Newsletter. Issue 2004-38. Oct 07, 2004
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1 Oct. The Scotsman. Roque Flaviano Fernandes, 43, of De Havilland Road, Edgware, Dominic Agnello Martins, 44, of Ducros Drive, Stanmore, and Abdurahman Ranyare, 52, of Milling Road, Edgware have been charged under the Terrorism Act.
See also: 3 Oct. News of the World.

1 Oct Creative Review. Trevor Beattie interviewed. “My office is at the far end of the third floor, 76 Whitfield Street, W1. There's a figure at my shoulder. Mary, our Tea Lady. Mary has loyally served TBWA, through all its manifestations, since the 1980s. She's from Goa in India, she's 90 years old if she's a day. And I love her.”
[Mary Dias is not really 90 years old. She lives in Wood Green and traces her roots to Margao. Trevor Beattie, chairman and creative director of TBWA, has been chosen to head Labour's ad campaign as the party aims for an historic third term of office. He is the man behind the Wonderbra, Nissan Micra and French Connection campaigns. For a profile of him see:]

3 Oct. East African Standard. Excerpts: Kiprono Nicholas Kipyator Biwott is a creature of stealth. He trusts few people and relies almost exclusively on Indians and Europeans in his private businesses. Between 1990 and 1993, the former minister moved from one ministry to another, with Maria, his secretary of Indian origin who is now said to be at the former minister’s private office at Post Bank building.
The only people who were trusted with running that office were a Mr Lobo and Mrs Amin. And for years, too, Biwott kept two secretaries, an Asian girl called Patel and a Goan lady he moves with from place to place.

3 Oct., NY. Joanna Fernandes (Mississauga, Ontario) and Shaunessy Saucier (Old Town, Maine) each scored a goal and added an assist to lead the 17th ranked University of Maine field hockey team past UNH 3-1 on Sunday afternoon in Orono, Maine.

[PERSONAL: Born June 24, 1983 ... Daughter of Ed and Shirley Fernandes ... An elementary education major ... Brother, Wayne, currently plays on the men's Canadian Field Hockey Team and sister, Tara, plays field hockey for Boston College]

6 Oct. Thurlock Journal (California). Interview with Father Valente Azavedo [] from Piedade, [Divar], Goa, who belongs to the Society of Pilar. “We have 21,004 priests, 80,000 sisters, and 9,885 unordained. Annually, we ordain 390 priests.”

7 Oct. The New York Times. Mobile IM (Instant Messaging) is finding a role in business. Philip de Souza, the 42-year-old president of Aurora Enterprises, a technology consulting firm in Torrance, Calif., started using mobile IM technology early this year on his Treo 600, a combination cellphone and data communications device made by PalmOne. His company has used IM for more than five years to communicate internally and with important customers. Full text of article at
Philip de Souza [] is President and founder of Aurora Enterprises, a California based Information Technology solution provider. Philip earned a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Bombay. For a profile of him see:

The animated short film, Blood Sutra, was screened on Channel 4 last week. This humorous film exposes the characters and caricatures that make up some of the ingrained misconceptions of blood donation amongst the South Asian community. You can watch the 3 minute film by clicking here.

Toronto: G.O.A. Pulse – Sept 04 issue is now online. The GOA's website has been updated with the latest Pulse newsletter and can be found at


4 Oct. Porvorim, Goa. JOSE FRANCISCO EPIFANIO PEREIRA. Husband of late Olivia. Father of Miriam/late Cosme, Mariette/Ossie (Vancouver), Godwin/Lorraine (London).

2 Oct. Bangalore, India. ROSE DE SOUZA. Wife of the late Faust De Souza (ex-Entebbe, Uganda, Saligao, Goa). Mother of Bruno/Elisabeth ( Surrey, UK), Norina/John (San Diego, USA), Gemma/Michael (Sydney, Aus), Gwen/Joseph (Sydney, Aus), Fatima/Victor (Akron, USA), Phoebe/Michael (Bangalore). Condolences to

1 Oct. Chatham, Kent, UK. GENEROSA D'MELLO (aged 82, ex Tanga and Mombasa) after a long illness. Wife of the late Dominic D'Mello. Mother of Patty & George, Bernard, Greta & Gerry and Francis. Grandmother of Stephanie and Savio, Darrel and Daniel; Great Grandmother of Braeden.
The Funeral Mass will be held on Wed. Oct. 13 at St. Michael's Church, Hills Terrace, Chatham, Kent at 10 am.
Condolences to Francis D'Mello, 45 Clarence Rd. Chatham, Kent, UK OR Greta DaSilva, 6 Hambleton Crt. Scarborough, Ontario. Canada. M1V 4P5

30 Sep. London. OLYMPIA SALDANHA (ex- Saligao). Widow of late Bernard Saldanha. Mother of Clara/Manuel Martyres (London), Cleta/Late Julius Misquitta (Bombay), Grandmother of Lorraine & Fiona Martyres, Cedric & Cheryl Misquitta.
Funeral Fri. 8 Oct 12:15 pm at Our Lady of Compassion Church, Green Street, Upton Park, London E13 ((adjacent to West Ham Football Ground. Parking at the back of Church) followed by a cremation at City of London crematorium, Manor Park, London E13 thereafter refreshments at the Church hall. Condolences to

30 Sep. Benaulim, Goa. ANA RITA DIAS (born 1941, Ex-Mombasa). Wife of Cirilo. Mother of Roy/Rita & Joy. Sister of late Josephine Mascarenhas, late Filsu/late Jose Ferrao, late Salvador/late Ana Rita Mascarenhas, late Marie/late Eugenio Fernandes, Lira/late Francis Dias, Lucy/late Valerian D'Silva, Philomena/Peter Lobo.

27 Sep. UK. MICHAEL DE SOUZA ALVES. Husband of Clara. Father of Revita/Raimundo Colaco, Agnelo/Brenda, Acurcio/Agnes (UK), Elphito/Annette, Sheryl/Vernon.

1 Oct. Siolim, Goa. JOHN REGINALD FERNANDES (born 1919, ex International Motor Mart, Tanga, Tanzania]. Husband of Carmin. Father of Anastasia and Rosemary. Brother of Antonio (Siolim), Petronilla and Mario (Mumbai). Uncle of Pascal (Dar es Salaam), Joaquim (Toronto), Daniel (Panjim), Joseph(Dubai), Bento(Toronto), Maria (London), Tony, Deodita and Mary (Mumbai), Gorgonio and Gregory (Mumbai), and Agnelo (Michigan-USA). Condolences to


Looking For: Accommodation in West London
Mature post-grad Imperial College student studying medicine looking to rent a furnished double room close to tube/ bus line. Preferably Kensington or West London area. Please contact Herman on


UK: Dell PC bargain
Get a Dell 2400 £262 delivered incl VAT. Go for basic PC, cancel the fancy warranty, and that gets the price down. Then use certificate MJ84S4D32L4MC8 at checkout to get an extra £40 off. For full text click here.


Travel: The low-down . . .on Goa
2 Oct. Daily Post (Liverpool). Placed firmly on the "hippy trail"" in the 60"s, the small Indian state of Goa has captured the western imagination. The beaches; bathed in sunshine, lapped by the warm Arabian waters, and edged by thatched shacks serving delicious cuisine, cooling drinks and genuine friendliness, are the place where people come to relax and escape. Even the likes of Kate Moss or Matt Damon, who filmed the Bourne Identity in Goa, can go unnoticed on its golden sands…When it comes to drinking Goa has a reputation for serving the lowest price alcohol in India…From laid back evenings to all night parties, Goa offers the best of both worlds. The Goans like to socialise and you shouldn’t be surprised to see a local family dancing away in Club Tito’s. 655 words.

Travel: Holiday Clinic: Q & A
3 Oct. The Sunday Mirror (UK). Q: I"D like a few weeks" sunshine. Where can you get guaranteed sun without breaking the bank? - Pat Findlay, Bedford
A: You can’t get much cheaper sunshine than Goa in Southern India. The cost of living is very low and you can eat out for £2pp. The beaches are long and wide.

Destination India: Cheaper charter routes
3 Oct. Hindustan Times. Holiday-making in India may never be the same again. Circumventing capacity constraints and exorbitant fares, large groups of tourists are taking the charter route to India. And while Goa remains the favoured destination, the liberalisation of the charter policy are drawing tourists to other parts of India as well.,00430001.htm


NRIs: Proposed remittance tax on Bank deposits withdrawn.
30 Oct. Times of India. The Indian Government has bowed before the clout of the NRI community and has withdrawn remittance tax on their deposits proposed in the Budget. 374 words.,curpg-1.cms

The Killer Beaches
1 Oct. Navhind Times. The Delhi High Court has directed that the state governments make the tourists aware of ‘killer’ beaches across the country. The popular north Goa beaches of Candolim, Calangute and Baga ironically have become the killer beaches.

Goa: video clip: release of Groove.
1 Oct. GoaCom News. Duration: 4m:46s. Video Clip, produced and presented by Clive D’Souza. A new weekly Lifestyle Magazine, "GROOVE", edited by Ethel da Costa and published by Tarun Bharat, was released on October 1, 2004, in Goa. Groove.wvx

Cashew feni should be patented
2 Oct. Navhind Times. The Goa chief secretary, Mr Dev Singh Negi suggested that the cashew feni which is unique to Goa, should be patented before some other entity patents it.

Oil leak in Goa causes alarm
2 Oct. Times of India. Petroleum products leaked from pipes into the sea while being discharged from a vessel to the Indian Oil tanks in the port town of Vasco Friday evening causing major alarm among fishermen and the local people.

It's festive season in Goa again!
3 Oct. Webindia123.

Joint Indo-US naval exercise off Goa coast
4 Oct. Times of India. The Indo-US joint naval exercises off Goa coast from Tuesday to Saturday will essay a statement of friendship to take on terrorism when guns boom, the high-speed Sea Harriers crack past and the missiles fired.

World Phone calling cards for Maharashtra, Goa
5 Oct The Hindu (PTI). The World Phone Premium international calling cards for Maharashtra and Goa launched today enables users to make calls to Western Europe and North America at less than Rs 3 per minute. The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) card enables users to make international calls from a personal computer, or other VoIP-enabled devices," The calls to US would be charged at Rs 1.60 per minute, that to Canada would be Rs 1.70 per minute, and to UK would entail a fee of Rs two per minute. It can also be used to make calls to Germany (Rs 2), France (Rs 2.20 per minute), Australia (Rs 2.500 and Saudi Arabia (Rs 8.00). The card is available in denominations of Rs 100, Rs 250, Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. 262 words.

Goa: Police identifies sensitive spots.
7 Oct Navhind Times. The Goa police will reorient its existing 80 strong tourist police force and make them more responsible in curbing crimes like paedophilia and gay practices besides providing suitable guidance to the needy tourists, particularly near beach areas.

Church to raise funds for what could be the last exposition of St Francis Xavier in Goa
7 Oct. Indian Express. An art exhibition will focus on Christ’s daily life and spiritual acts.


Who what when where why: inspirational Goa
1 Oct. The Telegraph (UK). Clare Coulson tracks down the latest fashion news. Where have designers been for inspiration this year? To Goa, if the latest round of spring 2005 shows are anything to go by. A hippy, Goan trend swept through the London collections at Clements Ribeiro, Jenny Packham and Musa, and was also the theme at Emporio Armani in Milan earlier this week. Oasis has stocked up with fabulously chunky gold and crystal necklaces and colourful earrings from India. For full text click here

Bandra Fair opens on high note
1 Oct. Gulf Daily News (Bahrain). More than 1,500 people turned out for the opening of a two-day Bandra Fair last night, at the Delmon International Hotel's poolside. The event, organised by the Young Goans Club in association with the hotel, took off with one of India's top bands, Tidal Wave, from Goa, performing at the September Garden.

Jewellery stolen from flight luggage
1 Oct. Gulf News (UAE). Cleta Saldanha a Gulf Air passenger travelling to Dubai who had her jewellery stolen from the locked bag she checked in at Mumbai airport is being told by the airline it is her own fault and the company is not responsible. The trolley bag's zipper was cut and gold jewellery worth Dh3,500 was stolen

AirAsia's Fernandes Opening `Pandora's Box'
1 Oct. Bloomberg. Tony Fernandes hardly seems like a man at the controls of his country's biggest initial public offering this year. The informal, baseball-cap-wearing founder of Malaysia's AirAsia appears to be more comfortable mixing with his baggage handlers than the well-heeled financiers who might invest in his tiny airline.
Yet Fernandes is the talk of Malaysia's financial community as AirAsia approaches an expected November share listing. Press reports put the sale at about 1 billion ringgit ($254 million). Most accounts suggest investors will step aboard his fledgling airline.
Against all odds, Fernandes launched Southeast Asia's pioneer budget carrier in December 2001, right after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. It was a dismal time for the world's biggest carriers, never mind untested start-ups. Few thought Fernandes would succeed. For full text click here.

UK: TV Soap: EastEnders: The Ferreiras
2 Oct. Daily Post (Liverpool). The Ferreiras were brought in to EastEnders to boost flagging ratings in June and to bring an Asian family to our screens without any of the, "cliches associated with Asian families, "" said the soap’s executive producer Louise Berridge. They certainly avoided cliches but not controversy as some of the children have Hindi names others Muslim ones and the family name is Goan Catholic. A real life problem with immigration saw one family member go almost as soon as he arrived.

Goa: Paedophilia
2 Oct. Financial Times Weekend Magazine. Western paedophiles who have migrated to the beaches of Goa following crackdowns on child sex tourism in Thailand and Sri Lanka have a new irritant. After exposing Test cricket rackets and defence procurement scandals in Delhi, India's investigative website-turned-weekly paper Tehelka has now turned its sights on them. And it has got the predators - and politicians - on the run.
Stung by its portrayal of his state as a haven for hundreds of European child molesters, Goa's chief minister has rushed through a raft of measures to tackle the problem and the police have launched a crackdown on pederasts. Known child abusers have gone into hiding and colleges and religious institutions are launching awareness campaigns to educate the local population about child abuse by foreigners.
Tehelka set up a dummy events management company to establish the link between trafficking of children and paedophilia in Goa. 912 words.

A General Kitchen of the 50’s and 60’s
3 Oct. GoaNet. Domnic Fernandes describes the traditional Goan Kitchen What, for example are: Budkulo, Moddki, Moddko, Manon, Touli, Kunnllem, Tizal, Maltulo and Malti? 2003 words.

UK: Police: Discrimination row ends Met woman's crusade against racism
3 Oct. The Observer. The woman charged with stamping out racism in Britain's biggest police force has quit after claiming she too was a victim of racial discrimination. Julia Smith, 48, who headed the race and diversity unit at the Metropolitan Police Authority for four years, has won a six-figure settlement as she prepared to take the MPA to an employment tribunal.,11374,1318465,00.html

Film Review: Bride And Prejudice.
4 Oct. Screen Daily (London). Bride And Prejudice makes fitful attempts to broach such issues as American cultural imperialism and western misconceptions about the east. In one scene, we hear Lalita lecturing Darcy that he ought to escape the gilded world of Goa holiday resorts and investigate the "real India."… The narrative lurches along in often confusing fashion. Between musical interludes, we’re whisked from Amritsar to Goa and then off to LA, via London. [The film releases in the UK on 8 Oct.]

Kenya ditches colonial suit in favour of African dress
5 Oct. Navhind Times. Kenya is trying to rid itself of one of the last vestiges of colonial rule. More than 40 years after independence from Britain, Kenyan designers are leading a campaign to discard the stuffy two-piece suit in favour of a distinctly African national dress.For full text click here.

Bus driver’s dreams come true on TV
5 Oct. Dartford & Gravesend NewsShopper, London. Gary Webb, 34, of Greenhithe, appeared on ITV quiz show Bognor or Bust and won two weeks in India worth £8,000 and £1,000 spending money. He said, "We're spending a week touring India and then relaxing in Goa.” For photo and text click here.

African-Indian concert set to dazzle New York
6 Oct Times of India. New Yorkers would get a taste of the spirited music and dance of the Sidis of Gujarat, a community of East African heritage, here on Friday 8 Oct. at the World Music Institute (WMI).

Health Tourism
11 Oct. Newsweek International. Like software: Indian hospitals are outsourcing care. By Seema Singh. For Gregory Bates a holiday on the sunny beaches of Goa ended abruptly—in the hospital. The 54-year-old British weightlifter checked into the Wockhardt Heart Hospital in Bangalore in July with chest pains. His first impulse was to head back to Britain for bypass surgery, but after consulting with his family doctor back home, he opted instead to stay put. Now he's glad he did. "The medical service was fantastic," he says.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Thu. 7 Oct. TV Programme. 9pm -11.05pm. Channel 4. The Great British Asian Invasion. . A documentary which explodes all the popular generalisations about British Asians.

Fri 8 Oct. 11 pm. UK: TV Programme. An ITV West episode this week of West Eye will examine the issue of forced marriages from a British Asian perspective, hearing from women who are in hiding from their families. It investigates why some are even driven to attempt suicide rather than face a marriage with someone they have never met, a tradition some Asian parents still follow. Though young Asian couples in the UK still take part in arranged marriages, many are also rejecting the practice.

Tue. 12 Oct TV Programme. 00:00 (60 mins). Channels: BBC2. Raj to Rhondda: How Indian Doctors saved the NHS. The story of the generation of doctors who came from the Indian subcontinent to become the hidden heroes who have provided the backbone of the NHS for the last 40 years. Despite enduring years of discrimination, they fulfilled Britain's health needs and carved successful careers that took them to the heart of the British medical establishment. Now, as they collectively reach retirement age, Britain faces a crisis in healthcare.

Sun. 17 Oct. 2pm to 8pm. Help A Poor Child (HAPC) Helpers Bottle Party. Lola Jones Suite, Garratt Lane, Tooting. Tickets: £4.00 (including food). Music by Say One Do One. Contact details: email: Tel: 020-8952 8899.

Sun. 24 Oct. Colva Union. 31st Anniversary Feast of Infant Jesus, Bishop Thomas Grant School, Beltrees Grove, Streatham, London SW16. Mass at 12.30 p.m. Music by ‘Say One Do One’ Tickets includes meal: Adults £10; Children £3 (up to 12 years). For tickets contact Bento Fernandes 020 8672 0283; Ames Fernandes 020 8672 4753; Arlene Fernandes 020 8930 7679 or email

Sun. 24 Oct. 2.30pm Croydon/Thornton Heath Novena Mass for the Beatification of Ven. Fr. Agnelo De Souza at St Mary's Catholic Church, Wellesley Road, West Croydon. For details please contact Felix Tel: 020 8686 1876, Anthony Tel: 020 8689 6447 and Simon Tel; 020 8240 0148.

Sat. 30 Oct. G.O.A. Trip to Belgium and France. £25 each. Bruges for sightseeing and lunch then Calais for shopping. Further details from Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457 Bernie Gracias 020 - 8723 1322

Sun 31 Oct. G.O.A. Snooker Singles Knockout Tournament. 9.30 am – 5.00 pm Venue: The Royal Surrey Snooker Club, 1/9 Abbotsbury Road, Morden, Surrey (Opposite Woolworths). Entries by email to Felix Pereira, by 10th Oct.

Sun. 31 Oct. The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex.

Sun. 31 Oct. The Uganda Reunion is celebrating its 31st Anniversary. Social from 1pm till 7pm. Music provided by Maz &Co. Location: Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU Ticket Prices -Adults: £15, Children Under 13 : £5 (All Prices Include A Meal and Snacks) Please Contact Christine De Souza 020 8310 2332 For Tickets. All Welcome.

Sun.7 Nov. G.O.A. MASS FOR DECEASED at the ATC Hall, South Wimbledon followed by a 3-COURSE MEAL. Contacts: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457 Nina Pinto 020 - 8767 0663 Bernie Gracias 020 - 8723 1322.


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