Newsletter. Issue 2005-26. July 14, 2005
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UK: Vernon Mascarenhas
Vernon Mascarenhas featured in the very first issue of this newsletter, on 1 July 1999! At that time he owned Cucina, a chic Hampstead restaurant frequented by Michael Palin, ex-Beatle George Harrison, and singer Kate Bush among others. Now he is joint owner of a 150 acre Surrey farm growing an extensive range of herbs, fruit, vegetables and flowers for the top end of the restaurant trade. Vernon was born in Mombasa in 1964, the son of the late Sonny (Sangolda, Goa) and Carmen (Assagao, Goa). The family emigrated to Norwich, Norfolk, in 1967.
19 May. Caterer & Hotelkeeper. … According to Vernon Mascarenhas, partner at Secretts Direct, the trade arm of Surrey's Secretts Farm, the sales of flowers to restaurants has increased massively in recent seasons.
Westbury Client Focus. Excerpt: Secrett’s Direct has been trading since August 2002. As the brainchild of Gregg Wallace and Vernon Mascarenhas, they have, in little over two and half years, established a real niche in supplying some of London’s finest eateries, with top quality, fresh British fruit and vegetables… For full text click here.
Secretts is at Hurst Farm, Chapel Lane, Milford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5HU tel: 01483 520 500, They have a Pick Your Own facility as well as a wide range of shops, including fish. The mail order division at The Company also runs an outlet in Selfridges.

Lauren-Nicole Fernandes: The Far Pavilions
Lauren-Nicole Fernandes, aged 9 will be appearing in The Far Pavilions - The Musical - Shaftesbury Theatre, in London's West End as Young Princess Anjuli from 22 July onwards. Lauren-Nicole has been dancing since the age of 2½. At school she actively participates in class/school productions, plays the violin in the orchestra, sings in the choir and attends speech and drama classes. In April 2005, she passed her LAMDA speech and drama exam with distinction. She has taken part in other West End productions with her dance school. Lauren is the daughter of Debbie and Blaise Fernandes of Ilford, Essex (ex-Nairobi). For the Far Pavilions website see

Chris Dias has been appointed GM of Land Rover' Kenya
7 Jul: Coast Week (Mombasa, Kenya). Chris Dias has been appointed as General Manager Land Rover Kenya to be based in Nairobi. He has been the Regional Manager-Coast for CMC Motors Group Ltd. Chris holds a bachelor of Commerce degree. He attained a chartered status, Masters in Science (Wales) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).

Warren D’Souza: Hockey: Junior World Cup
9 Jul: New Straits Times (Malaysia). While the English were celebrating after winning the 2012 Olympics host job, in Rotterdam, they lost 1-0 to India. British player Warren D'Souza, whose house in London is only a 10-minute walk from the future Games village had some reason to cheer. He said, "We were watching television with the entire team at our hotel room when news of London winning came through. We had one big party at the hotel after that. I am 18 years old, so in 2012, I will be at my peak and it would be a great experience." For text click here.

Pio Gama Pinto to be honoured
10 July. East African Standard. The Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation is set to honour freedom fighter Pio Gama Pinto with a posthumous award. The inaugural Uhuru Award will be presented to Pinto’s widow at a ceremony to be presided over by Jomo Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Prof Ali Mazrui next Friday in Nairobi … Writing in 1967, Odinga said, "Pinto might have been a Goan but he was African as the truest Kenyan nationalist. There is no phase of our struggle in which he did not play an invaluable part." 438 words. For full text click here.
12 Jul: East African Standard. Raila roots for Truth and Justice Commission. See

Keith Vaz: Donning football boots to support civic appeal
11 Jul: Leicester Mercury. MPs have agreed to turn out for a five-a-side football challenge in aid of the Lord Mayor of Leicester's appeal. Patricia Hewitt, Sir Peter Soulsby, Edward Garnier, David Taylor, and Keith Vaz will play against a team from the city council. The match kicks off at noon on Friday at the Merlyn Vaz Sports Centre, in the grounds of Hamilton Community College, Leicester. After the first 10-minute half, the MPs will retire to the sidelines and their places will be taken by a team of youngsters from the school. Mr Vaz, who organised the event, said: "We're not all fit enough to cope with much more than 10 minutes at a time, and we don't want to have to call a by-election so soon after the General Election.” For full text click here.

Big Apple feels the South Asian impact
12 Jul: BBC. It is six o'clock in the evening on a typical Wednesday in New York City and Floyd Cardoz's kitchen near 25th street and Madison Ave is getting busy. Crab cake with South Indian upma polenta, avocado salad and north Indian tamarind chutney is being made as an appetiser in one corner. Freshly made Elysian Fields lamb with braised long squash, silk squash and garam masala sauce is being cooked as a main course at the other. For photo and full text click here.
For a profile on Floyd Cardoz see


13 Jul: Bexleyheath, Kent. PEDRO MIGUEL DIAS lovingly known by all his friends and family as PM. (aged 82, ex-Raia, Goa and Nakuru Kenya). Beloved husband of Lucy, sadly missed by his children Ann, Marian, and Andrew, grandchildren Chris, Scott, Theo and Etienne, son-in-laws Joe and Chris, daughter-in-law Alice and all his friends and family. Please pray for him. Condolence messages to
Funeral to take place at St Thomas More Church, Long Lane Bexleyheath, Kent. Details will be posted at No flowers please. Donations to Eleanor Hospice if desired.

12 Jul: Vasco, Goa, GREGORIO FRANCISCO INCACIO GOES. Husband of Filomena Dias e Goes. Father of Greffy/Gilbert (U.K), Gilma/Remy, Neves/Flocy (U.K) ,Gerson/Dielle (U.K),

11 Jul. Finchley, London. ROQUE ANTONIO JOSE LUIS, aged 79 (ex-Raia, Goa and Nakuru, Kenya). Dearly loved husband of Maria, much loved by sons Braulio & Santana, daughter Martha, daughter-in-law Karen, son-in-law Placido and grandson Darren. Will be sadly missed by family and friends. The family have asked for your prayers. Condolence messages to
Funeral Mass to take place at St Mary’s RC Church, 279 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 8HG on Tuesday 19th July 2005 at 11am. No flowers please, donations in his memory, if desired, to be sent to The Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association
( and/or Age Concern, The Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley, London N2 8LT.

11 Jun: Velim, Goa. ALBERTO LUIS D'SILVA (Ex-EAR&H, Tanga, Tanzania). Husband of Annie. Father of Milbor/Pearl, Ashley/Filomena, Jacqueline / Mariano Menezes, Grandfather of Karl, Natalie, Christopher, Divya, Nicoleta, Alfreeda & Aninha.

4 Jul: Metairie, New Orleans, USA. MARIA TEREZA D'SOUZA, a retired saleswoman for D.H. Holmes department stores, died Monday at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 75. She was born in Goa, India, and lived in Metairie for the past 20 years. She was a parishioner of St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church Ministry. Survivors include a son, Oscar R. D'Souza of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a daughter, Maria D. Cook; two brothers, Roberto and Cleto D'Cruz; a sister, Dortheia Gonzalvez; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 4317 Richland Ave., Metairie. Details at

Damian Santos’ Family Thanks You
Mabel, Dawn, David, Derek and Natasha Santos would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to their numerous relatives and friends for their kind support, mass offerings, cards and words of comfort on the death of Damian, beloved husband and much-loved father. As a token of appreciation, a mass has been offered for your intentions.
Damian Santos of Brent Cross, London; ex-Dar-es-Salaam died on 12 Feb. 2005 in Parra, Goa.


The London Blasts: A Goan Policeman speaks
From Irvin Fernandes, Metropolitan Police Sergeant, Marylebone Police Station. London. Londoners cannot comprehend how these terrorists managed to evade detection by Anti-Terrorist Police and hit at the centre of our beautiful City. Detectives believe that some of the terrorist members may be British Citizens actually living in and around London. The Prime Minister Tony Blair and London's Mayor Ken Livingstone have vowed to capture and bring the people responsible for these outrageous atrocities to justice no matter what it takes.
Irvin has been a Metropolitan Police Officer for over 17 years responsible for Community Policing on the streets of London as well as dealing with Major Incidents involving Mass Riots, Public Disorder and Terrorist Incidents. He recently returned from Amman, Jordan after a year training the Iraqi Police. He was born in Nairobi, Kenya and went to St. Teresa's Boys School in Eastleigh. In 1972 he left Nairobi with his family and travelled to Goa. There he completed his secondary education and taught in local schools. He arrived in the UK in 1984. He is married and lives in Croydon, Surrey

London calling: Goans work the phones to hear relatives
8 Jul: Gomantak Times. By Reuven Proença. As news of Thursday’s terror attacks in London flashed on televisions screens the ripples of shock were felt even here in Goa where hundreds of families across the state tried desperately to reach families and friends in Britain … Isabel Correa was working the phones till late last night trying to get in touch with her brothers Mariano and Jerry, both of whom work in London. Full text at

British Muslims fear backlash after London bomb attacks
8 Jul: BBC.

Move to limit backlash against Muslims
9 Jul: The Guardian. Ethnic minorities. Community leaders and police meet as reports grow of assaults and threats.,16132,1524576,00.html

Colour matters in London
9 Jul: Hindustan Times. When terror strikes the West, it's best to batten down the hatches - especially if you are of the 'wrong' skin colour. For full text click here.

Businessmen cautious but upbeat
9 Jul: Times of India. It may be only two days after multiple bomb blasts rocked London, but Gujarati businessmen with interests in UK are putting on a brave face and say the terrorist acts will not rock their boat. And an impact, if any at all, would be negligible given Britain’s multi-cultural fabric. But for Hirji Patel the greatest fear is racial tensions, that had eased over the past 10-15 years, rearing their ugly head again. …

Open mind over bombers' identity. By Gordon Corera
10 Jul: BBC News. Gordon Corera is security correspondent for the BBC. For full text see
Gordon Corera has been much in the news in the last week. His father was born in South India (Tamil Nadu) but the family has a home in Goa (near Cavelossim) which he visits regularly. He says that he has a deep affection for Goa as he has spent many happy times there. For a profile of him see

Calls for calm as fear of severe backlash grows
13 Jul: The Guardian: Police pledge to crack down quickly on hate crimes after meetings with community leaders. For full text click here.

London: Not the Same
13 Jul: Hindustan Times. By Vijay Dutt.,004300140001.htm

Schools get racial tension advice
13 Jul: BBC. The UK's biggest union for teachers is telling members to be prepared for increased ethnic tensions between pupils, following the London bombs. For full text click here.

House of Commons: PM Question Time on London Bombings
13 Jul: SPEAKER: Are there questions to the prime minister?
KEITH VAZ: … is [the Prime Minister] aware that in the last seven days, there have been over 100 reported race hate attacks on members of the British Asian community? Will he ensure that he and his ministers will take every step necessary to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice and that no individual or organization will be allowed to imperil the diverse and multicultural society that is Britain today and that is the envy of the world?
BLAIR: Well, I'm sure the whole House will agree with sentiments that my right honorable friend has outlined and expressed.


From Indi Shambi, BBC, Birmingham:
Desi DNA is to have a third series on BBC 2 television. We are looking for UK Goan artists and designers and also would like to feature the Asian community in Portugal. I also am keen to find young artists (visual arts, photographer etc) living in Portugal and also exploring the dance scene too. Maybe there is a Goan-Portuguese DJ or an Asian underground dance scene happening? Please contact me at (Forwarded by James D'Souza).

From Eddie Fernandes. I would like to contact Leo Pereira, aged 27, a timeshare salesman based in the UK. If you know of him please email


Can the Indian rain trick pull in tourists?
9 Jul: The Telegraph (UK). Rain is not an obvious attraction for Britons in search of a tropical holiday. But Indian officials are planning to exploit the romance of the monsoon season in order to attract more visitors. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is investigating a new initiative to launch "monsoon packages" in regions such as Goa. For full text click here.

Goa, the monsoon paradise
10 Jul: WedIndia.

New Low Cost Airlines Take Flight in India
10 Jul: Voice of America.

Goa: Palolem Beach
9 Jul: Edmonton Journal (Alberta). By Paul Bennett … At Palolem Beach we find an island-studded bay, waves breaking on clean white sand and picturesque waterfront accommodation scattered through coconut groves. We sink into foam-covered beach lounges at Madam DaSilva's and order icy Kingfisher beer and club sandwiches. We have finally reached our dream destination, we're ready to take a break in "Paradise.


Sardinha elected Speaker of Goa Assembly
10 Jul: Deccan Herald. Amidst uproarious scenes, veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister Francisco Sardinha was today elected Speaker of the Goa Assembly even as opposition BJP staged a walk out on the issue, terming the election as illegal … The lone woman MLA, Victoria Fernandes, was elected Deputy Speaker. For full text click here.

The brain behind the first digitalised library
10 Jul. The Hindu. Pandurang V. Konnur had a passion for revolutionising information science and years of his efforts culminated in setting up of the library of the Goa University, the first among its counterparts to be fully digitalized … Besides, libraries in colleges affiliated to Goa University have been brought under the University Internet network and one can know the availability of books in various colleges at the click of a mouse to
Text of the article at:


Dominic Fernandes faithfully provides Goanet with many 'sayings' in Konkani and English. Many are witty but they are also invariably, profound. The one that caught my eye recently, said "like the birds, let us leave behind what we do not need to carry, like grudges, sorrows, pain, fears, regrets and heartaches. Fly light." Dominic is also well known for his excellent articles on Goan customs and traditions of old.

Understandably, the issue of the bomb blasts in London last week which killed at least 52 people has been hotly debated by those pro the American/British policy on Iraq and those who have serious reservations about it. The bomb blasts have been seen all over the world on television and it is of interest to note the reaction to Londoners from different Goan communities worldwide.

Possibly, most readers of the Goan Voice (UK) are readers 'of a certain age' who arrived into the UK from different parts of the world. In general, most such 'newcomer's are economic migrants but a lively debate has taken place that many were indeed political migrants in the first instance. Do find out more about this on Goanet.

Material on the population growth in India is a continuing theme. However, we may not have considered the complexity of this issue to any great extent. An opportunity to do so now is available in an excellent and informative article on Goanet. So, do read about population clocks in different parts of India, and especially, in Goa.

Finally, what about the nun who has been denied the opportunity to study for the Bar to practise as a lawyer? Should such a barrier be placed on the nun or has the law been an ass?

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After techies, dentists head for Britain
7 Jul: Indian Express. According to health experts, the United Kingdom is facing an acute shortage of nearly 5,000 dentists and is looking at India to fill the gap. A nationwide training-cum-recruitment drive across five cities has already seen over 200 practicing dentists registered.

Spicy competition: Bottled curry aims to win
7 Jul: The Hook (Charlottesville VA, USA) You might not have heard of Irene and Ron Castelino and their small, locally owned Curry and Spice Co., but leaders in the specialty food industry certainly have. Just one year-old, this enterprise specializing in fully prepared and bottled Indian curries. Their Goa Coconut Curry is a rich, creamy curry from the coastal region of western India, Irene was born and raised in Bombay. As a busy UVA nurse and mother, she didn't always have the luxury of leisurely cooking time. Ironically, her time-saving concept is keeping her busier than ever these days. Photo and full text click here.

Fusion of Indian and Chinese cuisines is making inroads in Houston
7 Jul: The Houston Chronicle. Houston is defined by immigrants and their restaurants. Enter Indian Wok and Bombay Garden Indian-Chinese Restaurant, the latest Houston eateries to embrace the Indo-Chinese trend. "Five years ago, when I opened Talk of the Town in New York, there were three other Indo-Chinese restaurants in Queens," Bombay Garden owner Mario Noronha says. "Now there are 25, with more on the way."

Leo Pinto: I won hockey gold in London [1948]
7 Jul: MidDay. Leo Pinto, aged 91 of Bandra, Bombay, India, celebrated when London won the Olympic bid for 2012. The former India hockey goalkeeper still considers London to be close to his heart. ‘‘After all, I played my first Olympics in London, and we won the gold.’’

Franky Godinho: Dubai's top junior chef
7 Jul: ITP Net. Young chef Franky Godinho has become the first back-to-back winner of the Emirates Culinary Guild’s Junior Chef of the Year competition. The 26-year-old Goan emerged victorious after 450 hopefuls battled in competition for a week. Godinho’s triumph has earned him a week in London, where he will work at the Sheraton Park Lane, meet celebrity chefs and visit some of the city’s leading restaurants. “I can’t wait to go to London as I have heard so much about the restaurant scene there.” For full text click here.

Indian judge extends police custody of suspected British pedophile
8 Jul: Yahoo News. An Indian court on Friday extended police custody of Duncan Grant who is accused of sexually abusing boys in a children's shelter he once ran in Bombay. Prosecutor Vijay Nahar told the court that police needed to take Grant south to Goa to probe allegations by a young boy that he had been ordered to accompany a group of foreigners to the beach-rimmed state and perform sexual services.

India plans for 'medical visas'
8 Jul: BBC. The Indian government has decided to introduce medical visas to try to boost the emerging "medical tourism" industry. Presently foreigners must use tourist visas, which are limited in duration and cannot be extended. Medical visas would be extendable for the length of the treatment, lasting for up to a year.

Goa to sell `rain drops` to nature lovers
8 Jul: Business Standard. Goa will not have an 'off season' as far as tourism is concerned. The state tourism department has drawn out a proposal to attract tourists in the monsoons as well. It plans to sell "rain drops" to nature-loving tourists. For full text click here.

Ghana Denies Barreto’s Charges
8 Jul: GhanaWeb. The Ghana Football Association has denied charges by former national coach, Mariano Barreto that he left the Black Stars job because he felt threatened. Barreto has told FIFA that his decision to quit the Ghana job last year was because his life was under threat during his short spell in Ghana … Ghana is seeking ten million dollars compensation from Barreto for breaching the three-year contract with the GFA … For full text click here.
See also 15 Jun. GhanaWeb. My life was under threat – Barreto For text click here. [Mariano Barreto was born in Ribandar, Goa in 1957. More info in newsletter issue 2005-18]

Book Review: Guardian of the Dawn. By Richard Zimler
9 Jul: Sydney Morning Herald. Richard Zimler's tales of the Jewish Zarco clan continue with Guardian of the Dawn, which is set largely in late 16th- and early 17th-century southern India and thus sits between Zimler's earlier works, The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, set in early 16th-century Europe, and Hunting Midnight, which touches on the 19th-century trans-Atlantic slave trade… Zimler is a passionate writer. The Christians of Goa, Francis Xavier most of all, don't fare well here.

Changing Times, New Age Women & Single Moms … The New Way of Life.
10 Jul: 24X7 (India). By Joanne D’Souza. Waiting around for Mr. Right to come along is a thing of the past for the new age woman, and though he might come along at a later stage parenthood need not wait for his arrival. With single parenting and independent moms, becoming a rising phenomenon it very well qualifies as the new way of life around the globe. For full text click here.

Kenya: Sanjay Shah: No place to call home
11 Jul. The Nation (Kenya). Sanjay Shah has had no nationality for over a year since being kicked out of Britain where he had sought citizenship. For the last 13 months been sleeping at Nairobi airport. Now he is to be given British nationality. For photo and text, 1414 words, click here.

Negative side of tourism development
11 Jul. Bangkok Post. Said Albertina Almeida of Bailan Choosad [sic] Goa: ``Tourism needs all kind of infrastructure - land availability, single window availability (for clearance of bureaucratic permits and procedures). But whose land is going and what price are they getting? It's like having foreign territory on local soil because [locals] have no say in the local areas. The challenge is for us (NGOs) to puncture the glamour of globalisation and the projections they make about tourism. We need to recognise and expose the other sides of the story.'' For full text click here.

Now, dress code for churchgoers
12 Jul: BBC. Miniskirts, tight outfits and plunging necklines are inappropriate for Sunday Mass, the Catholic Church in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) says. Pained by churchgoers' fashion sense, the Archbishop of Mumbai, Cardinal Ivan Dias, has urged the faithful to dress modestly during services.
14 Jul: Indian Express. Christians oppose Archbishop's mini-skirt ban. Excerpt: In Goa people go in mini-skirts, frocks or jeans and T-shirts to pray in the churches according to their culture. Therefore, the dress code is not acceptable … Text at
14 Jul: Herald (Goa). Goan youth respect dress code to church.

Dumped at birth, woman sues parents 28 yrs on
12 Jul: Globe & Mail (Canada). A 28-year-old Indian woman is suing her parents because she was abandoned soon after she and her twin sister were born. Her lawyer says that a separate criminal action Dimple Menezes will file could send her parents to prison for up to seven years. As well as meeting her biological mother, Ms. Menezes, a computer-science graduate, has met her siblings but doesn't get on with them, especially her twin sister who is "quite opposite in nature to me." For full text click here.

Fort Dodge Supports Street Dog Charity
13 Jul: K9 Magazine (UK). Animal health specialist Fort Dodge is helping the street dogs of Goa by supplying its Duramune dog vaccine, free of charge, to charity International Animal Rescue (IAR), which cares for them and controls their numbers. Street dogs are a major problem in Goa, a region popular with tourists on the west coast of India. Sussex-based charity, IAR operates a fully equipped animal health centre called Animal Tracks near the north Goan town of Mapusa.

Remo Fernandes’ New Music Video
13 Jul: Toronto Star. …Last week, Andy Cato of dance music duo Groove Armada began releasing singles only to customers of United Kingdom wireless carrier O2. Indian pop star Remo Fernandes took things one step further by launching his latest music video through the wireless airwaves. Mobile customers of Tata Indicom will be able to download the video for aptly titled "Love on SMS" before it's on TV. For full text click here.

UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de’Sa


Thu. 14/7: Sky Travel: 10:00pm (30mins). Tourist Police: Goa
Documentary series about law enforcers who have to deal with troublesome holidaymakers. The hunt for illegal raves on the Goan beaches. Meanwhile, during daylight hours, police patrol the beaches trying to persuade female sunbathers to put their tops back on. Repeat, originally broadcast May 2002

Sat. 16/7: Living: 1:20pm (30mins) Trolley Dollies
Docusoap following the exploits of the cabin crew on board Excel airlines. A gang of tired Trolley Dollies head for Goa

Sun. 17/7: Nat. Geographic: 9.00pm (60mins) Unlocking Da Vinci’s Code
Was Mary Magdalene the wife of Jesus and the mother of his child? A detailed investigation into the contentious claims posited by novelist Dan Brown.

Tues. 19/7: BBC 2: 11.20pm (110mins) Congo: White King, Red Rubber, And Black Death
King Leopold of Belgium’s brutal colonisation of central Africa, in which he carved out an empire based on terror in order to harvest rubber. Families were often held as hostages, starving to death if the men failed to produce enough wild rubber, with children’s hands chopped off as punishment for late deliveries. An insight into Belgium’s colonial rule.

Tues. 19/7: ITV 1: 8.00pm (60mins) Package Holiday Undercover
New series. 1/6: New series of vacation investigations begins with a hotel in Kenya where you don’t need to go on safari to get intimate with the wildlife.

Wed. 20/7: BBC 1: 9.00pm (60mins) Undercover Nurse – a Panorama Special
Following last week’s episode of hospital hygiene, reporter Shabnam Grewal presents the disturbing results of what can happen within the NHS when you are old and not regarded as a priority.

Sat. 23/7: Living: 12:50pm (30mins) Trolley Dollies
Docusoap following the exploits of the cabin crew on board Excel airlines. The gang are in for a surprise when they visit a Goan market.


Thurs. 21/7: BBC Radio 4: 11.30am (35mins) Political Bollywood
2/2. Continuing the exploration of political issues within the film industry, Hindu/ Muslim hatreds, women’s rights and the hypocrisies of Indian society are among issues that have inspired films as have the political and psychological effects of partition. Presented by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Fri. 15 Jul. 7pm until midnight. Midsummer Fund Raising Dance @ Bottwell Hall, Botwell Lane, Hayes, Music by the band "Mustang" and disco by "Nite Life." Tickets advance only £10:00 children under 10 yrs £5:00. For tickets: Sean Almeida 07841 383709; George Hillier 020 8908 1039; Tony Lobo 020 8542 0528; Alison Braganza 07799 586793.

Sat. 16 Jul. Dr. Ribeiro Goan School (Nairobi) Reunion. 5.00 - 11.30 p.m. Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon. Contact Donald & Alvira 0208 300 6154; Viv & Reggie Remedios 0208 204 1912; Lambert Pereira 0208 570 2347; Cornelius Monteiro 0208 681 8716

Sun. 24 Jul. 5.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex

Sun 31 Jul: 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. Contact: Diego Pinto 020 - 8767 0663 Alfred Rebello 020 – 8337 8022. For stall applications: Bernie Gracias 020 – 8723 1322

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 at:

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. 21 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


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