Newsletter. Issue 2004-04. January 29, 2004
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23 Jan. The Sentinel. February 2: Keele Concerts. Eleftheria Kotzia and Patricia Rozario, guitar and voice recital, Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, Keele University, 8pm. Tickets 01782 717058.


27 Jan. Mississauga, Canada. MARGARIDA (Maggie) REMEDIOS. (aged 79, ex-Mombasa). Wife of John. Mother of Aurora (Joe), Joey (Lucia), Felix (Yvonne), Tony (Ranji), Xavier (Lynn), Rita (Harry), Tim (Rhonda), Laura (Tony), Lorraine (John) and the late Matthew and his wife Rita. Grandmother of 16 grandchildren. Sister of Ursula Pereira, Francis Lobo and the late Cajetan Lobo. Condolences to Tim & Rhonda, or Felix & Yvonne,
The viewing is at "Skinner and Middlebrook" 128 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, on Friday 30th Jan at 2-4pm and again at 7-9pm. The funeral will be at 10.30am on Sat. 31 Jan. at St Christopher's Church, 1171 Clarkson Road in Mississauga, 905-822-1171

25 Jan. Arusha, Tanzania. Mrs CECILIA D'SOUZA. (aged 95, nee D’Souza, ex Mombasa and Arusha). Wife of the late Alex D'Souza. Mother of Anita Travas ( Arusha), Alfie (UK), Freddie D'Souza ( UK) and Edgar (Scotland/Spain). Condolences to: Anita or Alfie & Freddy, or Edgar

25 Jan. Arusha, Tanzania. ERIC GOMES (aged 23 of injuries sustained from a motor accident). Son of Maria (ex-Nakuru) and Iggy (ex-Tanga). Brother of Zulehka Yusuf (Elsa) & Nelson Gomes. Condolences to

24 Jan. Kitchener, Canada. BEATRIZ ANNUNCIACION PINTO. Wife of the late Nicholas Pinto (1994). Mother of Allan (Imelda), Mario (Deirdre), Sheila (Eustace DeSouza), and Donald (Anita).


24 Jan. The Daily Telegraph. The price of a holiday to India is expected to fall by hundreds of pounds this year, following a decision by the Indian government to scrap a surcharge on holidaymakers and encourage charter flights. Several tour operators, including Somak Holidays, Kuoni and Travelpack, are planning to add charter flights from Gatwick to Delhi and to Ahmedabad. Ash Sofat, chief executive of Somak, said that his company expects to offer seven nights in Goa from pounds £399.

24 Jan. Daily Mirror. Seven nights at the three-star Resorte De Tio Carmino in Goa, on a bed and breakfast basis, costs £349 per person for departures on January 31. Cheapholidaydeals:


24 Jan. Herald. The four-day Carnival festivities in Panjim are scheduled to begin on February 21.

25 Jan. Navhind Times. A recent Goa Tourism delegation to Portugal evinced keen interest from Portuguese tour operators. They favour direct charter flights to Goa.

25 Jan. Times of India. Preserving architecture in unique Goan museum. A museum of houses of Goa has been established at the sleepy hamlet of Salvador-do Mundo. See:

25 Jan. Deccan Herald. Goan implicates govt officials in kidney transplant complaint transplant racket.

25 Jan. The Hindu. Headline: Our double standards? Excerpts: Goa is India's cosmopolitanism at its best: Portuguese and Indian cultures happily co-exist, as do church and temple. Foreigners come in droves. Yet on Christmas Eve, a mob of 150 people, escorted by two policemen (for the mob's protection!) went to the Anjuna-Chapora beach belt to ask certain restaurants and shops to close down. Why? Because their owners were of foreign origin. No matter that the "foreigners" were people with the requisite permissions.
This agitation had the blessings of local politicians. The CM of Goa, the BJP's Manohar Parrikar, it is said, also shares this narrow view. Obviously, local resentments of "foreigners" will continue. If we shut doors, we will have doors shut in our face as well. And, then, all our brilliant POIs and NRI will no longer make news. See:

26 Jan. Times of India. Goans oppose foreigners running shacks. See:

27 Jan. Mid-Day (Mumbai). Osho Fest in Goa. Osho lovers from the world over will arrive in Goa for a month-long festival beginning February 1.

28 Jan. Navhind Times. A 22-year-old Swede national was gang-raped on the Vagator hillock by a gang of three unknown persons on Jan. 25 at knifepoint. See: See also:


25 Jan. Contra Costa Times. (California), Bookstore discussion: 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St., Pleasanton. 925-846-8826. The book to be discussed is "A Girl From Zanzibar," by Roger King (Books & Co., 320 pages, $14.95). The girl in question - the beautiful and smart Marcella D'Souza, a Goan Indian Portuguese Arab African of Catholic Moslem parentage - doesn't stay in Zanzibar. She also takes us to London and Vermont. For Marcella, life is a constant immigration. See:

25 Jan. Channel NewsAsia (Singapore). Gamblers who visit casinos in Goa will now need to carry an extra US$4. The state government has recently announced its decision to levy an entry fee on all casinos in the state. Presently Goa has six casinos and each of them is fitted with twenty to thirty electronic slot machines. According to industry data, each casino does a business of around US$80,000 per month. For full text click here

26 Jan. Lochaber News (Scotland). Helen Finlayson (17) from Corpach is going to work in an orphanage in Goa for a few months. The Christian Fellowship in Fort William has links with Goa and has previously sent a donation to pay for bicycles. See:

26 Jan. Gulf Daily News (Bahrain). 39-year-old Luis Rodrigues received his first prize of two return air tickets to any Gulf Air destination and $2,500 in cash. Mr Rodrigues, who works as a seaman for Al Jazira Shipping Company, hopes to use the air tickets to visit relatives in Portugal and send the cash prize to his mother in Panaji, Goa. See:

28 Jan. The New York Times. On Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Floyd Cardoz, the chef at Tabla,
11 Madison Avenue (25th Street), will give a class on the cooking of Goa at the restaurant. Each class is $85, which includes tastes with beer and wine: (212) 889-0667.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Fri. 30 Jan: YLGS (Young London Goans Society) MONTHLY MEET UP: 6pm till 3am. Free membership [18+] at WAX BAR, 4 Winsley Street, London, W1N 7AR Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus. New Members Welcome! For more Info, Contact: Alison 07799 586793 or

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

Sun 28 Mar. 4pm - 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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