Newsletter. Issue 2004-32. Aug 26, 2004
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GoaNet celebrates its 10th birthday on 25th August 2004. It was founded by Herman Carneiro.
Herman A. Carneiro (born 25 Aug. 1976, Nairobi) is the Founder of Goanet (est. 1994). His parents are Jules and Hilda Carneiro, ex-Nairobi and currently based in Boston, USA. Herman attended St. Mary’s School, Nairobi. He holds a Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, USA, and a M.Sc. in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He will start medical school at Imperial College, London in October 2004.
Herman’s work experience includes biomedical research at LeukoSite, Inc. and then at PerSeptive Biosystems, process design at Pharm-Eco laboratories, and capital engineering projects at Kodak. He went on to join the Whitehead Institute, MIT, where he was a team manager for the Human Genome Project. Later, as part of his Masters-degree program, he designed and carried out a research project for the World Health Organization in Cambodia on sustainable interventions to prevent dengue fever outbreaks in the region. He has also conducted research in new drug discovery at Pfizer, Inc., and he now works for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as an epidemiologist.
Herman is a keen sportsman and has won awards in tennis, cycling, table tennis, badminton, football, hockey and ballroom dancing. He represented Kenya in the East and Central African Junior Tennis Championships in 1992 and 1993. For Fred Noronha’s interview with Herman, see For more information about Goanet, please visit or write to

18 Aug. Navhind Times. England-based 16-year-old Sean Da Silva plays for Byfleet Football Club in Surrey, a Division One side. Sean created waves as he scored the precious match-winner in the finals of Guilford City Tournament against Halifax Football Club which they won 1-0 last season. He has just finished his GCSE at Fullbrook School, Surrey. However, his prime goal is to become a solicitor or an accountant just like his father.
He is quick to point out that but for his parents’- Rose and Phil - unwavering support, guidance and perseverance he would have never made it to Division One. 534 words.

19 Aug. Daily Star. Feature article with photograph of James D’Silva, Madonna’s fitness guru. Check the supplement at

Australia: NSW: Young Goans Launch Party
Goan Connections (Sydney) launched on 31st July. To views the 24 photographs, click here.
For further info write to or Priya Carvalho at

23 Aug. Times of India. Get Indian citizenship @Rs 12,500. The Indian government has announced that people of Indian origin would have to pay Rs 12,500 to secure Indian overseas citizenship. A PIO would enjoy almost all rights of an Indian citizen. The PIO will not be required to have a visa while visiting India and can also buy property and enjoy equality with non-resident Indians (NRIs) in economic, financial and educational fields. [from GoaNet: Bosco D’Mello]

26 Aug. Financial Express. India Postpones Tax On NRI Deposits

24 Aug, Rugby Advertiser. Controversial health boss David Loughton - who resigned from Walsgrave after a vote of no confidence - has landed a new NHS job at Wolverhampton. In 1999, top surgeon, Alban Barros D'Sa raised fears about high death rates but the whistle-blower was promptly suspended by Mr. Loughton. He took Mr. Loughton to the High Court and won. It was a long battle, but the pioneer of keyhole surgery was later reinstated in a big climb-down by the Trust. Mr. Barros D'Sa declined to comment about Mr. Loughton's new position. For full text click here.
For a profile of Alban Barros D'Sa and the case click here.

Cheap telephone calls: part of the Telediscount group, has on offer (rates per minute): India 5p. (land or mobile); US and Canada 0.5p; UK fixed lines 0.0; Uganda 5p. etc
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Check the Forthcoming Events section (Sun 29 Aug.) for details of the BB2 TV, hour long programme on relocating to Goa.

UK: If you are over 45 you may be interested to know that Boots are offering free cholesterol tests and advice in most stores up and down the UK. To find out more click here.

Donations/Subscriptions received: £30: Theo Pinto. £25: Olav Leitao. £20: Agnelo Moraes; Ben Vaz; Bonny Fernandes; Cliff Pereira; Cornel DaCosta; Fernanda Da Gama Rose (Kenya); Gail Braganza; Gerry Monteira; Gilu Fernandes; Hubert & Carmella De Souza; Joe Anthony De Souza; Lionel Vaz; Maqbool Chaudhri; Monica Pereira; Newton Carrasco; Ninette and Terence Maciel; PSL Fernandes Priscilla Fernandes; Ralph & Maria Alice Mascarenhas; Renita Fernandes; Rosy Rodrigues; Susan Rodrigues; Tina Dias; Ulric Pinto.


24 Aug. Cansaulim, Goa. FRANCISCO ANTONIO BARRETO (born 1910, ex-Kenya). Husband of Zemira. Father of Lulita/Joyce, Lester/Vanda, Larry/Imelda, Lavita/Tony, Lenny/Sonia. Brother of late Lucinda/late Bismark, Helen/late Antonio, late Olga, Crescencio, Ezekiel/Marie, Malaquias/late Alzira.

24 Aug: Chimbel, Goa. RAQUEL CAIADO E GONSALVES. Wife of late Jose. Mother of late Darius/late Jenny, Manuella/late Lourecinho (London), Nelson/Ivy, Xavier/late Leena, Fatima/Francis.

24 Aug, Goa. VERODIANA VICTORIA FERNANDES (ex-Tanga, Tanzania). Wife of Antonio Nascimento Fernandes. Mother of Pascal (Tanga), Joaquim, Daniel, Joseph(Juju), Bento & Maria. Funeral in Goa on Sun. 29 Aug. Condolences to

23 Aug. New York. DEOLINDA DESOUZA (ex- Loutolim, Goa). Wife of late Leopoldo. Mother of Melba, Angelo and Carlos. Mother in law of Shirley, Nargish and Mario.
Funeral on Wed. 25 Aug at 10.15. Details and condolences:

18 Aug. San Francisco. ERIC ROBERTS BOADITA. Husband of Loretta. Father of David. Brother of late Edwin/Phyllis (Dublin, Ireland), Wilfred/Juliet (Goa), Sarita (New Jersey), Cyril/Anita(Dubai, UAE),. Details at:

Nagoa, Goa, LUZIA NUNES. Wife of Pulqeurio. Mother of Regina/late Pascoal, Vincent, late Cyril, Elizabeth/Savio Fernandes (London).


UK: Competition: Luxury trip to the Far East for two. Orient-Express and Gulf Air are offering the chance to win a luxury trip to the Far East for two and travel on the Eastern & Oriental Express. No purchase necessary. Go to and answer the following question: Who was Vasco da Gama? a) French chef b) Portuguese explorer c) Chinese emperor. Closing date 8 Sept. 2004.

UK: Competition: Win a Sausage maker kit. No purchase necessary. Closes 30 Sept 2004. Details at


12 Aug. Times of India. India: Health Tourism. Brits make a beeline for Indian touch. The health sector in India has gone five-star to lure foreign clients and currency.

20 Aug. GoaCom News. Goan out-migration to the Middle East. Videoclip (5m:48s) by Clive D’Souza of part of the discussion at the Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Porvorim. The participants were Dr Fatima da Silva Gracias, Prof Ramola Antao, Prof Isabel Santa Rita Vas, Dr Zinia da Silva and Dr Carmo Souza. Check the link below. Out Migration.wvx

20 Aug. Indian Express. Politics may spoil Goa film festival plans.

20 Aug. Times of India. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's decision to tax the interest earned on bank deposits of non-resident Indians is not fair, Minister for Non-Resident Indian Affairs Jagdish Tytler said.

20 Aug. Times of India. The government has said that a single window clearance might be set up for NRIs and persons of Indian origin who wanted to invest in the country.

21 Aug. Times of India. Goa promises database on villages. It is the villages of Goa that lend its unique ambience. A database of the 370 villages on its people, heritage, way of life and the food habits is now planned.

21 Aug. Indian Express. The Goa police have filed a case of child abuse and molestation against a parish priest of Ribandar village. The matter came to light after social activist Aires Rodrigues, in a written complaint to Archbishop Filipe Neri Rodrigues, demanded action against the priest.
For a profile of Aires Rodrigues (ex-Canada & UK), see:

21 Aug. The Navhind Times. Final decision on Goa as Film Festival venue by Aug-end, says Centre.

22 Aug. GoaCom-GoaNow. Divar "Bonderam" Festival. Joel & Clive D'souza describe the scene and bring you more photographs from the Divar "Bonderam" Festival. Click here. For the GoaCom-GoaNow video clip, 7m:30s click here

23 Aug. Stray cattle a risk to motorists in Goa.

23 Aug. Times of India. The Navy's decision to impose restrictions on flights into Goa's only airport at Dabolim, has brought to the fore a tussle with Goa’s tourism industry.

23 Aug. Goa: Anti Smoking and Spitting enforcement. In the period from Sept. 2003 to Jun. 2004, Goa Police have booked 7538 cases under the Goa Prohibition of Smoking and Spitting Act.

23 Aug. Times of India. Nerves of steel for next Olympics. The 2008 Beijing games have contributed to an increased demand of iron ore from Goa.

23 Aug. Navhind Times. Campaign against wife-beating. Over a hundred women gathered in Siolim on August 22 to discuss strategies to stop wife-beating in villages. The campaign was announced on March 8, when the International Women's Day was kick-started in Siolim.

24 Aug. The Deccan Herald. Molestation charges in sacred portals. By Devika Sequeira. Excerpts: The Catholic Church in Goa has come under fire for overlooking charges of misconduct by the clergy. The Police have filed charges against Fr Newton Rodrigues of Ribandar but there are fears that the arrest of the priest could trigger a communal situation.
The Church’s pedantic attitude has helped little. “It has refused to take cognisance of our complaint against the priest, even though I met the Bishop personally,” says activist lawyer Aires Rodrigues, a resident of the area who is spearheading a campaign that has angered the church.
“The law must be equal whether the charges are brought against a priest or anyone else.,” says social activist and councillor, Auda Viegas who heads Bailancho Ekvott, a women’s organisation.

24 Aug. The Economic Times. Goa resorts look for smooth blends to widen service. Excerpt: Aiming to achieve an ideal blend of domestic segment and charter tourism, which is poised for a big leap for the second consecutive season, Goa's five star resorts are busy diversifying their products with a lot of add-ons. 775 words.

25 Aug. Exotic dancers from Ukraine enthral Goa tourists. Ukranian fur dancers are the latest hit in tourist state Goa.

25 Aug. Indian Express. Goa Archbishop told to scan all churches. Even as molestation charges levelled against a priest in Ribander continue to raise a political storm here, Archbishop of Goa Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrao has been urged to order an independent inquiry into similar incidents of ''sexual impropriety'' reported from other churches.

26 Aug. Govt. of India. Press Release. World’s first Sky Bus set in motion.

26 Aug. CIOL. Headline: Tourist hub to harbor Wipro facility. Excerpt: In an attempt to uplift their sagging IT industry, Goan government offers major chunk of the 50-acre land earmarked for Hi-Tech Habitat project to Wipro. Full text at: For a profile of Wipro see:


17 Aug, The Independent. UK: 'TV either ignores Asians or casts them in stereotypical roles'
The media divided Asians into two camps; either miserable folk being forced into loveless marriages or billionaires who had come to Britain with nothing and had now made a fortune.

19 Aug. The Daily Star. James D’Silva, Madonna’s fitness guru – another photograph and article.

20 Aug. Financial Times. ‘A mango is like nothing else' By Madhur Jaffrey. The ‘King of Fruit' evokes happy childhood memories and still provides the ultimate sweet, juicy treat. The Alphonso, from the area surrounding the once-Portuguese Goan coast, was much desired for its more exotic combination of sweet flavour and dense texture. 1698 words.

21 Aug. Daily Telegraph has five feature articles on alleged child sex abuser Duncan Grant who is currently in Tanzania.
1. He showered the children with gifts. Nike trainers, Ray-Bans, Walkmans, you name it. Excerpt: In 1998 the first questions began to be raised about the Anchorage shelters, which were managed by William D'Souza. That year a 14-year-old street boy from the Anchorage shelter was discovered in a hotel in Goa where he was being sexually abused by a German teacher who was later convicted and jailed for six years... For full text click here.
2. The 'saviour' of street children wanted on sex abuse charges. Click here.
3. My way is old-fashioned . . . I believe in military discipline. Click here.
4. Concerns were raised by students on Jesuit gap-year project. Click here.
5. Why I had to resign as patron, by Felicity Kendal. Click here.
Also: 22 Aug. Sydney Morning Herald. Star helps to expose child refuge sex abuse.

21 Aug. The Age (Melbourne). Headline: Springvale home to World Goa Day celebrations. By Dewi Cooke. Springvale, a melting pot of cultures and heritage today will be the site of celebrations for Melbourne's Goan population.
As part of World Goa Day, the Springvale Town Hall will be host to a dinner and dance, celebrating the Portuguese-Indian heritage of many in this small community. Tickets for the event are sold out but for more details on Melbourne's Goans, go to:

22 Aug. BBC News. The Manic Street Preachers have written an emotional tribute to missing guitarist Richey Edwards on their new album. His family have flown off to Goa in India and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands to check out reported sightings.

22 Aug. The Express on Sunday (UK). Feature travel article, 1701 words, on Goa by Biddu. Excerpts: Goa has long been one of India's most seductive tourist destinations but what do Indians themselves love about it? Top Indian musician BIDDU, Seventies disco star turned coolest of the 'chill-out' composers, presents a unique guide to this jewel of India's south-west coast. Excerpts: Goa is a soft landing for the reality of India…One of the best things about Goa is the churches… young Israelis who were there to eradicate from their minds the horrors of army life… For a profile on Biddu see

23 Aug. Crawley Today. Richard Thomas, landlord of the Plough pub in Crawley, (Surrey), is delighted to have won a holiday to Goa after his pub took part in a Greene King IPA 'A Taste of India' campaign.

23 Aug. Publico (Portugal). Fifteen thousand Indians wait for Portuguese Nationality.
More than half of these cases are illegal, with applicants having stolen the identities of dead people. According to Portuguese authorities, England is the preferential destination of many of the illegal immigrants. 882 words. For the Portuguese original, click here. For a machine translation, click here. How much it costs for each false document? 144 words. For machine translation, click here.
For other Press reports on Portuguese Nationality see,

24 Aug. Europa Press (article in Spanish) Preparativos para la muestra de las reliquias de San Francisco Javier en el próximo otoño en Goa. 542 words.

TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA. VOL 5; NUMB 3 (2004) pp. 272-288. Goa Trance and the Practice of Community in the Age of the Internet. By Elliott, L.

24 Aug. The Guardian (Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania). Briton says sexual allegations vendetta. Paedophile allegations against a British national Duncan Grant (61), currently running three shelters for street children in Tanzania are the ‘hard work’ of an Indian rival who was caught locked in a room with a 15 –year-old boy in Bombay about three years ago, The Guardian has learnt.

25 Aug. Daily Mail (UK). Aliya Knightley, daughter of the distinguished journalist Philip Knightley, is a model and property developer. She has two daughters, Maria, four, and Chiara, two. She says, “We also have a one-bed flat in Sydney and I spend at least six weeks to two months a year at my parents' holiday home in Goa, because the girls love it so much.”


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun. 29 Aug Parra Social. St Mary Magdalen's Hall, Huguenot Place, Wandsworth Common, SW18. Alfie Rebello 020 8337 8022, Raymond Lobo 020 8654 0268.

Sun 29 Aug. 4.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex

Sun 29 Aug, TV Programme. 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 60mins. BBC2. Get a New Life. Jo and Trevor Whyley want to swap Birmingham for a more tropical paradise - in Goa. Builder Trevor is dreaming of retirement, but office manager Jo has other ideas - she wants to set up a guesthouse. But can she cut through Indian bureaucracy and get it done in their trial month? It's a hard task. Will it all prove too much for Jo?

Mon. 30 Aug. G.O.A. SPORTS DAY at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon. Followed by free disco until 10 pm. Chief Guest: Seraphino Antao. Parents please bring your children in time for the start of the races. For offers of help: Peter Rodrigues 020 - 8399 4883. For stall applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457. For a profile of Antao see: [Don’t forget to visit the Goan Voice UK stall! ]

Sun. 12 Sep. TROOK TOURNAMENT at the ATC Hall, South Wimbledon. Contacts: Jacinto Fernandes 020 - 8542 5427. Diego Pinto 020 - 8767 0663.

Sun. 12 Sep. Feast of Mount Mary at St Agnes Catholic Church, 35 Cricklewood Lane, London NW2 1HR. Mass at 12:00 noon followed by Social with the “Jolly Boys” in attendance. Contact Zeferin Silveira 020 8795 1256 / 4796 0023 696 OR Tony Gonsalves 020 8795 1121 /0771 1681 473.

Mon. 13 Sep. to Fri. 17 Sep. 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. 5 day Evangelistic and Healing Retreat. Led by Fr Augustine Vallooran VC of Potta. St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, Lambeth Road (opp Imperial War Museum), London SE1. Call, after 6.30 pm 020 8472 3967 or 020 8286 0203.

Sun. 26 Sep. Feast of St Jacinto. St Michael’s Hall, 37 Bounds Green Road, London N22 8HE. Mass at 1.30 followed by social gathering with Nite Life in attendance. Tickets – Adults: £8; 12-16: £4; 3-11: £2. For tickets contact Regina 020 8808 7091; Felicity 020 8245 4897; Agnelo 020 8577 8528.

Sun. 26 Sep. 4.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex


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