Newsletter. Issue 2004-24. Jul 01, 2004
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Congratulations to Anne Marie Barretto, aged 18, one of the 12 finalists of the Miss GB contest. A glittering crowning ceremony was held at Cafe de Paris in London on Monday 28 June 2004. Anne Marie was placed fourth. She is the daughter of Cajetan & Claire of Enfield, Middlesex. (ex Nairobi). More photographs at

Double congratulations to Aileen Gonsalves. Firstly, she wrote an afternoon play for Radio 4 called Church Ladies. It is a story about two Goan grandmothers in their church choir in Croydon, Surrey, UK. The play was broadcast on Thursday June 24th at 2.15pm -3.00pm. The announcement was made on the Goan Voice website.
Secondly, Aileen Gonsalves got married last Saturday. Aileen Gonsalves' photo and bio are at

17 Jun. Harrow Times. Fears grow over missing woman. Karen Fernandes, 40, was admitted to Northwick Park Hospital but has since gone missing. She needs medication and her family fear for her. Karen has black curly shoulder length hair which has grey streaks in it. She is 5ft 7ins and was wearing a turquoise jumper with a plain beige skirt and was carrying a white and beige handbag. She was also wearing flat black shoes. If anyone has any information, please telephone 020 8733 4335. Full text, 235 words click here.

30 Jun. The Guardian. Excerpts: Martina Navratilova renewed her improbable partnership with Leander Paes, the dashing Goan and enjoyed a cheerfully eccentric mixed doubles success…it is the partnership which has an unusual chemistry. Navratilova is often a tense and occasionally an anxious player. Paes certainly is not. 375 words.,14530,1250379,00.html
In an Indian Express article, Leander Paes described his Goa links "Grandpa actually designed this home [in Velim] for us. He was quite a man. He came over from Arusha, in Tanzania. He was a great doctor and when the Indians were asked to leave from there, he got a boat with his brother and sailed to Goa." See:

27 Jun. Independent On Sunday. All praise be to Gilles Peterson for unearthing another set of forgotten masterpieces of British jazz from the '60s to the '70s. Semi-melancholic gems includes Goan guitarist Amancio D'Silva's very chilled out "A Street In Bombay. Absolutely unmissable.
[For the Guardian obituary of Amancio D'Silva see:


29 Jun. Vagator, Goa. ALEIXO MARIANO DE SOUZA (ex-Nairobi). Husband of Angelina. Father of Michael, Antoneta/Andrew (USA), Teophila. Grandfather of Raisa; Son/Son-in-law of late Domingo Laurence/late Ana Amalia, late Minguel Caridade/late Regina. Brother/brother-in-law of Fagundo/late Rosy, Satira/late Antonio, bro-in-law of Martha/late Francis (UK), late Victor/Lourdes, late Diago/Maria. Uncle of Joseph & Alexander, Daisy & Lawrence, Agnelo and Fermino (UK), Gerald, Glenn, Godfrey (Canada), Fabian & Karen (Australia).

29 Jun. Mapusa, Goa. LUIS C PAIS. Husband of late Elizabeth. Father of Jack/Valerie (Toronto), Anne/late Daniel Daley (London) and Charles/Yvette. Grandfather of Danford, Daniel, Thomas, Jonathan and Jayden. Brother of late Santan/Lily (London).

27 Jun. Canada. JUSTINE FERNANDES. Wife of Francis Fernandes. Mother of Theresa/Benny Fernandes (Sweden), Tina/Justin Sequeira (Canada), Effie/Sisinio D'Souza (Canada). Grandmother of Sirikitt Fernandes (Sweden), Shaun Sequeira (Canada), Avril Sequeira (Canada), Brendon Sequeira (Canada), Samantha D'Souza (Canada). Sister of Henry D'Souza/Antoinet (UK), Bonnie D'Souza (UK), Philu Rodrigues (Goa), Lia Rodrigues (Bombay); Viewing Tuesday 29/6 at Scotts funeral home, 6 pm to 9 pm. Mass at Christ the King at 9.30 am 30/6. Funeral at Assumption Cemetery. Tomkin/Derry.

27 Jun. Bastora, Goa. DR JOSE RANGEL. Husband of Filomena Barreto Rangel. Father of Jaime/Amelia, late Victor, late Rowena, Nadia/Lester Pinto, Natasha.

27 Jun. Margao, Goa. ANTONETA CRISPIN VITAL FERNANDES. Wife of Gonsal Botelho. Mother of Alfredo/Gloria(UK), Guilhermina/Alex Estrocio, Milagrina/ Santan, Bras Botelho and Socorinha.

25 Jun. Nerul, Goa. CONRAD BAPTISTA PINTO. Husband of late Stella. Father of Valerio/Theresa (UK), Herman/Alice(Sydney), Cedric/Maureen(Sydney), Marietta/Thomas Fernandes.

26 Jun. London. LEO HILARY MONTEIRO (ex-Mombasa). Husband of Liseth (nee Alphonso). Father of Mark and Malcolm. Son of Joaquim & Maria Monteiro. Brother of Celine, Teresa, Francis and late Maggie.
Funeral on Fri. 2 July at 1.00pm at St. Anthony's R.C Church, 4 Genoa Road, Penge, London SE20 8ES. Cremation at 2.30pm at Thornton Heath/Mitcham - East Chapel, Thornton Road, T. Heath, Surrey. Those wishing to pay their last respect can go to the funeral parlour on Thursday from 9am to 5pm at Co-Op Funeral Services, 13 High Street, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0LP Tel: 020 8777 2064. Condolences to

17 Jun. Aldona, Goa. VICTORIA LEANORA RODRIGUES. Wife of Joseph. Mother of Rochelle /Melville Fernandes (Kuwait). Sister of: Damaciano/Yvonne (U.K), Bernadine/John (Kuwait), Maria/Remy (Bahrain/Goa), Rita/Johnny (Bahrain), Lina/Lawrie (Goa/Kuwait).

17 Jun. Nairobi, Kenya. VALERIE NUNES (born 1965). Daughter of Dolly and Richard. Sister of Vanessa/ Charles De Souza. Condolences to


Auction 9 July 2004 at 10.30am Lot No 300 A 19th century oriental carved ivory figure, possibly Goanese, of St John the Baptist wearing a fur cloak and sleeping on a bed of ivy leaves, 4cm high, 15cm long, 6cm diameter Estimate:£200 to £300
Sale Details :Dreweatt Neate Tunbridge Wells Salerooms , The Auction Hall, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QL


Another chance to win an exotic holiday in Goa. Channel 4 in association with Rubicon Exotic Juice Drinks are giving away a holiday for two people, to sun drenched, mango packed Goa. The prize includes return flights from the UK to India, 7 nights self catering accommodation at The Palolem Paradise Beach Resort in Goa and even £150 spending money. Closing date 30 June 2004. No purchase necessary. For Online entry click here.


21 Jun. Times of India. Headline: Comics come of age. Excerpt: Writer Jerry Pinto, who is working on comic versions of four Goan stories with artist Pria Agni for a forthcoming anthology on Goa, says that regardless of the medium of a story, the basic elements remain constant. Graphic storytelling, Pinto says, is not a new invention in India: the patachitras or painted cloths which storytellers would use while recounting a tale or the frescos depicting the Jataka Tales at Ajanta are evidence of a long tradition.

23 Jun. Indian Express. The Police have arrested two Nigerian drug pushers, David Johnson (28) and Olozide alias Lucas Two (29). Johnson and Two, both gigolos — their customers were mostly middle-aged women tourists in Goa — had a reputation of supplying only the purest cocaine.

26 Jun. The Statesman. Panic buttons have been pressed in India after a British tourist who had been travelling in India last year had died in the United Kingdom from Legionnaire's Disease, a very rare communicable disease, hitherto unknown to India. He had come to India in November 2003 and visited Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Goa.

27 Jun. Sunday Express. P K Rai was making a video documentary of Goa’s Governor Sahni at his request. He was filming the Governor in his office but was asked to leave when four people came to visit the Governor. He forgot his video camera in the room which had been switched off. He returned the next day for it and joked that he had left it behind to “record the Governor’s activities.’’ He was asked to hand the tape and being unable to do so was arrested for ‘impersonating’ to gain entry into the Goa Governor’s palace. Now there are calls for the removal of the Goa Governor.
28 Jun. Indian Express. Cong says Sahni must go, Left wants Goa Raj Bhavan incident probed by Centre.
29 Jun. Indian Express. Goa Assembly turns on Governor heat.

28 Jun. Navhind Times. Hewlett Packard has announced the launch of a PC notebook, Compaq Presario P2514 in India for under Rs40.000.

29 Jun. Times of India. Skybus: The Konkan Railway project, which uses lightweight elevated coaches, has been put in cold storage after question marks on its technological feasibility.

30 Jun. The Hindu. Beyond the class menagerie: profile of Wendell Rodricks, Fashion Designer. 784 words.

1 July. Navhind Times. The Cidade de Goa will play hosts to The Yale Whiffenpoofs - one of the premier A Capella singing groups from the United States.


Conde Nast Traveller 2004 Hot list of the 30 hottest bars in the world. One in the UK, one in Canada, none in Australia but one in India – in Goa – Congo of Candolim. Check out the list and description at

21 Jun. The Peninsula. Simon D’Silva, president of the Goan Welfare Association, has been appointed the Qatar representative of the NRI-Goa Facilitation Centre. For text and photo click here.

22 Jun. The Nation (Nairobi). The Kamani family of Kenya linked to Colin Flynn a Briton is behind the Sh7 billion tender scandals and has built a business empire spanning three continents. Their company, Unicorn Holdings Ltd, based in the UK and Kenya, has dealings with the world-famous Radisson Hotels and Resorts. It also owns the Hotelier Hospitality Academy in Goa. Radisson White Sands Resort, Goa, was the first property of the joint venture. The business empire plans to launch an exclusive hospitality academy in Goa to train professionals in the hospitality industry from all over the world. See:

23 Jun. Business Times (Singapore). William Britto, chairman of Chances Casino and Club in Goa, India, operates the only casino in India. He acknowledges the dangers of gambling and says he tries to steer locals away from his casino. 'We have a special counselling unit to identify local people who are likely to be compulsive gamblers. We target the tourists because when you are a tourist, there is a tendency to spend to enjoy yourself. 'After you return home, you go back to your normal routine,' said Mr Britto.,4567,120479,00.html

24 Jun. South Wales Evening Post. Headline: Zeta's goa-ing. Text: Swansea star Catherine Zeta Jones will make an appearance at the 2004 International Film Festival of India, it has been announced. The 34-year-old actress will be guest of honour at the event, dubbed the Indian Cannes, held in Goa this November.

26 Jun. Berner Zeitung (Switzerland). [Article in German about the keen interest in Goa on the Portuguese fortunes in the Euro 2004 championship. 426 words. For the German article click here For a machine translation click here.
20 Jun. Indian Express. Headline: Euro rolls in Portugal, Goans have a ball. [The regulars at Club Vasco da Gama in Panjim rejoice at Portugal’s progress in the Euro 2004 championship] 791 words.

27 Jun. People (UK) Headline: Holiday Hot Spots - Score a golden Goa. [Travel article, 823 words]. Excerpt: “Apart from the woven palm leaf beach shacks there is hardly any sign of civilisation.”

27 Jun. The Oregonian (USA). Alisha Kabadi, 13, wears bluejeans and T-shirts to Oregon Episcopal School, where she is a straight-A student, and falls asleep listening to mouthy rapper Eminem on her boombox. Her parents Ashok and Leena are from Goa and moved to the Bethany area of Washington County in 1985. They want their only daughter to know something about her heritage so Alisha is now learning traditional Indian dancing. 1808 words.

29 Jun. Hindustan Times. The British Medical Association (BMA) indicts NHS (National Health Service) of being an institutionally racist organisation". Over 30 per cent of doctors in the NHS are Asians, majority being of Indian-origin.,00430005.htm

29 Jun. Bristol Evening Post. Ted Moreman aged 81, has spent the last four years fund-raising for street children in Goa. Ted is trying to raise £10,000 to fund one of 10 chalets being built to create a village for the children. If you would like to book a talk by Ted, contact him on 932 4098, or if you would like to donate some money, please send a cheque made out to El Shaddai TMC to 5 Sheridan Way, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS30 9UE. 347 words. Click here.

29 Jun. The Peninsula. CHN University based in Holland is planning to set up three branch campuses in India next year, in Delhi, Pune and Goa. They will be supervised by the Doha Campus of the University. For full text click here.

30 Jun. GG2.Net (UK). Headline: Portuguese legacy in Goa violently questioned. Excerpt: Controversy has erupted in Goa after some Hindus went on the rampage, smashing plaques written in Portuguese, the language of the former colonial rulers. The activists used sledgehammers to destroy nameplates that bore Portuguese names and words at a series of homes in Panaji.

1 July. Channel NewsAsia, (Singapore) Goa woos big-spending, fun-loving Russian tourists. 312 words.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sat. 3 July. YLGS (Young London Goans Society) Family & Friends Summer Ball at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Streatham from 7pm-11pm. Music by Maz & Co with Guava Groove. Tickets: £12 Adults & £5 Children (5-12yrs). Strictly Limited Tickets from Alison Braganza on 07799 586793 or

SOLD OUT! Sun. 11 July. Norman Godinho School Reunion & celebration of Teacher Alice’s 85th birthday. SOLD OUT!

Sun 11 Jul. 3.00pm. Tiatr, Tiatr. “BHOGSONNEM” written and directed by renowned and popular, award winning singer and composer “Young Perry.” At St Monica’s Hall, Green Lanes, Palmers Green. All songs originally composed. Tickets: Bella Fernandes 020 8352 0373 or Rosy D’Silva 020 8352 9450.

Sun. 11 July. G.O.A OPEN 2004 - London Golf Tournament at Downshire Golf Complex, Easthampstead Park, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3DH. Contact: Jacinto D'Silva 020 - 8723 1233, Menino Mascarenhas 01784 211832, Orlando Braganza 01932 269476.

Sun. 11 Jul. Tivim Carnival. Bishop Thomas Grant School Belltrees Grove Streatham. Mass 12.30 P.M. Maz & Co and Fantasy Disco. Dress Code Fancy Dress. Details from Norma Menezes-Rahim 0208 771 4457; Marina Viegas 0208 656 4217; Valerie D'lima 07748 914743; Elu Pires 0208 654 1281; Ronald Fernandes 0208 303 3386.

Sun. 11 Jul. Aldona Association. Feast of St. Thomas at the White Hart Lane School Hall, White Hart Lane, Wood Green, London N22. Mass at 12 noon followed by get together. Music by Say One do One and live band. Tickets - Members £7; Guest £8; Children 5-12 years £5; under 5 years free. Contact Nigel Moniz 020 8441 9075; Lana Moniz 020 8931 2323; Jude Carvalho 020 8360 4102.

Sat 17 Jul. 3.00pm. Tiatr, Tiatr. “BHOGSONNEM” written and directed by renowned and popular, award winning singer and composer “Young Perry.” At Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon. All songs originally composed. Tickets: Bella Fernandes 020 8352 0373 or Rosy D’Silva 020 8352 9450.

Sun 18 Jul. Goan Heritage U.K presents "GOENCHO MONTRI" Konkani Musical show with Lorna, the Nightingale of Goan Konkani stage; famous comedians Domnic, Ben Evangelisto & Jr. Nelson and musician Norman. Venue Copland School Hall, High Road (Cecil Ave. corner), Wembley at 2.P.M. For tickets: Fr. Oliver Antao 020 8563 9102, Tony 020 8795 1121, Babit 020 8764 2268, Felix 020 8450 2129, Jimmy 020 8450 5623.

Sun. 25 July G.O.A. GOAN FESTIVAL in conjunction with Goan Organisations at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon. Starts with Holy Mass at 12.15 pm. Diego Pinto 020 - 8767 0663 Alfred Rebello 020 - 8337 8022. For stall applications: Bernie Gracias 020 - 8723 1322

Sun 8 Aug. Goan Heritage U.K presents "GOENCHO MONTRI" Konkani Musical show with Lorna, the Nightingale of Goan Konkani stage; famous comedians Domnic, Ben Evangelisto & Jr. Nelson and musician Norman. Venue Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon. Dedicated to World Goa Day. For tickets: Fr. Oliver Antao 020 8563 9102, Tony 020 8795 1121, Babit 020 8764 2268, Felix 020 8450 2129, Jimmy 020 8450 5623.

Sun. 15 Aug. Bastora Feast.

Mon. 30 Aug. G.O.A. SPORTS DAY at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon. For offers of help: Peter Rodrigues 020 - 8399 4883. For stall applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457


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