 at 23.59 BST. Please note that you must be a UK resident aged 18 or over to enter…  For further details click here

Spain: Six months imprisonment for the owner of a nightclub that copied a name

20 Aug: La Vanguardia (Spain). The owner of a nightclub in Barcelona has been sentenced to six months in prison and fined 37.500 euros for crimes against industrial property… In June 2010 Miguel David, a professional DJ launched a nightclub called Ghoa Beach Club. Barcelona … The name was opposed by a company dedicated to nightlife, based in Madrid that owned the copyright of the names Goa After Club, Goa Picnic and Goa. Thus, on December 14, 2010, registration of the new Company was denied as the use of the name could cause confusion. However Ghoa Beach Club. Barcelona kept its doors open during the summer of 2011 and part of 2012…  click here
For the Ghoa Beach Club Promotional video, 1m. 28s  click here



Captain Desmond Rodrigues RIP

Ferdie, Blanche and the Rodrigues family wish to thank all the numerous friends and relatives for their support, kindness and empathy. The family felt comforted and consoled, and very much appreciate the numerous messages of sympathy and condolence. The attendance at the memorial service was outstanding and the family wishes to thank all who attended, including the British Airways representatives and those who travelled from abroad. Thank you for the donations received which have been given to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for children. For photographs and the Condolences website, click here.

News Summary

Shirley Rodrigues named London deputy mayor for environment and energy

18 Aug: The Guardian (UK). London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced the appointment of a deputy mayor for environment and energy. Shirley Rodrigues, who is currently acting executive director for climate change at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) … She will immediately take the lead on finalising Khan’s proposals for tackling London’s poor air quality … Here’s a video clip of her speaking at the C40 Cities climate change organisation awards in her FITT capacity last year … 374 words.  For further details click here
Shirley Rodrigues was born in Nairobi, the daughter of George Jason Rodrigues (1929 - 2008); ex footballer for Nairobi Heroes and Crusaders and Louisa Victoria Rodrigues nee Da Costa born in Kenya (1931 - 2001). Her parents trace their Goan roots to Siolim (father) and Aldona (mother). The family emigrated to England in 1967 from Nairobi.
For the Linkedin profile of Shirley Rodrigues, click here.

Professor Francesca Cordeiro: Parkinson's could potentially be detected by an eye test

18 Aug: BBC. Researchers at University College London may have discovered a method of detecting changes in the eye which could identify Parkinson's disease before its symptoms develop … Professor Francesca Cordeiro who led the research said it was a "potentially revolutionary breakthrough in the early diagnosis and treatment of one of the world's most debilitating diseases"… 581 words.  For further details click here
Prof Francesca Cordeiro is ex-Saligao Goa, and ex-Nairobi; daughter of Ruffino & Lira Cordeiro of Bray, Berkshire, UK; sister of Lucinda and Mary Anne. She is married to Dr Raj Persaud. For her Linkedin profile,  click here

Celebrating Goenkarponn, the world over

20 Aug: Herald. By Prajakta Joshi. World Goa Day was started by the World Alliance of Goan Associations on August 20, 2000 for Goans across the globe. Since then, it is a day for Goans worldwide to take pride in their identity, culture, language, traditions, music and cuisine. The active associations in different countries like Canada, Kuwait, UK, California, etc celebrate this day, every year … Michele Miranda from Perth, Australia, says, “Goa will always be home. I often feel that my sense of belonging and respect towards my state has increased tremendously since I have started living elsewhere.” 796 words  click here

Swindon: Breakthrough in hunt for serial flasher

18 Aug: Swindon Advertiser. Police have made a breakthrough in investigating the spate of indecent exposures in Swindon, today issuing an e-fit picture of someone they want to speak to.,, He was described as aged in his late 20s to early 30s, about 5ft 9ins tall of average to skinny build and Asian. The suspect had black hair and was wearing a black jacket with the collar pulled up and dark blue jeans. Officers have released the e-fit in an attempt to find anyone who may recognise the man… If you recognise this man, please call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111… 392 words.  For further details click here
Whilst there is no evidence to suggest that the suspect is a Goan but does he look like one to you?

Video: Goan Prawn Curry; Goan Xacutti; Goan Chorisa

17 Aug: Jevon Randh. Never seen before on You Tube, this is an Original Goan Prawn Curry recipe… Konkani with English subtitles … 4m. 09s.
18 Aug: Jevon Randh. Never seen before on You Tube, this is an Original Goan Chicken Xautti cooking recipe… Konkani with English subtitles … 3m. 46s.
14 Aug: Jevon Randh. Never seen before on You Tube, this is an Original Goan Chorisa cooking recipe… Konkani with English subtitles …2m. 41s.
24 Dec 2013: Here's the proper way of how to make Goan sausages - By Crescentia Fernandes, the owner of Bernado's restaurant in Delhi … English. 6m. 57s.  For further details click here

Letter from Italy causes deadlock in extradition of former CIA agent

19 Aug: Publico (Portugal). Sabrina Sousa was arrested in 2015 by the SEF in Lisbon. Italy reports in a letter that the holding of a new trial, referred to in the European arrest warrant, is not permissible under Italian law… Her lawyer has not yet been provided with a copy of the letter … Italy said that Sabrina would not be entitled to a new trial in Italy and would be moved directly to jail when she arrived in the country… Sabrina de Sousa, 60, born in Goa, with dual citizenship (US and Portuguese), was sentenced in absentia in Italy to five years in prison for involvement in the abduction of the Egyptian and Islamic radical Abu Omar, which occurred in 2003 in Milan… She was arrested in Lisbon when heading to Dubai enroute to Goa, to visit her mother, who was ill… 579 words. Machine translation.  For further details click here
For the Portuguese original,  click here
For Sabrina de Sousa’s Twitter feed, click here.

Editorial: Antonio Costa on India

19 Aug: Diario de Noticias. António Costa was born in 1961 in Goa. In this far-off land, where the elders still speak Portuguese and many families are called Fernandes or Mascarenhas, are the Premier's paternal roots … Since the 16th century many Goans adopted Portuguese culture, not only the language and religion but the loyalty to the idea of Portugal, and the Empire … And if the Portuguese presence today is not stronger in Goa it is because Salazar did not understand the spirit of the time and abused the patience of Nehru. He should have done something like what was negotiated for Macau with China …  For further details click here
19 Aug: Diario de Noticias. Of Goan ancestry and fiercely anticolonial. António Costa’s father, the writer Orlando da Costa, was born in Mozambique in 1929 but spent his childhood and youth in Goa … In the year that Costa was born, 1961 – months before India invaded Goa Orlando da Costa released his first novel, The Sign Of The Ira, which denounced not only the caste system in Goa but also Portuguese colonialism… Orlando da Costa died on 27 January 2006…  click here
19 Aug: Diario de Noticias. Goa : A Sentimental stop for visits to India. Goa is one of those places in the world that being in all different is surprisingly familiar. Around every corner there is a recognizable reference, someone who speaks Portuguese (a minority, to be sure), a statue of Camões … Commercial establishments are of the Souzas, the Silvas, the Fernandes… Goa is a sentimental stop for the Portuguese … click here.

The world's 'chicest and coolest' $2 per night budget hotel to open in India

19 Aug: The Telegraph. Chattel, a London -based hotel company, aims to offer “clean, safe and affordable” accommodation in “innovative” high-tech rooms priced from US$2 (and rising to no more than $5) per night… Spread across 1.5 acres along a motorway between Mumbai and Goa, the hotel will be well-connected on the national railway line, providing links to India’s major cities … The 60-room hotel will offer rooms with LED lighting, a 100 sq-ft study/dining area, two sofa beds, a 30 sq-ft pantry, a small kitchen setup with a sink, hot plate and counter, a 30 sq-ft bathroom with a shower and toilet as well free cable television access. Guests will have pay-per-use internet access and the rooms will be Wi-Fi-enabled … 805 words.  For further details click here
For the Chototel UK website,  click here



Death: Orpheus Francis Anthony D'Souza

11 Aug. Bandra, Mumbai. ORPHEUS FRANCIS ANTHONY D'SOUZA. Born 1946 in Bandra, Mumbai, India to Ignatius and Stella D'Souza. Survived by wife of 36 years Bina and children Swithin, Gavin, Anselm and Caireen. Trained as a watch and clockmaker, Orpheus built a career first in Toronto in 1976 and then in Vancouver in 1978. Viewing at 1:00pm followed by funeral mass at 2:00pm on Saturday August 20th, 2016 at St Matthews Parish at 16079 88th Avenue Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.  For further details click here

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Event Highlight: Fenny Fever Anniversary Ball

Sat. 3 Sep: FENNY FEVER's 9th ANNIVERSARY BALL - Dinner & Dance, Woodside High School, White Hart Lane, N22 5QJ. Time: 6pm till 11:30pm. A Night Suitable for Family & Friends. Dinner served at 7pm by Maggie's Kitchen, Desert, Dance, Free Giveaways, Live Band OUTBREAK & PRESS PLAY DJs, Choreographed Dance Demo by Vincent De Lima .Licensed Bar - Affordable Prices. Fenny Shots & Cocktails. **Don't miss the nearby after party details shared on the night**. Raffle Donations welcome, we are supporting 'Sienna's Footsteps' to help a little girl walk unaided. Dress code: Smart / Formal. Tickets: Early bird: £12 Senior Citizens /Under 16s £8 & Adult Standard £15. Book tickets online: or or Call a Ticket Steph D'Sa Goes (North): 07889 833 796 | Gideon (East) 07984 801 818 | Bella Fern (North) 07949 233 307 | Mich Goes (South): 07857 691 637 More Info Email: Twitter/Insta @fennyfever / FB Page- Fenny Fever. For the Flyer,  click here

Sebastian de Souza, interview: If people are mad enough to let you, you might at least have a go at doing it all

18 Aug: Evening Standard (London). He started as an actor in Skins but Sebastian de Souza is now enjoying his expanded career as a screenwriter, novelist, singer and star … Sebastian de Souza's writing debut, Kids in Love, has taken a while to reach the screen. The ex-Skins actor co-wrote the script as a teenager and next Friday it will finally be released… De Souza, now 23, projects his own cosmopolitan cool, with the looks of a Mediterranean matinee idol (he has Indian, French and Irish heritage) … Kids in Love is in cinemas from August 26 … 1053 words.
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Wikipedia: Sebastian De Souza is the second of two sons of Elinor Kelly and Chris de Souza. Chris de Souza lives in Boxford, Berkshire, with his wife and two sons Tristan and Sebastian de Souza. Two of his cousins are Simon de Souza and actor Edward de Souza. He is of part Portuguese Indian descent through a grandfather. click here  click here

Desmond D'Mello struck from register of dentists

18 Aug: Nottingham Post. The behaviour of Desmond D'Mello at his practice in Daybrook was "fundamentally incompatible" with that of a dentist, the chair of his fitness to practice hearing has said. Mr D'Mello has been struck from the register of dentists almost two years after his actions caused the largest recall in NHS history, with 22,000 patients being told to have a blood test for diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C… 1047 words.  For further details click here
18 Aug: BBC. Nottinghamshire dentist Desmond D'Mello struck off by General Dental Council …  click here

Editorial: No One to Save You From Stray Dogs

18 Aug: Navhind Times. Official statistics reveal that around 21,000 people are bitten by stray dogs every year, that is, 60 every day. About 5 persons have died of rabies annually on an average in the past decade, the number shooting to 17 in 2014. The authorities have grossly failed to check stray dog population. According to Mission Rabies, a non-government organisation involved in stray dog control, the state has around 50,000 stray dogs. In the absence of effective steps taken by the animal husbandry department, the local self-governing authorities and animal welfare groups to control their population, their number is only going to go higher - which means Goans will be a higher risk from dog bites on the street… 769 words.  For further details click here

Goa’s perpetual migration

18 Aug: By Plastino D’Costa. … The British Prime Minister has been country hopping member countries of the European Union carrying the message to them, that the desire for immigration control was the primary cause of a leave vote in the referendum… For the moment Goans with Portuguese passports in the UK are too small a number to suggest that the Brexit vote was a direct result of their presence, but then a trickle can always turn into a wave, which naturally the UK feared … Lot has been written on migration and their success stories, but hardly anything gets written on ‘ why’ this exodus takes place in the first place… the major reason has to be that successive governments hoodwinked gullible Goans by giving their chosen few, opportunity to amass wealth while leaving the majority with no choice but to migrate… 1019 words.  For further details click here

Indians in UK most educated among minorities, shows report

18 Aug: Economic Times. The Indian-origin population in the UK tends to be more educated and less unemployed when compared to other ethnic minorities, according to a new report released today, even as it warned that Britain must tackle the problem of an "entrenched" race divide in the country. In some cases, Indians out-performed even the white British population with a higher percentage increase in those with degree level qualifications…  For further details click here

UK: Forthcoming Events

Sat. 27 Aug: 4:00pm. SOUTHALL. Tiatr, Tiatr, Tiatr. UK's renowned tiatrist, presents for your entertainment his second blockbuster tiatr "DAIZ" (inheritance), written by Dominic Fernandes, directed and produced by Peter de Merces. Villiers High School. For tickets contact:- Inacio ~ 07404 327080, Paul Vas ~ 07405 426358, Anton Mendes (cheddo) ~ 07882 749692, Peter ~ 07417 494316. For the flyer, click here.

Sun. 28 Aug. G.O.A. Golden Jubilee Annual Sports Day. Venue: Croydon Sports Arena, Albert Road, South Norwood, London. SE25 4QL. (Arena Tramlink Stop). Gates open at 11.00 a.m. Entry : £2.00. Children under 16 years: Free. Free parking for 150 cars. Food and drinks available. Further details from: Vince Fernandes on 0208 764 8780 | 07853 132336 or Jason D'Costa on 07507 472288. For the poster, click here.

Sun. 28 Aug: 2:00pm. CROYDON. Tiatr, Tiatr, Tiatr. UK's renowned tiatrist, presents for your entertainment his second blockbuster tiatr "DAIZ" (inheritance), written by Dominic Fernandes, directed and produced by Peter de Merces. Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, Croydon. For tickets contact:- Nina Pinto ~ 020 8767 0663, Alex Jude ~ 07405 675295. For the flyer, click here.

Sat. 3 Sep: 4:45pm. SWINDON. Tiatr, Tiatr, Tiatr. UK's renowned tiatrist, presents for your entertainment his second blockbuster tiatr "DAIZ" (inheritance), written by Dominic Fernandes, directed and produced by Peter de Merces. Wyvern Theatre, Swindon. For tickets contact:- Alvaro ~ 07440 720334, Tutush ~ 07854 011148, Vital ~ 07459 538814, Leepu ~ 07448 839500, Peter ~ 07438 779468. For the flyer, click here.

Sat. 3 Sep: FENNY FEVER's 9th ANNIVERSARY BALL - Dinner & Dance, Woodside High School, White Hart Lane, N22 5QJ. Time: 6pm till 11:30pm. A Night Suitable for Family & Friends. Dinner served at 7pm by Maggie's Kitchen, Desert, Dance, Free Giveaways, Live Band OUTBREAK & PRESS PLAY DJs, Choreographed Dance Demo by Vincent De Lima .Licensed Bar - Affordable Prices. Fenny Shots & Cocktails. **Don't miss the nearby after party details shared on the night**. Raffle Donations welcome, we are supporting 'Sienna's Footsteps' to help a little girl walk unaided. Dress code: Smart / Formal. Tickets: Early bird: £12 Senior Citizens /Under 16s £8 & Adult Standard £15. Book tickets online: or Call a Ticket Stephanie D'Sa-Goes (North): 07889 833 796 | Giddy Gideon (East) 07984 801 818 | Bella Fernandes (North) 07949 233 307 | Michelle Goes (South): 07857 691 637. More Info Email: Twitter/Insta @fennyfever / FB Page- Fenny Fever. For the Flyer, click here.

Tue. 6 Sep. at 6.30pm. Lecture by Dr Shihan de Silva (Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London) based on her book "The Portuguese in the East" (I B Tauris, London), sold at a special discount of £25 (retailing at £64). Portuguese influences on music (baila, mando, dulpod) and linguistic impressions on eastern languages which bring out areas of cross-cultural contact will be covered. Dr de Silva's baila performance will be accompanied by the Goan musician, Joao Paolo Cota. Venue: Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Tickets: £10 (includes wine/soft drinks). Contact Chamali Fernando For the flyer, click here.

Thu. 8 Sep: Feast of Our Lady of Vailankanni. Celebrating the birthday of Our Lady. Opening Prayer at 6.00 followed by Mass at 6.30pm. Everyone will receive Special Blessing with Our Lady’s Oil. Procession round the Car Park. Singing the Litany of Our Lady in Latin. Ending with Fellowship Food to Share. Goan Community Centre, Keston Road, London N17 6PW. Ample Parking Space. If anyone would like to offer the Mass or say a prayer please call Candy 07961 044 079. Novena begins on 30th August with Mass at 6.30pm and thereafter Novena every evening at 6.30pm for 9 days. For the flyer, click here.

Sun. 11 Sep. G.O.A GOLDEN JUBILEE TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT. Venue: HSBC, Lennard Road, Beckenham, BR3 1QW. Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Ladies Singles, Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles. For doubles, minimum of 2 pairs required for each event. Come and take part. Entry fee £5 .00 pp for Men | £2.50 pp for Ladies. Start at 12 noon sharp. Closing date for Entries 9/9/16. For further information, please contact Richard Fernandes: 020-8300-5347 or mobile 07711401157; Vince Fernandes: 020-8764-8780 or Mob 07853132336. For the flyer, click here.

18/09/2016 - G.O.A Golden Jubilee Senior Citizens Luncheon Sun 18 Sep. G.O.A Golden Jubilee Senior Citizens Luncheon. Venue: ATC Hall 192 Merton Road, Wimbledon, SW19 1EG. Time: 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lunch served at 1:00 p.m. followed by live music, dancing and bingo. Ticket includes 3-course Meal: Members: £7.00 and Non-Members: £12.00. For further details please contact: Chloé De-Mendonça on 020 8384 0272, Marilou DeSouza 020 8677 0390, Lynsey Martins 020 8 657 8951 or E-mail:

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Death: Felix da Costa

16 Aug: Mississauga. FELIX FRANCIS DA COSTA (ex-Mombasa). Husband of the late Joan Abreu da Costa. Beloved father of Coralie/Johnny, Gavin/Cynthia and Charmaine/Milton. Cherished grandfather to Trevyn, Kelvyn, Kelsey, Cameron, Krystal and Candice. Brother of Sofia de Sousa, Reina Vaz and late Victor da Costa. Viewing: Friday August 19, 2016. 5.00-9.00 pm, Location: Turner and Porter 1981 Dundas Street W. Mississauga. Mass: Saturday August 20, 2016. 11.00 am. Location: St Joseph's Church 5440 Durie Road Mississauga. Reception to follow the mass in the church hall. Private cremation

Death: Marion Dias
5 Aug: Southampton, UK. MARION DIAS. Aged 81 years. Love from daughter Rose, Dave, grandson Tom, granddaughters Maria and Molly and daughter Jenny, Dean and grandson Jason. The Funeral Service will take place at St. Mary Extra Cemetery Chapel at 12 noon on Wednesday 24th August. All Friends welcome. Flowers accepted c/o Jonathan Terry Independent Funeral Directors, 101 Peartree Avenue, Bitterne, Southampton SO19 7JJ Tel. 023 8043 4444

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A pictorial archive of Goans in East Africa

18 Aug: Navhind Times. By Arti Das. ‘Baker butcher doctor diplomat: Goan Pioneers of East Africa’ is the title of the new book by UK based Goan writer, Selma Carvalho. Like her previous books, this book is also based on the Goans who settled in East Africa. But, as the name suggests, here she takes a look at the Goans who worked as bakers, butchers, doctors in East Africa. However, Selma promptly replies that this book also speaks about other Goans… (Selma Carvalho will be in conversation with Augusto Pinto for a discussion of the book on August 19 at 5 p.m. at the Dogears Bookshop, Margao. Call: 8805646643. The event is open to all.) 1081 words.  For further details click here
Aug. 2016: Confluence. Page 4. Doctor Diplomat … Review by Reginald Massey.  click here
For more details of the book and to buy, click here.

Goans are worried about their future in post-Brexit UK

17 Aug: Hindustan Times. Anxiety is rising among Portuguese citizens of Goan-origin and other EU citizens over their future after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, with a leading Brexit MP leading a project on protecting their rights after the exit is completed… Leading Brexit campaigner and Labour MP Gisela Stuart believes EU citizens have been “left in a limbo”, not knowing what the future holds for them… Senior Labour MP Keith Vaz has expressed concern over the fate of more than 20,000 Goans with Portuguese passports in Britain, most of them settled in recent years in Swindon, Leicester and London. The date of first entry into Britain is likely to to be crucial in future arrangements… 330 words  For further details click here

London: Sorpotel & Sanna in Covent Garden

17 Aug: Time Out (London). This new regional Indian ‘small plates and cocktails’ joint (because that’s what Talli Joe actually is) gets two crucial things right: the food and service. This is bright, bold cooking designed to enchant both tastebuds and soul. One of my favourite dishes was the Goan pork and ‘offal’ curry, made mostly with shoulder and belly meat, but also enough heart and liver to give it an exceptional depth of flavour and texture… For something more prosaic, try the seafood curry. I loved it that, simmering in the mild, fragrant sauce, were not just prawns, koli and squid, but a handful of drumsticks – no, not the cluck-cluck kind, but the green veg variety traditional in south Indian cooking …  For further details click here
From the menu at the Talli Joe website: Sorpotel & Sanna. Aunty Sucorina’s recipe. Goan pork & offal pickle with steamed rice & coconut cake. £6.00 … Konkani Seafood Curry. Coastal seafood curry with tender coconut + neer dosa. £9.50  click here
For the Trip Advisor restaurant reviews of Talli Joe, click here.

From Removing Stray Cows To Air Ambulances, Goa Readies For BRICS Summit

18 Aug: NDTV. From removing stray cows, to filling up pot-holed roads, to arranging air ambulances, the Goa government is gearing up to ensure a hassle-free experience for dignitaries coming for the upcoming BRICS summit. The summit between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is expected to be held in the state in mid-October, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Tuesday…  For further details click here
16 Aug: Indian Express. PM Narendra Modi to visit Goa before BRICS 2016…  click here
Wikipedia: BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa… click here.

Goa and Europe: Nationalism and Bonitos Macacos

17 Aug: Herald. By Dale Luis Menezes. Today, while an act like supporting the Portuguese football team, or reclaiming Portuguese citizenship, or simply demanding English as a Medium of Instruction in primary schools, may invite charges of being ‘anti- national’, about a hundred years ago it was the apparently mindless and shameless ‘aping’ of Western culture that was held up as an obstruction to true civilizational progress… Goan intellectuals believed that the Goan was a ‘mimic- man’ due to his use of aspects of European culture… Accounts and anecdotes of Goan intellectuals ridiculing the Europeanized Goan are quite revealing, seen from the class/ caste perspective… 952 words.  For further details click here

Auction: 20 Aug: 2 items at Paul Beighton, Rotherham, Yorks, UK.

Lot 507: An 18th century Indo Portuguese table top mahogany chest raised on squat bun feet. With strung inlay and coffered drawer fronts mounted in tortoiseshell and with bronze escutcheons. 47.5cm wide, 27.5cm deep, 30cm high. Estimate: 300 GBP - 500 GBP  For further details click here
Lot 807: A 17th century Indo Portuguese coromandel fitted table cabinet on ebonized Victorian stand. With silvered mounts and drop handles and profusely inlaid with ivory penwork panels. Overall height 129cm. (photo) Estimate: 2,000 GBP - 3,000 GBP.  click here


MAGAZINE PROGRAMME: Good Morning Britain.: itv. Friday 19th August. 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM. Breakfast show presented by Kate Garraway, Ranvir Singh, Charlotte Hawkins and Sean Fletcher. Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor chats about starring in the Indian remake of the hit US series 24.

HISTORY DOCUMENTARY: Queen Victoria's Last Love. Yesterday (Freeview 19). Saturday 20th August. 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Hear about the shockwaves caused by Queen Victoria's affection for her Indian servant Abdul Karim, who became an intimate confidant despite the Victorian taboos of race and class.

DOCUMENTARY: Treasure Island. Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar. H2 (Sky 531). Monday 22nd August. 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Scott finds an important relic that may be the missing link to the Pirate-Templar connection. (Sequel to The Flaming Cross of Goa)

FILM: Pukar. SAB TV (Sky 810). Wednesday 24th August. 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM. A group of revolutionaries are wanted by the Portuguese administration as they are fighting to bring independence to Goa and its territories. (Black and White, 1939, PG)

DOCUMENTARY: The Chronicles of Nadiya. BBC 1. Wednesday 24th August. 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Two-part series in which Nadiya Hussain visits Bangladesh to explore the recipes that have shaped her love of cooking. In this edition, she travels to her family village near Sylhet, where she uses local produce and techniques to prepare her favourite recipes. Part 1.

DRAMA: Writing Lives. BBC Radio 4. Friday 26th August. 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM. Short stories by writers new to Radio 4 and based on personal experience. When a woman volunteers at a school in a slum in Kenya, she meets a girl who makes her confront an impossible dream. Read by Sally Orrock.

COOKERY: Rick Stein's India. Good Food (Sky 133). Sunday 28th August. 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Episode 2. Mumbai and Pondicherry. Rick Stein's search for the perfect curry takes him to Mumbai and the town of Pondicherry. He cooks the popular Parsee chicken dish Sali Murgh. Episode 2.



Death: Monsignor Fronton Godinho

16 Aug: Mombasa. MONSIGNOR FRONTON GODINHO. Passed away peacefully at 6pm at the Aga Khan hospital, Mombasa. Msgr. Godinho was born in 1933, educated in Kisumu, Kenya and Rachol Goa. He was ordained in Mombasa in 1959 and served in the area since then. He is the son of the late John Franky & late Acerminia Otilia of Nuvem, Salcete, Goa; brother of Ronald Constance Godinho (Watford, U.K), Annie Trifina Alvares (Kent, U.K.) and late Genovia Fernandes (Benaulim, Goa). For his Facebbok page,  For further details click here

Death: Pobrina (Mai) Fernandes

10 Aug: Thornton Heath, London. POBRINA FERNANDES Aged 97. Born 25 October 1918. Ex-Mombasa and Goa. Wife of the Late Francisco Joao Lourenco Fernandes. Daughter of Antonio Caetano Fernandes and Rosa Mariana Fernandes, (both deceased). Sister of Francis X. Fernandes, Minguel A. Fernandes and Braz S. Fernandes, all deceased. Beloved mother of Filipina and Clementina (both deceased) as well as surviving children Salus/Bennie, Iggy, Terezinha/Angelo, Caje/Daljit, and Rosy/Kevin. Grandma to Stanley, Sandra, Sean/Dee, Kevin, Joanna, Francisco/Portia, Charmaine, Sarah and Peter and Great Grandma to Erin, Limarie and Eloise.
FUNERAL DETAILS: Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 am on Thu. 25 Aug at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 45 Brook Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 7RD. followed by the Burial at Croydon Cemetery, Mitcham Rd, CR7 6BB and thereafter for Refreshments at St Andrew's Church Hall. (next to the Church). Family flowers only but any donations would be very much appreciated in memory of Pobrina to fund a Water bore-hole Project in Bestavaripet in Andhra Pradesh, India where Fr. Raj Mandagiri's has a Parish. This will be bring clean drinking water to the poorest village. A box will be available at the back of the Church. RSVP for catering purposes to 020 8684 9383 by Mon 22nd Aug email Condolences to

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Game of Thrones star takes lead role in The Good Karma Hospital

16 Aug: International Business Times UK. ITV are set to launch a hospital drama to rival BBC shows Casualty, Holby City and Doctors … Set in the tropical paradise of Goa, the new medical drama will be called The Good Karma Hospital … It tells the story of a British-Asian junior doctor named Ruby Walker – played by Amrita Acharia (photo), who shot to fame in Game of Thrones – who arrives at the run-down Good Karma Hospital to join a dedicated team of exhausted medics. The hospital is run by a gloriously eccentric Englishwoman, Lydia Fonseca, and it never turns a patient away, from locals to ex-pats and even tourists… “We're so excited to bring a little bit of the magic and wonder of Goa to the ITV audience…"  For further details click here
The story is set in Goa but the series is being filmed in Sri Lanka because of Indian bureaucracy regarding foreign film production. For an earlier report of the production,  click here

Australia: Reuben De Melo: Singer goes Dutch for debut release

16 Aug: Southern Gazette (South Perth). Perth singer Reuben De Melo will play at the Dutch Trading Co in Victoria Park on Friday to support the release of his debut EP Fool for You. The four-track mini album was recorded in early 2016 … De Melo grew up in a small village in Goa before moving to Australia when he was 12 years old. He has been writing songs since he was 20… [At the link select Press Display]  click here
For some Reuben De Melo video clips,  click here

10 Eateries In Goa That You Must Not Miss At Any Cost

16 Aug: Huffington Post India. 1. Poi from the local baker; 2. Fish thali at Starlight, Arpora; 3. Rava fried prawn at Anand, Siolim; 4. Crab at Laxmi, Morjim; 5. Anything at Bhatti Village, Nerul; 6. Fish fry at Ritz Classic, Panaji; 7. French at La Plage, Morjim; 8. Japanese at Sakana, Anjuna; 9. Burmese at Bomra's, Candolim; 10. European at Antares: Masterchef Australia 2014 contestant Sarah Todd at Vagator … 1247 words.  For further details click here

Bribery allegations against Inspector General of Police Garg serious

16 Aug: Herald. Goa Chief Secretary R K Srivastava on Monday stated that the allegations against Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sunil Garg of accepting bribe are of serious nature and stated the government will inquire into the same and submit the report accordingly… "May be tomorrow I will receive instructions and then inquiry could start and such inquiries don’t take time," he said.  For further details click here

'Goa is very special to me' Amitabh Bachchan

16 Aug: Navhind Times. By Paresh Prabhu. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has frequented Goa more than just any regular tourist. His connection to the state goes way back to the time when he started his career portraying one of the seven Indians who attempt to liberate Goa from the Portuguese colonial rule in the film ‘Saat Hindustani’. In this interview, the actor tells more about his fascination with Goa … He says, “Goa has been very special to me and I wish I could have had a greater connect with it; I wish I could have a place of my own. I did make several attempts to get one but failed…”  For further details click here

Let’s all party: What is the best destination in the world to have fun?

16 Aug: Daily Express (UK). The best party destination in the world is the Spanish island of Ibiza, new research has revealed…. Top 20 Party Destinations in the World: 1. Ibiza, Spain; 2. London, UK; 3. Las Vegas, US … 15. Goa, India …  For further details click here

Amnesty accused of sedition over Kashmir event in Bangalore

16 Aug: BBC. Police in India have registered a sedition case against Amnesty India after some people allegedly raised "anti-India" slogans at its event. The rights group said its event in Bangalore on Saturday aimed "to seek justice for human rights violations" in Indian-administered Kashmir. But a right-wing student group. [ABVP] said the event was "anti-national" and filed a complaint on Monday… Aakar Patel, executive director of Amnesty International India, has criticised the ABVP's complaint…  For further details click here

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