Newsletter. Issue 2004-08. February 26, 2004
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19 July. Daily News Tribune. (Waltham, Mass.). Fiona Figueiredo has won a Community service award for her crusade to help the homeless. Fiona,, was born in Kampala, married the late Ivo Figueiredo (ex-Nairobi) and immigrated to Boston. For a brief bio and the full text of the article click here.

23 Feb. Hamilton Spectator (Ontario, Canada). With the help of the Catholic Women's League Joan Faria is collecting signatures urging the government to take steps to protect the elderly living in nursing homes. "I was always taught that talk is cheap, you have to make a difference," said Faria.

Sandra Correa of Hamilton laments that Western society doesn't revere the elderly like her Indian culture. "Our tradition has always been to deeply respect the elderly. It grieves me so much to see or hear stories of abuse. It shouldn't happen in any country." When asked what is missing in our treatment of seniors, Correa's mother, Betty D'Souza, answered simply: "love." For more information on the petition, call Joan Faria at 905-387-4451. For full text, click here.

Sandra Correa and Betty D'Souza are ex-Uganda. For a brief background of the family click here.

Seraphino Antao, heads off to Nairobi on 26 Feb 2004 for two weeks and he hopes to visit other parts of Kenya. His flight is being sponsored by Kenya Airways as the main purpose of his visit is to meet officials of Athletics Kenya. For a brief bio. and a report of his previous visit see:

20 Feb. Lincolnshire Echo. Soprano Patricia Rozario will sing, accompanied by her husband Mark Troop, at the civic suite in the North Kesteven District Council offices, Eastgate, Sleaford. The show, arranged by Sleaford Music Club, will be held on Friday, March 12, from 7.30pm.

27 Feb. Croydon Guardian. Dr Agnelo Fernandes, a Thornton Heath GP was rewarded for his services to medicine and healthcare when he received an MBE from the Queen last week. He is also involved in teaching and training doctors as well contributing to the modernisation of the NHS. For full text click here.

27 Feb. Redhill & Reigate Life. Hockey. Reigate Priory 4; Goan 1. Reigate Priory have moved closer to a return to the regional leagues with an unconvincing display against a feisty Goan team. For full text click here.

Roland Saldanha has just opened a Fish Bargain Warehouse at 32 Acre Lane, Brixton, London SW2 5SG. Tel. 020 7095 9343. It has wall to wall upright freezers crammed with fish like Indian mackerel, kingfish, tilapia, butterfish, sardines, shark, prawns, crabs, etc. etc. Well worth a visit. Park at Tesco opposite.


25 Feb: Margao, Goa: ANTONIO FILIP RICARDO RODRIGUES. Husband of Joaquina. Father of Vency/Xavier (London), Ivy/Joseph (Africa), Sharon, Lavina and John. Brother of late Joanita/Edmund.

22 Feb. Anjuna, Goa. AUBREY ALZINO HYGINO RODRIGUES BOCARRO (BIJANO) (Ex- East African Railway, Mombasa/Eldoret). Husband of Clara. Father of Bismarck/Josephine, Dena/Felix, Erwin/Paulina. Brother of Late Ermila, Argentina & Zelia. Condolences to

21 Feb: Saligao: CAMILO VAS . Husband of late Romaldina. Father of Menino/Roseline (Canada), Joaquim/Doris (UK) and Marcus/Sharmila. Brother of Maggie.

20 Feb. London. CONSTANCIO GONSALVES (Ex-Mombasa). Husband of Maria Cezarina. Father of Monica (Zurich), Agnelo/Cindy, Angelo, Attley/Rohnda, Flavia/Lawrence Mussio (Toronto), Perpetua/Jeff Thornton, Anna/Chris Gillespie, Assis, Alfred/Michelle. Grandfather to Sharon, Scott, Christina, Natalie, Andrew, Tania, Katya Marion and Nicholas.
Funeral on Friday, 27 Feb. at 12 noon, St John Vianney Church, West Green Rd, London N15. (Free parking in Resident bays only on Vincent Road, left side of Church from 11am onwards). Burial at New Southgate cemetery, Brunswick Park Road, London N11 Condolences to

18 Feb. Myrtle Beach, S.Carolina. LEO PASCOAL DESOUZA . (Ex Tanga, Mbeya, Dar.). Brother to: Lena/late Zachary Luis Emily/Tony Gomes Agnelo/Stella

15 Feb. Toronto, Canada. CARLOS COELHO (aged 84, ex-Nairobi and Uganda). Husband of the late Visilia. Father of Donald & Enid Coelho, Sandra & Gwynne D'Mello, Yolanda & Edwin D'Silva, Matilda & Malcolm Vaz, Melba & Nick Kazmi, Tania & Edgar De Souza. He also has several grandchildren and one great grandchild. Brother of Jane, Teddy, Thomas and Reggie. He died peacefully in Goa whilst on holiday.
Funeral to be held on Friday, 27th February, 2004, 11:00 am at St. Mathews Roman Catholic Church, 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville; and interment at Glen Oaks Cemetery, Oakville. Condolences to


Marks & Spencers has an offer The Goan Meal consisting of three little pots: Chicken Xacutti, Konkani potatoes and lemon rice. Special price: £3.99. Normally £4.99

Christies Auction: New York: 25 Mar. 2004. Sale 1355.
Lot 186. An Ivory Figure of Christ. Goa, 18th/19th Century. Very finely carved. 26.6 cm. high. Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.
Lot 188 An Ivory Figure of Our Lady. Goa, 17th Century. Well carved. 22.8 cm. high. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. For full text click here.


21 Feb. Birmingham Post. Goa: American Express (0870 600 1060) offers seven nights' B&B at three-star Majorda Beach Hotel for £779, ex-London Mar 20.
Goa: Jewel in the Crown (01293 533338) offers 14-nights' B&B at two-star resort in Anjuna in Northern Goa for £449, saving £50, ex-Gatwick Mar 18. Package, incl transfers, ideal for ageing hippies.

22 Feb. Sunday People. Goa, (7 nts, b/b), March 13, Gatwick, pounds 455, Odyssey (0870 429 4242).


Tetley's tea promotion at Tesco stores. Win a holiday in Goa for two. Closing date 31 March 2004. Proof of purchase required.


Check out Audio-Video News for Joel's VIDEO CLIP of the Panjim Carnival Float Parade.

19 Feb. Deccan Herald. Parrikar's ‘advisors' cost Goa a packet.. Just the salary bill of 15 advisors-at-large and consultants appointed by the Goa chief minister, is costing the state over Rs 50 lakh a month. By Devika Sequeira. See:

21 Feb. Gomantak Times. Inspections carried out by teams of health department in the State have revealed that 140 restaurants in Mormugao, 121 in Margao, and 65 in Panaji have violated health norms.

22 Feb. Indian Express. Four years ago the River Princess, a 20,000-tonne ship ran aground a prime tourist beach in Goa. It has deformed the coastline it's an environmental disaster waiting to happen. But it sits as both Government and the owner couldn't care less. ‘We talk about it in England,'' says Peter Hunter, a cabbie on an annual break. ‘‘I hope to see it next year.'' See:

22 Feb. Gomantak Times. Carol Killinary, a 63-year-old UK national underwent pioneering orthopaedic surgery at the Apollo NUSI in Goa. The cost of the 9 hour operation was about £3,000. The UK price would have been £15,000.

24 Feb. Sify News. A three-year-old HIV Positive girl living in an orphanage in Panaji has been adopted by an Indian couple presently settled in Florida in the US.

24 Feb. Gomantak Times. The International Film Festival Goa will be held between 29 Nov. and 9 Dec. 2004.

25 Feb, The Telegraph (Calcutta). By Frederick Noronha. Singer Remo Fernandes is seething against “intellectually bankrupt” audiences in India. For full text click here.

25 Feb. Times of India. Headline: Leopards prefer to live in Goa. With several incidents of leopards stalking human habitation, feline power is on the loose. See:

26 Feb. Navhind Times. The Mandovi to get new four-lane bridge parallel to the two existing bridges. It will cross the river at Ribandar Patto. See:

26 Feb. Indian Express. Three Daman residents do vanishing act in Portugal. The three, who went to Coimbra as part of an official civic delegation, fail to return. See:

26 Feb. Economic Times. The annual colourful carnival may well have been over, but the tiny state of Goa is gearing up to unfold the ridiculous dimensions of electoral carnival. See:


20 Feb. The Daily Telegraph. Jack Temple, who has died aged 86, was a self-styled "homeopathic dowser healer" at West Byfleet, Surrey, whose clients included Diana, Princess of Wales, the Duchess of York, the model Jerry Hall, and the Prime Minister's wife, Cherie Booth. Away from the clinic, Temple used his dowsing pendulum to help him to choose the right foods when visiting his local supermarket. The pendulum also took him as far afield as Nepal, Goa, Malaysia and Israel in search of plant and fossil specimens for his potions. For full text click here.

20 Feb. Yahoo News. Goa is planning to promote its Virgin Islands as the country's major adventure tourism spot.

21 Feb. The Times. It's warm, and labour's cheap and respectful, so why not outsource British pensioners to the subcontinent, asks Deborah Moggach.

22 Feb, Straits Times. Football. There were bad signs before Singapore's 0-1 World Cup qualifier loss to India in Goa on Wednesday. First, the match announcer introduced the two teams as India and Pakistan. Then, another tune was played instead of the Singapore national anthem.

24 Feb. BBC News. Headline: Russia warms up to an Indian winter. Excerpts: Goa has become a mainstream holiday destination for Russia's middle class… For many young Russians, the Indian love affair could be the start of the equivalent of the '60s in the West - the time when people strove for full freedom from the constraints of traditional society. They head for Full Moon raves in northern Goa, naturists' communities in Pondicherry and self-proclaimed gurus in the Himalayas. For full text, 385 words, see

25 Feb. The Daily Star (Bangladesh). In Goa, anyone who have passed higher secondary exams can get a PC from the government by just showing his certificate along with Rs 1000.

1 Mar. Time. Football. Accusations of match-fixing in Goa has led to the suspension of four clubs.,13673,501040301-593615,00.html


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sat 28 Feb. YLGS . Goan Idol II - Karaoke/Disco

Sun 29 Feb. 4pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass . Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex.

Sun. 28 Mar. G.O.A. FAMILY DAY at Archbishop Lanfranc School.

Sun 28 Mar. 4pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass . Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex.


Mon. 12 Apr. 3 pm. Konkani Dramatic Association presents a Musical Show "Ekvott". Play written by Albert de Varca and music written by Tony D'Mello. First Performance, Saint Monica's Hall, Palmers Green, North London. For Tickets and further information contact: Judy Fernandez – 0208763 2606, Domacian Moniz - 02083761609.

Sat. 24 Apr. YLGS. School Disco

Sun. 25 Apr. Ex-students Reunion. Nairobi Catholic Parochial and St Teresa's Schools . Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees Grove, Streatham. Mass at 1 pm followed by Social. Band Maz & Co. For tickets call Norma 020 8771 4457 Crescent 020 8952 0435 Tonyjo 01895 259947 Aires 020 8488 0194.


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