Newsletter. Issue 2004-25. Jul 08, 2004
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Goan Ghetto 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) and Jonathan Da Cruz (aka JD).
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 here.
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.

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 2004-21]
8 Jul. The Globe and Mail. Judge appoints monitor to investigate Infolink. For text, 435 words, click here.

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 to
Then select the appropriate Ultimas perguntas (foot of the page)
Then select “Pergunte” to open up the enquiry form.

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.,3604,1252164,00.html

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 2005.


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 here. ]

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

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.


Selection of Portugal Goa Estado Da India stamps. Auction ends 8-Jul-04 - 19:17:19 BST. For full text click here.


Goa: Hotel and Apartment Reviews.

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 Goa.

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. 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.

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

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.
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6 Jul. Navhind Times. The Centre today appointed the former Nagaland chief minister, Mr SC Jamir as Governor of Goa.

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.

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 Dias. 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, is currently based in Maidstone, UK. For more photographs, biography, press clippings, etc. go to


3 Jul. The Guardian. Interview with Andrea Levy, Novelist.
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 jabs.
For photographs and profile of Andrea Levy go to

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.,00430005.htm

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 here

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 click here.

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 bar.”,6903,1253505,00.html

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.


1 Jul. NDTV. Goa celebrates Portuguese victory in the semifinals. 189 words. Click here.

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:

2 Jul. Euro 2004 football captivates Indians as cricket takes backseat. 601 words. Click here.

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.,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."

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 here

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.,001301060000.htm


See 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.

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.

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 potential market.

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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