is a group to connect young Goans in London. They have frequent
outings to many fun places in London. The Goan Ghetto msn
group is for discussions and arranging these outings. They
have members between the ages of 12 and 21,who are Goans
or people who have an affinity to Goans. Membership is free
and new members are welcome. The main Managers are Savio
D’Sa (aka Savy D) email@example.com
and Jonathan Da Cruz (aka JD). firstname.lastname@example.org
Goan Ghetto is modelled
on the older and mature YLGS (Young London Goans Society)
but is targeted at a younger age group. Goan Ghetto started
in February 2003 with a small number of young Goans and
has now grown to over 150 members. Check out the group at
Please forward the message to your friends and family.
7 Jul. Pacific News Service. (San Francisco).
Headline: As Censorship Weakens, Kenyan Youth Culture Takes Off.
Excerpts: From her studio in downtown Nairobi, 25-year-old radio
disc jockey Eve D'Souza [ex Mombasa]
has a good perspective on the tastes of young Kenyans. D'Souza
says that until a few years ago, her show was filled exclusively
with Tupac, Dr. Dre and other U.S. artists. But Kenya's music
scene has exploded in recent years. D'Souza welcomes the change.
"We're finally becoming serious about local music, and being
proud of being Kenyan," she says. 915 words click
7 May. BBC. Another outstanding performer is our next award winner
- Best Female Presenter - Eve D'Souza, a DJ on Nairobi's Capital
FM, and her daily programme 'Hits Not Homework' Best Show, in
Kenya's CHAT awards. Not only does she have a great voice, to
her teenage audience she is a friend and role model. http://db.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/aworldinyourear.shtml
2 Jul. Nunatsiaq News (Canada).
Former Managing Editor Patricia D’Souza
came first in the best features page competition for her
story on the memorial service held for Joamie School last
July. She also won the prize for best photo essay, for pictures
of a gathering of Nunavut and Nunavik elders. [Patricia
D’Souza is now editor of THIS magazine – see
6 Jul. The Globe and Mail (Canada). Headline:
A group of shareholders in Infolink Technologies Ltd. has asked
an Ontario court to remove the company's chief executive officer
and the entire board of directors. The legal move by investors
comes a month after Cesar Correia,
Infolink's CEO, confirmed that he killed his abusive father in
1984 and was convicted of manslaughter. Mr. Correia received a
10-month sentence and was granted a pardon in 1996. For full text,
553 words, click
here. [For the earlier report and photo see Newsletter issue
8 Jul. The Globe and Mail. Judge appoints monitor to investigate
Infolink. For text, 435 words, click
7 Jul. Northwich Guardian, Cheshire, UK. Ben
and Maggie Lowther are heartbroken after immigration authorities
refused to allow Maggie's sister to come for a holiday from Goa.
They are appealing to the immigration authorities to let Sandra
Fernandes, 22, come to Northwich on compassionate grounds
as she needs a break after spending all her time looking after
her 37-year old brother Sebastian, who has severe disabilities.
Maggie came to England four years ago from Goa and works at Valerie's
Beauty Salon in Witton Street. 286 words.
5 Jul. Publico (Portugal).
Dr Edgar Valles
, a Goan and
a lawyer since 1977 provides free online advice regarding
Portuguese Civil law. Dr Valles is the Odivelas’ Local
Government Assembly President and also Vice President of
the Goan Association of Portugal. [Text in Portuguese] Go
Then select the appropriate Ultimas perguntas (foot of the
Then select “Pergunte” to open up the enquiry
2 Jul. The Guardian. Excerpt: There has never
been a black or Asian high court judge in England and Wales; a
survey by the Labour MP Keith Vaz
showed the full-time senior judiciary is no more ethnically diverse
now than when Labour took office in 1997.
A seven month initiative between Arista and Film
London is taking 10 new Black and Minority Ethnic screenwriters
through a process of professional development - building screenwriting
craft skills, developing a film or TV idea through to a detailed
treatment, and equipping them to work as a professional in the
British Film & TV industry. The deadline for applications
is August 6. The course will run from September 2004 to April
6 Jul. Norbury, London. CAJIE FERNANDES
(ex Nairobi), Husband of Julie. Father of Pier/Mathias (Germany),
Glenn/ Pauline, Elaine/Brian,(Southampton). Grandfather of Carlos,
Alexander, Shivona. Brother-in-law of Priscilla, late Esmania,
Eddie, Olga, Manu, Ivy, late Joyce, Elly and Jovita.
Cremation Service at Croydon Crematorium, Mitcham Road on Wed.
14 Jul. at 12 p.m. followed by a reception at St. Mary's Church
Hall, Wellesley Road, Croydon. No flowers please. Donations to
Marie Curie Cancer Care, No. 12 Bournemouth Road, Chandlers Ford,
Eastleigh Hampshire SO53 3DB. Condolences to Elaine Fernandes
[Cajie played hockey & football for Kenya. He was Vice-Chairman
of the Goan Institute and a renowned artist.
14 Jan. 2000. East African Standard. Headline: Age Only Makes
Cajie Better. By Bernadette Murgor. For text click
5 Jul. Southampton, UK. MRS PAULINA ASPULQUETA
DE SOUZA nee Caldeira (ex-Nairobi). Wife of the late
John Joseph Francis de Souza (PWD). Mother of late Nympha, Sr
Trifa, Fabian/Clara, Philomena (Mena), Ita and Pio/Philo. Grandmother
of Agnel, Denzil and Charlene.
Funeral will be held at 10.00 am. Tue. 13 July at St Vincent de
Paul Church, 418 Coxford Road, Lordswood, Southampton. Enquiries
to Ita De Souza, 023 8077 5784. Condolences to email@example.com
22 Jun. Bordon, Hampshire, UK. CECIL
JOHN FERNANDES. Husband of Tina. Son of late Max Caraciol
and Mrs. Conceicao (ex Nairobi). Brother of Derick/IIona, Irwin/Marie,
Tony, Doreen/Carlos, Pia/Francis.
Goa: Cheap hotels, youth hostels and guest houses.
1 Jul. Deccan Herald. Former tourism minister
and MLA Mickky Pacheco has been charged in a two-year-old case
of rioting and arson in a restaurant by the Colva police, South
2 Jul. Navhind Times. The Goa Chamber of Commerce
and Industry is organising a meeting with Canadian political and
economic counsellor, Mr Denis Chouranaid, on July 7.
3 Jul. Asian Age. Sahani, Goa’s Governor
dismissed. By Pamela D’Mello. Goa’s outgoing governor
Kidar Nath Sahani argued that his dismissal was a "bad precedent"
and did not augur well for the country and "freedom of expression."
3 Jul. Tehelka.com. Goa’s squalid red-light
quarter. By Frederick Noronha. Goa has been trying to ‘smoke
out’ its squalid red-light quarter since December 2003,
despite charges of human rights violations. http://www.tehelka.com/story_main4.asp?filename=Ne070304Remains.asp&id=1
4 Jul. Financial Express. Of Sun Kissed Beaches
And Historical Monuments. Apart from beaches, Goa is also home
to numerous historical sites. 539 words.
5 Jul. India Today. Italian Chef Sarjano is organising
a month-long Italian cooking workshop from July 1 at his restaurant
kitchen in Vagator, Goa. The course is open to beginners as well
as professionals. The cost is Rs 5,000 per week and Rs 17,000
for the entire course, half price for women. For more information
write to firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Jul. Gomantak Times. Goa’s Chief Minister
Manohar Parrikar promised to transform the capital city of Panaji
into another European capital by completely overhauling all infrastructure.
5 Jul. IndiaFM
News Bureau. Neha Dhupia plays the lead role in a new film
Julie. The buzz is that one of the bold scenes has Neha
Dhupia going topless. Julie is based on a TV talk show where
Neha talks about the journey of her life from Goa to Mumbai
and how she ends up as a high-class prostitute. The film
releases on 23 July. http://www.indiafm.com/scoop/04/jul/0507neha/index.shtml
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6 Jul. Navhind Times. The Centre today appointed
the former Nagaland chief minister, Mr SC Jamir as Governor of
6 Jul. Navhind Times. In an incident which does
not find a parallel in the history of Goan politics, over 70 activists
of the BJP this morning caused extensive damage to hotel Mandarin
owned by Ms Ilma Braganza, the wife of the Mapusa block Congress
committee president, Mr Mathew Braganza. The BJP leaders and activists
were protesting against the statement made by Mr Braganza to a
local daily stating that if the former governor Mr Kidar Nath
Sahani, had no place to stay he would be willing to provide a
suite in his hotel to Mr Sahani to stay. http://www.navhindtimes.com/stories.php?part=news&Story_ID=07078
8 Jul. Gomantak Times. The 16th decennial Exposition
of the sacred relics of St Francis Xavier will be held at Old
Goa from 21 November, 2004, to 2 January, 2005. The peak days
of the exposition will be the inauguration, 21 November, 3 December
and 2 January 2005. The sacred relics of Saint Francis Xavier
will be kept for public veneration at Se Cathedral daily from
22 November from 6 am to 7 pm.
July 9, 2004 is the 150th
birth anniversary of Dr Miguel Caetano
. He began life in Goa in extreme poverty, but
by dint of his unstinting hard work and talent, became not
only a doctor in the Portuguese medical system, but rose
through the ranks to become a highly decorated military
surgeon-general. He had a statue erected by the Portuguese
in his lifetime in acknowledgement of this. The statue stands
to this day, in front of his house in Panjim. His great-grandson
Dr Luis Dias, email@example.com
is currently based in Maidstone, UK. For more photographs,
biography, press clippings, etc. go to http://drmiguelcaetanodias.tripod.com/
3 Jul. The Guardian. Interview with Andrea Levy,
Q: Where are you planning to go next on holiday?
A: I'm going to a family wedding in Panjim in
Goa, India. I'm looking forward to the food and dreading all the
For photographs and profile of Andrea Levy go to http://www.andrealevy.co.uk
2 Jul. Times of India. Canada’s appetite
for Indian food is growing. “There is a lot of demand for
food Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Goa among others," said Lucie
Edwards, high commissioner of Canada in India. Companies manufacturing
ready-to-cook regional Indian dishes and spices used in dishes
like vindaloo will do very well, she said. The fact that 7.5 lakh
people of Indian origin reside in Canada helps this growing appetite
for regional Indian food. 323 words.
4 July. Hindustan Times. HSBC says that Indian
workers work better than British, HSBC said UK staff made 50 mistakes
per million transactions while overseas workers made only eight.
4 July. St Louis Post-Dispatch (USA). Reflections
on Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Sunil Rodrigues
came to the United States from the tiny village of Olaulim in
Goa in pursuit of happiness. Now 29, he had come to the United
States to study Engineering. He attended the University of Missouri
at Rolla and earned a Master of Science degree in computer engineering.
What Rodrigues would like you to know is that you don't have to
be an American to appreciate the significance of the Declaration
of Independence. For 471 words click
4 Jul. The Peninsula. Deadline: Goans bid farewell
to long-time Doha resident. Excerpt. The Goan Welfare Association
(GWA) and the Goan community bid a fond farewell to Anthony ‘Blue’
Dias and his family who are leaving Doha today. For 281 words
4 Jul. The Observer. If we are all happy living
in Britain, you wouldn't guess it from the glut of relocation
shows hogging our screens: A Place in the Sun, Get a New Life,
I Want That House, No Going Back... Katie Pownall, author of No
Going Back: Buying Abroad, which accompanies the Channel 4 series
of the same name says, “In Goa, which is also known as the
new Costa del Sol for semi-retirees, relocating is relatively
hassle-free provided investment is made in a trade, such as a
6 Jul. Human Rights Watch. Letter to the Chief
Minister of the State of Goa by Joanne Csete , Director, HIV/AIDS
Programme. Excerpt: I am writing to express the dismay of Human
Rights Watch at the forcible eviction and displacement of thousands
of residents of Baina beach, Goa in mid-June. 885 words. http://hrw.org/english/docs/2004/07/06/india9006_txt.htm
1 Jul. NDTV. Goa celebrates Portuguese victory in the semifinals.
189 words. Click
2 Jul. BBC News: Euro 2004
sends Goans football crazy. By Frederick Noronha in Goa.
Excerpts: Goan fans say they are rooting for their former
colonial rulers - overcoming habitual mistrust... Simon
Gomes, a partner in a busy sports shop in the capital, Panaji,
says he has sold about 250 Portuguese jerseys over the past
few days... At the A Nau store, owner Nalini Sousa reports
a brisk trade in all things Portuguese. Food, wine and a
whole range of Euro 2004 merchandise have all been selling
well, she says. For more photographs and full text, 443
words, go to: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3861201.stm
2 Jul. NewKerala.com. Euro 2004 football captivates
Indians as cricket takes backseat. 601 words. Click
3 July. The Guardian. Headline: Euro-Goa swigs
and swings for Portugal victory. Excerpts: ...A huge media contingent,
including many television channels have also landed in the Goan
capital, Panaji, to catch the generally quiet and laidback city
in the throes of soccer fever...But one fan warned that the media
attention could be misleading. "Ours is not an effort to
support Portugal as a nation, but as a football team," he
said. "No questions on our patriotism." 551 words. http://football.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/feedstory/0,14546,-4273164,00.html
4 Jul. The Star Online (Malaysia). Portugal finds
die-hard fans in faraway Goa.
4 Jul. Publicio. Goa. Milhares querem festejar
vitória de Portuga.
4 July. The Scottish Herald. Excerpt: Hippies
were given a rude awakening last night as the serene island [sic]
paradise of Goa went football crazy. Poetry readings and acoustic
guitar renditions of duff Beatles B-sides were left in disarray
as the public got wrapped up in Portugal's bid to win Euro 2004.
Goa was ruled by Portugal up until 1961 and the natives bizarrely
still have warm feelings for their imperialistic slavemasters.
"We are a sporting people, but the main thing for Goa is
football," said fan Fransisco Souza. "The shops have
been selling lots of Portuguese flags." http://www.theherald.co.uk/sport/19428.html
4 Jul. Toronto Star. After their win over the
Netherlands, the TV pictures and newspapers here showed celebrations
in far-flung Portuguese enclaves and former colonies such as Mozambique,
Angola, Goa — even Toronto.
4 Jul. Reuters. Goa goes
flat after Portugal defeat. Soccer fans in Goa slumped in
dejection after Portugal lost 1-0 to Greece in the Euro
2004 final in Lisbon on Sunday. For full text, click
5 Jul. Hindustan Times. Goan football fans dejected
at Portugal's loss. Excerpt: "Goans are disappointed for
sure ... If Portugal had won, there would have been dancing on
the streets and celebrations throughout the night. I guess many
Goans will go to work with a dejected face today," said Sigmund
D'souza. 246 words.
for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon
Fri 9 – Sun 11 July. UK: 30,000 expected
for Sunrise's Asian Lifestyle show
at Olympia this weekend. It will feature over 200 exhibitors and
a daily fashion show. http://www.asianlifestyleshow.com/
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
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.
Wed. 14 Jul. 21:00 (30 mins). TV
Programme. Sky Travel. Goa and Maldives Deals. Comprehensive
guide to these popular holiday destinations with a range of exclusive
offers on resorts, hotels and flights.
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.
Fri. 20 Jul. 6.30 – 8.00 pm. The British
Library. Chasing the 'brown Pound'.
The British Asian community numbers some two million with an estimated
annual spending power of over £10 billion. But what are
the opportunities and challenges in reaching the British Asian
Consumer? Hear from some of those already tapping into this enormous
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
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
FOR LATER EVENTS SEE http://www.goanvoice.org.uk