|Report: UK Goan Festival of 31 July 2005.
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UK Goan Festival 2005
Pinto, Chairman of the Festival Organising Committee:
The rain shied away to make way for the Goans to celebrate
and thousands came to the most popular event in the Goan
calendar - The Goan Festival which was yet another resounding
Commencing with Holy Mass, the Chief celebrant Rt. Rev.
Alex Dias, Bishop of Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Islands)
along with six concelebrants, made it as solemn as the old
Pontifical Mass. The Chief Guest, Antonette Mendes - Melody
Queen and film star of Amchem Noxib looked stunning in red.
She was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Bernie Gracias,
wife of the President of the Goan Association UK.
The Goan Association (UK) is delighted to work with the
Village/Club Organisations and has enjoyed an excellent
relationship over the years. This partnership has made it
possible to successfully organise the festival and sponsor
Ven. Fr. Agnelo’s Commemoration Mass.
There were 40 stalls in all, 19 of them selling food with
each one endeavouring to excel in Goan culinary art as this
day always offers a wide variety of the Goan cuisine.
Appreciation should be attributed to the backroom staff
and various volunteers - the manning of the gate, the traffic
controllers, medics & performers, who all offer their
assistance/services absolutely gratis.
Remote-Controlled Health Care
2 Aug: Forbes. … Dr. Joseph
Britto, hoping to protect others from suffering needlessly,
began working on a Web-based diagnosis system. The database,
called Isabel, allows doctors to enter a list of symptoms
any given patient is experiencing. It returns a list of
possible diagnoses, including more obscure diseases many
doctors might not consider. For full text click
For a GVUK profile of Dr Joseph Britto see:
|Fr Raymond J. de Souza: The London
National Post (Canada). By Fr Raymond J. de Souza: Four
weeks on from the 7/7 bombings, two responses have emerged
here in London: a defensive security campaign, and an
offensive cultural campaign …My sister had a memorable
encounter with the new security protocols. She was waiting
at Liverpool Street Station when police suddenly arrived
and wrestled a Muslim woman in the queue to the ground,
suspicions raised by some large boxes and an apparently
unattended backpack in the vicinity.. even the venerable
Daily Telegraph ran several navel-gazing
pieces about the tolerant
British identity that would be instantly recognizable
to any Canadian … There is a wickedness at large
in not only Britain, but also Canada and other Western
nations. Good on the Brits for beginning to confront
it. Full text, 885 words, at the link below :
[Fr Raymond D'Souza
the son of Greta (ex-Mombasa) and Cedric D'Souza (ex-Uganda
and Nairobi) of Calgary, Canada]. For full text click
Amber Turnell: Air France Toronto
4 Aug: The Mirror (UK). Excerpts: British survivor Amber
Turnell, who had flown to Toronto … jumped eight
feet on to a grassy bank by a river, hurting her ankle …
Amber was met at the airport by her uncle Ruben, who took
her to their home in Toronto. When there, she called family
back in England to say she was OK. For full text click
Besides the Canadian papers, there was wide UK coverage of
Amber’s involvement - the Evening Standard, Sun, Daily
Mail, Express etc. She had gone to Canada to attend the funeral
of her grandmother (See Regina Rebello in the Deaths Section
of this issue). Amber who lives in Tonbridge, Kent, is the
daughter of Mabel (nee Rebello) and the great granddaughter
of Sonny Da Silva (1871 – 1951), hunter, remarkable
Kenya pioneer and founding member of the Goan Institutes in
Mombasa, Nairobi, and Kampala. For a biography of Sonny Da
Silva see http://www.goacom.com/culture/biographies/silva3.html
|The Babies Who Are Born Alive After
18 Weeks Pregnancy
6 Aug. Daily Mail.
A number of babies have been born alive after only 18
weeks of pregnancy, research has revealed …Fiona
of the Pro-Life Alliance said: 'This research
shows that there must be an urgent review of the abortion
laws. 'I do not think foeticide is acceptable to people
in this country. I do not think people even know it
happens. 'I do not think it is enough to rely on midwives
and doctors to regulate this themselves.' For full text
Fiona Pinto, 25, is
the daughter of Myron Pinto, ex Goan School, Mombasa
(class of '64). Her mother is Irish. For the GVUK profile
of her, click
. For the Fiona Pinto weblog see: http://fionapinto.blogspot.com/
Seraphino Antao: Great Chance for
Mombasa to Showcase Kenya's Ability
6 Aug: The Nation (Kenya) After 200 years of Portuguese, 190
of Omani Arab, 76 of British and 42 of our own control, Mombasa,
burnt to the ground five times in regular conflict, will get
perhaps its grandest opportunity to declare its immortality
to the world when it hosts the 2007 World Cross-Country Championships
… the world's fastest men and women have tended to emerge
from sea-level zones. Kenya is no exception. Seraphino
Antao, an Empire Games gold medallist for Kenya in
the early 1960s, called Mombasa home.
For the GVUK profile of him see :
|Melissa Barreto de Blok: Miss India
8 Aug: Daily Nation.
The preliminaries of the Miss India Kenya beauty pageant
was held at the Carnivore restaurant, Nairobi. Reigning
Queen Melissa Barreto de Blok
led the contestants in a colourful opening round to
woo the judges and the audience … The beauty contest
has gained recognition in Kenya and internationally
Daily Nation: Melissa Barreto de Blok: She's a teen
queen twice over .
Excerpts: Not only has she proved that she can sing,
but last Saturday she proved she has the looks to match
her voice when she was crowned Miss India Kenya and
Zee Teen Queen 2004.
And she is only 15 … "I wish I had more flesh,
that way I would feel prettier. " She says she
eats a lot of ugali from "a really cool cafe"
in Nairobi's Eastleigh Estate … Singing is de
Blok's passion, and she has an album to her credit.
1043 words. For full text click
[Melissa is the daughter of Elsie Barretto and they
live in Nairobi.]
Britain to rebrand ethnic minorities
8 Aug: The Times. The Government is proposing to rename ethnic
minority groups along US lines in an attempt to strengthen
and highlight their British roots. Minorities could be described
as, for example “Asian-British” rather than simply
as “Asian” under proposals being considered by
Hazel Blears, the Home Office Minister. For full text click
8 Aug. The Times. Should ethnic minorities be rebranded? For
full text click
9 Aug. New Kerala .com. Rebranding of Indians unacceptable,
say UK ethnic communities. Keith Vaz said that while he understood
what Blears was doing, British Asians knew who they were.
|Michael D’Souza: Sun, sand
and… something for the home
9 Aug: the Telegraph.
One of the pleasures of foreign travel is haggling for
items you can't buy on the high street. But how do you
make the right choice? Michael
, of Mufti (London, 020 7610 9123,
trades in Indian and Burmese reclaimed teak furnishings.
"Avoid the tourist hotspots and go to the local
markets to get a sense of the culture," he says.
He finds hand-woven and hand-printed silk, cotton and
linen in Delhi, Bombay and Jaipur. "Enjoy the bargaining
says de Souza. "It's part of the fun." For
full text click
[After India, Africa
and New York (where he was an advertising guru), Michael
D'Souza arrived in London seven years ago to set up
this Store. For a profile of Michael d’Souza see:
V. M. de Malar: London Bombings
10 Aug. Herald. Excerpts: A scary new world order emerged
on July 21…It had all been looking rather good for South
Asians in the United Kingdom, particularly in the last five
years. Second and third-generation immigrants from our part
of the world have blended into the former colonial power to
an extent that was inconceivable a couple of decades ago …
It’s an endlessly troubling development; we look at
the photos of the suicide bombers who struck the UK last month,
we look at the faces of the new, deadly, threat to a country
where Goans have very deep ties and a large presence, and
we find ourselves looking into a mirror. We see the enemy,
and it looks like us.
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3 Aug: Majorda, Goa. RITA GONSALVES.
Wife of late Valente Gonsalves. Mother of Dennis/Imma (Kuwait),
Doris/Ludo Fernandes, Derek/Mable, (Sweden) & late David.
Sister of Marianne/ late J.S. Remedios Fernandes, Anthony/Stella
(UK) , Joe/Anna (UK), Martin/Disa (Sweden), Milly & late
Cursino Gonsalves (UK).
31 Jul: Toronto. REGINA OLIVIA CECILIA
REBELLO. (nee DaSILVA, ex-Nairobi). Wife of late
Joseph (Joe). Mother of Mabel, Rowland (Ella), Ruben (Juliet),
Muriel (Patrick) and Mozina. Loving gran to 14 grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Evelyn,
Clara, and Iris. Predeceased by her 4 sisters and 6 brothers.
Funeral was on August 4. For details, click
Tide May Turn On Cheap Goa
5 Aug: Travel Trade Gazette (UK). Goa’s reputation
as a bargain-basement destination could be nearing an end
according to Platon Loizou of Jewel in the Crown Holidays.
Rising fuel prices and the value of the pound to the dollar
will affect Goa prices, he says.
Rain-soaked Goa — nature at its best
7 Aug: The Hindu. To see Nature at its best during the monsoon
one has to be in Goa. Blessed with a charming coastline
on its west and the Western Ghats on its east, it presents
a beautiful blend of coastal beauty and the wilderness.
For full text click
A Goan carnival
10 Aug: Business Standard. Every year, two million domestic
and foreign tourists land in Goa, but there’s little
the coastal holiday town has to offer. The idea is to create
a Disneyland-style entertainment centre in Goa, to be called
“Aldeia De Rio”. The 35-acre makeover paradise
on the hilly banks of Mandovi river near the Reis Magos
fort will have artificial lagoons, water slides and sports.
The project will be completed by 2007 end. The company will
also develop 125 river-front holiday homes. A four-room
duplex house, targeted at non-resident Indians, will cost
Rs 1 crore to Rs 1.25 crore …Nearly 680 charter flights
arrived in Goa last year, a jump of over 40 per cent over
the previous year. This year, nearly 750 flights are expected
to touch down. For full text click
GOA NEWS HEADLINES
International airport in Goa proposed
with private participation
4 Aug: New Kerala.com. Goa Government plans to invite tenders
towards the end of the year for building a state-of-the-art
Rs 900-crore international airport at Mopa in North Goa through
public-private partnership to decongest Mumbai airport. The
proposed airport is to have a 4-km runway and will be linked
with a rail route and a 4-lane highway. For full text click
Goa govt sets pre-condition on holding
5 Aug: Navhind Times. The Chief Minister, Mr Pratapsingh Rane
has set a pre-condition for the central government to declare
Goa as permanent venue of the International Film Festival
of India for giving state’s consent to hold the next
IFFI. For full text click
|Prized solar shrimp hunt begins
5 Aug: Business Standard.
The annual hunt for the solar shrimp began in Goa amidst
reports that the prices of the prized shrimp have fallen
considerably this season. While a kilogram of solar
shrimp commanded a price of Rs 57 to Rs 60 last year,
the shrimp is now being quoted in the wholesale market
at Rs 45 a kg. For text click here. Photo by S Gaspar
D'Souza of Navhind Times. For full text click
Supreme Court bans fishing in monsoon
6 Aug: NDTV. …The move followed a writ petition filed
by an NGO - Goa Environment Federation - seeking a uniform
ban on fishing by mechanised boats and trawlers from June
10 to August 15 every year … [This year the Goa Govt.
has permitted fishing from 1st Aug. For full text click
Tata plans cheapest-ever car for
7 Aug: The Independent. Tata, the Indian conglomerate and
one-time MG Rover partner, is developing plans for what will
be the world's cheapest car. To be launched in 2008, the "people's
car" will cost just 100,000 rupees (£1,300) and
is set to become the Model T Ford for the 21st century.
Cricketers: Goa’s new export
7 Aug: Herald. When the going gets tough, the tough get going
— abroad. This seems to have been the predicament of
a number of promising Goan cricketers. http://oheraldo.in/node/2678
India government seeking stricter
controls on foreign donations
8 Aug: Asia News (Italy). A new bill plans to strengthen government
control over foreign donations to Indian NGOs and associations.
Christians fear it is an additional move by Hindu fundamentalists
against the Churches. For India’s Catholic Church, the
bill on foreign funding for local organisations, parties and
volunteer associations will strongly limit activities. For
this reason, “this new bill is cause for anxiety and
the Bishops’ Conference is examining it,” said
Archbishop Oswald Gracias.
Goa: Tension runs high as Panjim
seeks to dump its garbage in Verna.
9 Aug: Herald. Around 150 residents assembled inside the estate
at around 8.30 pm on Monday as news spread that a convoy of
garbage-laden trucks was on its way to dump the waste in the
area. The situation was diffused at around 11 pm after the
police decided to arrest the vehicle drivers.
Environmentalist blames public for
9 Aug: Herald. Noted environmental activist Dr Claude Alvares
has blamed the public for being by and large responsible for
growing garbage problem, which has generated concern all over
|Anita is first Goan lady Police
Photo by Joel D’Souza |
9 Aug. Herald. Goa
now has its first Goan lady superintendent of Police
(SP) with Dy SP Anita Rodrigues being promoted to the
post of SP. Rodrigues is a noted sportswoman, who has
won numerous awards and medals in the athletic arena.
Internet Access to films about Goa – 1960s
Fred Noronha’s 5 Aug. posting on GoaNet regarding The
Film Division of India – for text click here, prompted
me to check out the website, www.filmsdivision.org
I was pleasantly surprised to discover a treasure trove of
films of films relating to Goa – for a listing check
out the Search facility on the home page using the term “Goa”.
Some of the highlights:
Title: Folk Dances of Goa. Duration: 35 mins Year: 1980
Title: Crafts of Goa. Duration: 10 mins Year: 1981
Title: On To Goa. Duration: 24 mins Year: 1983
These films are viewable both in Real Player and Windows Media
Player formats. For example, to see Folk Dances of Goa in
click here. If this does not work, click
Goa: Mathany disqualified from state
10 Aug: Navhind Times.
Goa plans monorail connecting Mapusa,
Panjim and Margao.
10 Aug: Herald. http://oheraldo.in/node/2786
Goan cheer: feni now to cost less
10 Aug: The Hindu. Feni and urrak, will cost less now. The
State Government has reduced the tax on them from 20% to 4%.
The reduction is expected to give a boost to the industry,
including in terms of exports. http://www.hindu.com/2005/08/10/stories/2005081004622200.htm
RECENT ITEMS OF PARTICULAR
INTEREST ON GOANET. BY BOSCO D’MELLO
Peter D'Souza forwarded an article titled "Why I'm
an anti-ant-American" authored by Dinesh D'Souza in
June 2003. The flurry of debate that followed was indicative
of some members own apprehensions regarding the political
divide in the USA. Dinesh, who once served in the Reagan
administration is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth
College and has authored many books with a pro-conservative
Jorge Noronha, the resident expert historian was quick
to indicate some historical inaccuracies that were posted
by Antonio re the Portuguese arrival in Goa, the creation
of the Mormugoa taluka and the Idalcao Palace.
Rene Barretto was on hand in the past week to update everybody
on the World Goa Day celebrations around the world from
New Jersey, Montreal, Brisbane to Toronto, Holland, New
York and beyond. World Goa Day is celebrated on August 20
of every year and is an opportunity for Goans to come together
for Goa and Goans.
The new dictat in the city of New Delhi where citizens
are being offered Rs. 2000/- per head of cattle that they
can capture and drag off the streets of New Delhi raised
eyebrows all over India with some suggesting Goa should
do the same.
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IN THE NEWS
Debating Mother Teresa's legacy to
4 Aug: BBC News.
India: Cash Cow
5 Aug: BBC. An Indian court has issued an order telling authorities
in Delhi to offer a reward for people catching stray cows
roaming the capital's streets. The Delhi High Court ordered
southern Delhi authorities to pay 2,000 rupees ($45) to anyone
delivering a stray cow to them.
Tracking the trippers from Gaza to
5 Aug: Jerusalem Post. For documentary filmmaker Yoav Shamir,
the distance between the sand dunes of Gaza and the beaches
of Goa is not as great as it seems. His new documentary, whose
working title is Flipping Out is about a small group of young
Israeli men who, following their military service, set off
for the Far East. This is cut short by a bad "trip"
following the ingestion of hallucinogenic drugs. For full
USA: Arrests of Indian immigrants.
6 Aug. Houston Chronicle. 794 words. Excerpts: The FBI and
immigration authorities are keeping mum about Romeo Fernandes,
an illegal immigrant from India, arrested a month ago for
overstaying his visa after trying to ship $29,000 in cash
by UPS to South Carolina. Nick, a second immigrant from India
who did not have proper documentation and was Fernandes' roommate
also was taken into custody. The two worked as clerks at Sunrise
Grocery in Anahuac, Fernandes for two years and Nick for two
months. Two guns were found in the house they lived in. Fernandes
and his roommate were friendly, nice, polite “and did
things for the community, like give to the local charities.”
Curry clown free to reclaim crown
6 Aug: Herald-Sun (Melbourne). Dethroned curry king Larry
Mendonca vowed yesterday to reopen his restaurant after the
Supreme Court found that he was wrongly convicted of dodgy
food handling. Mr Mendonca and his family company were convicted
and fined $40,000 over ageing pickles and insect-ridden food
found in restaurant in 2003. Mick Jagger, Serena Williams,
Elton John, Cher and John McEnroe all dined at his once-famous
restaurant. Mendonca said, "I've had offers from England,
India, Pakistan and Fiji to open a restaurant but I want to
do it in Melbourne." He is also penning his memoirs --
Cricket, Curries and Carryings On. For full text, 310 words,
For his home page click
Check out the Goan Voice UK Larry Mendonca supplement here.
[The newspaper later reported that, years ago, after a Pakistani
cricket team failed to reach Australia's modest total on the
final day of a Test match in Melbourne, Mendonca said, "The
team ate in my restaurant last night. But they still didn't
get the runs."]
My holidays; Interview; Claire Sweeney
7 Aug. The Sunday Times. Actress Claire Sweeney, star of Brookside,
Celebrity Big Brother, hit musical, Chicago etc. talks about
her favourite holidays. “I really began travelling properly
when I started working on the cruise ships … The cruises
stopped off in Goa before it became a popular package- holiday
destination, and it was still very rural. A friend who I was
working with took me to his house to meet all his family.
I was quite surprised when a pig walked through the front
door, closely followed by a line of chickens. But our hosts'
hospitality was wonderful and they made me feel incredibly
welcome. The Claire Sweeney website is at www.clairesweeney.com/
UK majority back multiculturalism
10 Aug: BBC. The majority of British people think multiculturalism
makes the country a better place, a BBC poll suggests.
But 32% think it "threatens the British way of life"
and 54% think "parts of the country don't feel like Britain
any more because of immigration". The Mori poll for the
BBC also suggests the 7 July bomb attacks have not led to
an upsurge in racial intolerance. Results Summary:
Kenya 'losing battle against corruption'
11 Aug: The Telegraph (UK). A Kenyan cabinet minister admitted
yesterday that his government was losing its battle against
corruption, less than three years after promising to wipe
it out. For full text click
UK: TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de’Sa
Sun: 14/8: ITV1: 01.00am. (95 mins).
Film: The Ghost and the Darkness. 1996.
Adventure drama about the confrontation between two Europeans
and a pair of lions that are obstructing the progress of a
railway line in East Africa during the 1890s. When the labourers
become so frightened by recurring lion attacks at their campsite
that they are reluctant to continue to work, an engineer and
a big-game hunter join forces in an attempt to outwit the
predators Starring Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer (as Col. John
Henry Patterson) and Om Puri. More about the film at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116409/
Sun.14/8: BBC 1: 10.15pm (45mins)
In this special report of the London bombings of 7/7, reporter
John Ware asks the leaders of Britain’s Muslim communities
what makes young men commit such appalling atrocities and
how they plan to tackle the growth of extremism in their midst.
Wed. 17/8: UK Food: 8.00pm (30 mins).
Cookery: Rick Stein's Fruits of the Sea
Seafood cuisine. Rick makes a spicy Goan seafood curry for
all his staff. Repeat. Last shown Dec. 2003.
Thu. 18/8: TCM: 10:45am. (125 mins).
Film: Something of Value. 1957.
Powerful drama, based on Robert Ruark's novel, about boyhood
friends who grow up with opposite views about the colonisation
of Kenya. Starring Rock Hudson and Sidney Poitier. More at
Fri. 19/8: Bollywood 4U: 12:00 (210
mins). Film: Josh. 2000.
A Goan reworking of the Romeo and Juliet story, with senseless
violence and rival gang warfare making sure the path of true
love is less than smooth. Starring Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya
Rai. More at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151150/
Fri.19/8: Channel 4: 9.30pm (30mins) Meet the Magoons
New series 1/6. Stairway to Havan. Wacky comedy set in a Glasgow
curry house. If the idea of a Glaswegian/Welsh/Asian version
of the Marx brothers appeals, then you might enjoy this daft
comedy series penned and directed by Hardeep Singh Kohli.
Fri.19/8: Nat Geographic: 9.00pm
(60mins) The Great Indian Witch Hunt
In Western India, misfortunes are widely attributed to the
work of supposed witches, which has led to angry mobs, murder
and even beheadings in recent years. Journalist Sohaila Kapur
examines how fear drives this scapegoating of women and how
superstition has created a thriving cottage industry.
Thurs. 11/8: BBC Radio 4: 11:30pm
(30 mins). Documentary. Breaking Ground
Liz Carney tells the story of a remarkable collaboration between
a West Yorkshire farmer and a group of Asian allotment holders.
They lived in the same town but their lives were worlds apart
until they found a mutual interest in growing coriander
Thurs.18/8: BBC Radio 4: 2.15pm (45mins)
Afternoon Play: Behind Closed Doors
In the course of one night three women reel from the shock
of the sudden death of six month old Rosie. Tara, Rosie’s
mother shuts herself away having formally accused her mother-in-law
Savita, of being responsible. Terrified of the future Savita
awaits questioning at the police station while her daughter
Neela paces the corridors outside. By Lekha Desai Morrison.
for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon
Sun. 14 Aug. Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham
Road, Croydon. Konkani Dramatic Association, UK presents a
Konkani Musical Show "Goencho
Avaz". Top Comedians and Singers from Goa will be touring
UK, Canada, France, Portugal and USA. For further information
contact Domacian Moniz: 0208 376 1609 / 07940 501196. Or email
Sun. 21 Aug. G.O.A.
Six-A-Side Football Tournament from 9.30am at Coldharbour
Leisure Centre, Chapel Farm Road, New Eltham, London SE9 3LX.
£44 per team. Draw will take place on 15th August 2005.
Contact: Val Nunes 01322 445743; Darren Fernandes 07956 117703.
Sun. 28 Aug. 5.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy.
Konkani Mass will be celebrated
at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High
Street, Cranford, Middlesex
Sun. 28 Aug. G. O.A.
SPORTS DAY at Archbishop Lanfranc School. Contact:
Peter Rodrigues 020 - 8399 4883. For stall applications: Norma
Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457
Sat. 10 Sep. G.O.A.
EXCURSION TO BRUGES. Sightseeing and shopping trip
to this lovely Belgian town. Planned pick-up points –
Greenford, Tooting Broadway and Norbury. Further details from
- Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457, Bernie Gracias 020
- 8723 1322
Sun. 18 Sep. G.O.A.
Trook Tournament at the ATC Hall, South Wimbledon.
Contacts: Jacinto Fernandes 020 - 8542 5427. Diego Pinto 020
- 8767 0663, Lazarus Rato 020 – 8767 0342.
Sun. 25 Sep. 5.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy.
Konkani Mass will be celebrated
at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High
Street, Cranford, Middlesex
Sat 1 Oct. HELP A POOR
CHILD. 25th Anniversary Gala Ball - Harrow Leisure
Centre, 7.00p.m. to 3.00a.m. Music by Mustang, Dark Star,
Say One Do One and other entertaining artists. Visit the HAPC
web site www.helpapoorchild.com for more details
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