Newsletter. Issue 2005-11. Mar 17, 2005
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UK General Election: Leicester East: It is Suella Fernandes vs Keith Vaz
11 Mar. Trainee barrister Suella Fernandes, of London, will contest Leicester East against Keith Vaz. Suella, 24, is confident of making an impact on East Leicester voters: "Labour’s Keith Vaz is doing Leicester no favours," she says.
Suella Fernandes has been an active member of her local community. Her father, Christie Fernandes, (ex- Nairobi - Dr Ribeiro School - Class of '63 and Assagao, Goa) is a local activist. Uma Fernandes, her mother, is a nurse and a local Councillor and was a Parliamentary candidate.
For a Goan Voice UK profile of Suella, click here.

Roy de Souza of ZEDO
8 Mar: PR Newswire (US). ZEDO Inc. has signed up 31 new customers in the last three months…Roy de Souza, CEO of ZEDO Inc. noted, "With the resurgence of online advertising, we are witnessing a tremendous demand in the recent months for high quality ad serving by companies.”
ZEDO ( is the leading worldwide provider of Ad Serving solutions for today's online advertising needs. ZEDO is a global company with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Boston, the UK and India.
Roy de Souza was born in Nairobi in 1970, the son of Fitz and Romola de Souza; brother of Veena, Maya and Mark who now live in the UK. He received his early education at St. Mary’s School in Nairobi. For a profile of him see He is a frequent visitor to London and expects to attend the Saligao Feast celebrations on 1 May 2005 at Bishop Thomas Grant School, London

Canada: TV: Sex is a hot menu item. Stephen Lobo
12 Mar. Vancouver Sun. Excerpts: Godiva’s premieres on Wed. (Mar, 16) at 10 p.m. on Bravo, the first of 6 weekly one hour TV programmes. It features Kate, played by Erin Karpluk and Ramir played by Stephen Lobo. Part Goan and part Iranian, Lobo only quite recently finished drama school in London, England after a stint at the University of Toronto…The raw new show isn't for children. Karpluk and Lobo signed nudity clauses in their contracts…
For the trailer, storyline, stills etc. see:
Quotes: Ramir is Godiva’s new head chef, a second-generation immigrant from India with a big ego and the talent to support it. Macho, handsome and sexy, Ramir is the restaurant’s alpha male…
For a videoclip (4.08 minutes) of a Bravo! interview click here.
For a profile of Stephen Lobo click here.

Canada: The Right Retirement Care
Toronto: See the five part Merella Fernandez's newserial "Suddenly Senior: Finding The Right Retirement Care" Follow the links at
For a profile of Merella Fernandez see

Rock bid to hit £10k target
10 Mar. Wiltshire Times. Loud music and head banging are on the menu tomorrow night as a tsunami fundraising concert is set to rock revellers. This week £1,000 was sent off to the South Indian Federation of Fisherman Societies, which covers Nagapattinam in the Tamil Nadu province of Sri Lanka - one of the areas targeted by the Wiltshire Rocks campaign. Organiser Kurt Paulus said: "SIFFS was brought to the attention of the WRTA fundraisers by Dr Joel Almeida, who is well known in getting people in the region back on their feet. Tickets for the event are £5 and are available on the door.

On Monday April 24th 1905 the Entebbe Goan Institute (E.G.I.) was founded by 30 stalwart Goans. On Sunday July 24th 2005 a reunion is planned in Toronto, Canada to celebrate the centenary. The annual “Viva Goa” festival takes place on Saturday July 23rd so visitors to Toronto, with E.G.I. connections, will enjoy a Goan weekend they will long remember. The E.G.I. Reunion committee will appreciate all those who are interested in attending this reunion to contact any one of the following, and provide us with their e-mail address for future communications: "Armand Rodrigues" "Prip DeSouza" "Nick DeMello" "Al Lobo"


15 Mar: Mapusa, Goa. REMEDIOS ( REMY) BRITTO (born 1925, Ex-Kampala, Uganda). Beloved husband of Agnes. Loving father of Wency/Aurora (UK), Alban/Theresa (UK), Wendy/Cajetan(Canada) & Marie (UK). Loving Grandfather of Cyndi, Jessica, Kenneth, Kate, Kelly & Olivia. Brother of late Nestor/Philomena (UK), Late Felix/Eula(UK), Angela/Late Lamartina Coutinho (Canada), Late Margaret/Late Francis Quiterio (Mombasa) & Mary/Francis Gomes. Brother-in-law of Clara Faria, William/Leticia Faria & Lawrie/Ruby Faria(Zanzibar). Funeral on 18th Mar. 2005 at 3.45 to St. Jerome's church Mapusa

15 Mar. : Carmona, Goa. REDULACAO GABRIEL PEREIRA. Wife of late Jose Laurente Pereira. Mother of Francis(London), Romeo/Natty, Tony, Xavier/Jennifer, Johnson/Liza, Linda/Domnic, Zita/Late Ashok, Pamela/Mario, Angela/Cruz.

13 Mar. Nairobi, Kenya. FATHER ERIC CONDILLAC, S.J. (ex-Saligao, Goa) He served in Poona, Goa, Ahmedabad, and in East Africa. He is survived by his sisters, Sr. Effie Condillac (Domitilla), Good Shepherd Convent, Bangalore and Adela Fernandes, Bombay. He is the brother of late Dr. Michael, Karachi; Kampala, late Major Vincent, Bombay, late Louis, Kampala & Belgaum, late Francis, Bombay, late Ernest, Bombay. Funeral will be on Tue. March 15th at 3:00 pm at the Jesuit Cemetry in the grounds of the Retreat House, Nairobi. Condolences to

10 Mar: Orlim, Goa. JOSEPH VAS (ex- Kenya Admin, Ngong, Nairobi; Ruislip, Middlesex, UK). Husband of the late Higina Dourado Vas. Father of Iva/Tony, Tony/Jan (Canada), Milena/Tim, Olvina/Reuben, Phillip/Pathma, and Norah. Grandfather of Judy, Brendon, Vanessa, Karen, Richard, James, Lyndsey, Tanya, Simon: Great Grandfather of Kieve, Rhiannon and Anisa. Condolences to


A Saint Seen And Traffic Cops Evaded
10 Mar: North Devon Journal. [Travel article on Old Goa and tricks to evade the Traffic Police in Goa]. For full text click here.

UK: Mehrotra in bid to offer cruises from Goa
11 Mar. Tradewinds (Norway). UK-based Ravi Mehrotra owner is setting his sights on the cruise game out of Goa. His company hopes to start with cruises from Goa to the Lakshadweep Islands. Mehrotra, who heads up London-based Foresight, aims to charter one ship initially and later expand to a fleet of five. He only has verbal government agreement to operate cruiseships to Lakshadweep, about 360 miles from Goa and embracing two dozen islands, only 10 of which are inhabited. The Lakshadweep islands are largely closed to foreigners. Goa has been chosen as a home port because of its air connections. 710 words.

It's a real Goa.
11 Mar: Travel Weekly. Excerpts: Last year Jewel In The Crown added an extra 200 seats a week to Goa, making it the largest independent operator to Goa with a capacity of 20,000. Managing director Platon Loizou said: "The tsunami did not lead to Goa becoming more popular on the basis it was seen as a safer destination. Instead people stayed away. January was a slow month with the average sale price less than last year. More than a third of our passengers to Goa are repeat bookers.”

Learn to cook in Asia.
12 Mar: The Independent (UK). Excerpts: Goa. If you've ever wearied simply reading the list of ingredients in an Indian recipe, this course near the beaches of northern Goa is for you. Chefs Priya Gogte and Judy Cardozo understand that visitors want to soak up the sun as well as quench their thirst for culinary knowledge. The Curry in a Hurry class cleverly reduces north and south Indian dishes to simple formulae so that you'll soon be able to knock out delicious meals. Cost: from £445 including accommodation. Flights are extra. For details visit or Tel 020 7371 1113.


Governor is misusing power claims Parrikar
10 Mar: Times of India. Accusing Governor S C Jamir of "misusing powers under President's rule", the BJP in Goa on Thursday said it would launch a statewide agitation if its demand for his recall was not met. It also warned to take to the streets if the arrest of party workers was not stopped immediately.

'Central Rule to be lifted from Goa'
12 Feb: Times of India. Congress leaders in Goa today claimed the President's Rule may be lifted from the state and Pratapsingh Rane reinstated as Chief Minister as they have "cleared the misunderstanding about happenings here" during a meeting with President A P J Abdul Kalam and senior party leaders in New Delhi.

Goa BJP demands reinstatement of Parrikar ministry
12 Mar: Outlook India.

Supreme Court to continue hearing Parrikar's plea on Goa
14 Mar: Hindustan Times. The Supreme Court on Monday said it would continue hearing the petition filed by former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, challenging Governor's decision to dismiss the BJP Government and install Congress Government before imposition of President Rule in the state… The Court posted the matter for further hearing after two weeks.,000900040002.htm

Cong MLAs not for fresh polls in Goa
14 Mar. Financial Express. It is barely a week that the President’s rule was imposed in Goa, the Congress legislators have initiated a move to stage a comeback. They have also approached Congress high command on Thursday with a plea that the state Assembly should not be dissolved.

No intention to dissolve Goa Assembly: Governor
16 Mar: NewIndPress. Goa Governor S C Jamir on Tuesday said he had "no intention" of dissolving the State Assembly, which is in suspended animation and claimed that even when a government was in place, the administration was run by bureaucrats. For full text click here


India: National Postal strike from March 15
10 Mar: Navhind Times. All postal unions in Goa namely have unanimously resolved to participate in an indefinite strike called by three major postal federations of the country, commencing from March 15.

Andhra Pradesh leads in flesh trade
11 Mar: The Hindu. Nearly 25 to 85 per cent of sex workers in other States hail from Andhra Pradesh. In a startling revelation at a workshop on `eradication of prostitution' it was revealed that 80 per cent of sex workers in Goa were from Andhra Pradesh… The country had nearly eight million sex workers and at least 200 girls were being driven into it every day,

Two rapes, four murders every hour in India
11 Mar: Times of India. Excerpts: In its latest report "Crime in India", related to 2002, the National Crime Records Bureau states that a total of 5,531,172 cognisable crimes were registered of which 1,780,330 were crimes attracting provisions of the Indian Penal Code. Goa accounted for the highest rate of accidental deaths - 71 per 100,000 population, as compared to the national average of 26.4.

Anti-conversion Bill: Christians see trouble
11 Mar. Rediff. Christian religious leaders have said that a move by the Rajasthan government to bring into force an anti-conversion legislation in the state would be used as a tool by fundamentalists to harass minorities.

Goa: Mobiles banned in schools
12 Mar: Herald. The use of mobile phones by students and teachers on school campus’ has been strictly banned following an order issued by the Education Department today.

Elvis Presley is singing in Goa!
12 Mar: Hindustan Times. The Drop Anchor bar-cum-restaurant in North Goa's Baga Beach regularly organises 'Elvis Presley Nights' to attract tourists, especially foreigners. It specially calls in lookalikes of the King of Rock from Sweden to entertain the guests with their brand of rock music. 621 words.,00110005.htm

Goa: Talk on tourism-related paedophilia on March 16
13 Mar: Navhind Times. The Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Alto-Porvorim, will organise a talk/discussion on ‘Tourism-related paedophilia: some insights’ on March 16. The presentation will examine the position of children in Goa with particular reference to the impact of tourism.

Goa experiences tremors
14 Mar. Times of India. Tremors measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale was experienced in parts of Goa on Monday, forcing people to rush out of buildings in panic. The tremor was felt in most parts of Goa, especially the north western areas of the state.

Goan Fashion Designer Wendell Rodricks interviewed
14 Mar. The Telegraph (Calcutta). In town for the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour last month, Wendell Rodricks spoke to Smita Roy Chowdhury about his latest collection and forthcoming ventures.

Doubts raised over death of Croatian Speaker’s son
15 Mar: Navhind Times. The drowning death of Croatian Speaker’s lone son under mysterious circumstances in Goa has created doubts in the minds of the Croatian public and mediapersons.The parents of the deceased also opined that their son was allegedly murdered for money. His friends, on hearing the news that his body has been found floating in sea water off the Nerul beach, got a rude shock.

Goa: Local Elections: BJP faces drubbing.
16 Mar: Indian Express. Attempts by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa to garner public sympathy following the sacking of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar failed today with the party facing a major defeat in the zilla panchayat elections. Leads from all 50 seats in the state indicate that Congress nominees are ahead in as many as 45 seats with the BJP struggling to maintain a presence in the state.

Goa: Three siblings aged 25-30, commit suicide
17 Mar: Navhind Times. Bodies of three members of a family who committed suicide by setting themselves ablaze were found today in their house at Curchorem. The three siblings, who left a suicide note, were apparently upset over failure of some litigation case.

Goa Budget: Revenue deficit of Rs 41.79 cr for 2005-06
17 Mar 15:22 IST: Hindustan Times. On Thursday the Government presented the budget for Goa now under President's Rule, which estimates a revenue deficit of Rs 41.79 crore despite a 16 per cent rise in tax mop up during 2005-06. Details at:,0002.htm

Recent Items of Interest on Goanet by Cornel DaCosta

Fred Noronha submitted a very detailed and insightful account of Goa's NRI Facilitation Centre. This was set up in 2001 with the clear aim of providing all kinds of assistance to the many thousands of Goans resident outside Goa. FN indicated where there was some success but felt that there was much to do if the intended aim was to be met more fully. There were some responses to the article, but clearly, if more NRIs put pressure on the Goa Government, there could be more positive outcomes to the benefit of many.

Mario Goveia provided a reference and some details about an in-depth discussion on the caste system in India and its ramifications for the Christian churches there. The article by J.F. Izzo S.J., is in the Jesuit Magazine of Feb 14, 2005. It should be available in Catholic churches but not on their website without a paid subscription unfortunately.

For those with property close to the beach in Goa, very useful information has been made available on how far from the high water mark different kinds of buildings can be erected.

Definitely not for breakfast time is an intriguing discussion, sometimes with tongue in cheek, on the uses of cow dung and urine. One would be amazed how much there is for us to know on this unusual theme!

How one can become a sponsor for a priest's training in Goa is provided for those keen to help individuals towards a declining vocation worldwide.

Estaquio Santimano has continued to provide excellent coverage of sporting events in his very own inimitable style.

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Portugal: António Costa Minister of State and for Internal Administration
From Paulo Colaco Dias: On the 4th March 2005, Jose Socrates, the Portuguese Prime Minister appointed António Costa Minister of State and for Internal Administration in the newly elected XVII Portuguese Constitutional Government. António Costa has also been selected to be number two in the Portuguese Government.
António Luis Santos da Costa was born in Lisbon on 17 July 1961 and is the son of the renowned Goan writer, Orlando da Costa. After graduating in law and politics he joined the Portuguese Socialist Party. His political career has been distinguished.
I believe it is the first time a person of Goan origin has been number two of a National Government. It is a great achievement that should make all Goans very proud.
For a short videoclip interview (in Portuguese) see:
For further biographical information:
Portuguese PS Party (in Portuguese): click here.
European Parliament – PES Group (in English): click here

UK: Report reveals hierarchy of hate
7 Mar: The Guardian. New figures revealing the "hierarchy of racial hatred" endured by Britain's minorities have been obtained by The Guardian. Statistics show that there were an average of 53 racist crimes a day recorded by police in London last year. Of these, 32% were against people of African and Caribbean origin, 30% were against Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, and 22% were against white Europeans.,,1431833,00.html

Mark Saldanha to head merged Glenmark and TASC Pharmaceuticals
11 Mar. The Hindu. Glenmark Laboratories Ltd. (GLL), a niche formulation and biopharmaceutical player announced an integrated alignment pact with TASC Pharmaceuticals, a research driven API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) company that will lead to the formation of an amalgamated entity valued at Rs. 1,200 crores. The name for the merged entity would be decided in the next few weeks said Mark Saldanha, Managing Director, Glenmark Labs.
Mr. Saldanha will take over as Managing Director. GLL has a formulation plant in Goa built to USFDA guidelines. Mr. Saldanha said that after USFDA approval, exports to U.S. markets would be significant.

Gurus, ganja and free love on the beach. By Sue Arnold
12 Mar: The Independent (UK). Sue Arnold, the distinguished journalist is currently in Goa on a mission to weigh up whether swapping a flat in Clapham Junction, London, for a guesthouse in Goa is a sensible move or a totally unrealistic pipe dream. She writes, "Most of the European men playing vigorous games of racquetball on the sand around me are as old as Victor Meldrew. As OAPs go, they are extraordinarily well preserved, tanned, muscular, athletic and a little daunting, especially the one who, instead of a thong, prefers to wear a single, rather small red sock. Whether for modesty or sunburn I couldn’t say." For full text, (subscription), 827 words, click here.
[Sue Arnold is a highly respected columnist and journalist. When she wrote of how smoking dope temporarily restored her vision, the article was a landmark in the campaign for the medicinal use of cannabis. For details of this account, see]

UN Group Says World Growing More Dependent on Fish.
12 Mar. Voice of America. The meeting of the FAO Committee on Fisheries this week observed a minute’s silence for the tsunami victims and in particular the fishing communities. Among those present was Xavier Pinto, who represents the World Forum of Fisher Peoples. Mr. Pinto, who lives in Goa on India's western coast, said rehabilitation must be conducted in respect of peoples' culture and needs.

An Irishwoman's Diary
12 Mar. Irish Times. Doreen Cuthbert and Percy Lovegrove married in Ireland in 1946, and in 1952 they moved to Kenya. There, the Doreen Lovegrove Academy of Ballet was born, introducing the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus to Kenya. Doreen taught children of ex-pats in the Valley Road Loreto Convent and the Goanese Convent, and drove to far-flung schools up-country across the Rift Valley and Mau Mau territory to Nakuru.

Caste the financial net. By David McWilliams
13 Mar. The Sunday Business Post (Dublin). Excerpts: When Portuguese adventurers first arrived in India they set up their trading outpost in Goa… the word "casta'' became commonplace to describe the rigid
Indian social hierarchy. Casta in Portuguese means race, breeding or lineage…Caste dictates one's occupation, dietary habits and interaction with members of other castes. Members of a high caste enjoy more wealth and opportunities, while members of a low caste perform menial jobs. For full text click here.

Consumer Rights Solidarity Rally in Panjim
14 Mar. Organic Consumers Association. The Goa Civic and Consumer Action Network (GOACAN) is organising a Consumer Rights Solidarity Rally in Panjim on Monday 14th March on the eve of World Consumer Rights Day.

Willard Carrol to film Marigold in Goa
15 Mar. e-Travel Blackboard. Hollywood's director Willard Carrol who has worked with greats like Sean Connery and Angelina Jolie is to start filming for “Marigold” in Bombay, Goa and Rajasthan. Some famous Bollywood stars will also act in the film. This should certainly boost tourism to the area.

Excuse me while I escape
15 Mar. MidDay. A British national. Gold Kerrin (26) [is this really his name?] was arrested at Bombay Airport as he was about to board a flight to London. Twelve kilos of hashish were found on him. He asked to use the toilet but got away by forcing a window. He had arrived in Bombay from the UK and spent a week in Goa.

Brian Messitt: Broad daylight axe murder in busy London street
16 Mar. The UK newspapers continue to have banner headlines on the grisly street murder of 14 Mar. The victim (in the photo) has now been named as 67-year-old Brian Messitt. It is reported that Messitt had become openly gay after splitting from his wife and for the last ten years has spent most of his time in Goa. He arrived from there only last Saturday. For more details click here.

Spring-Summer Fashion 2005
16 Mar: Miami Herald. Excerpts: Even if you haven't traveled to Goa, you can easily look like your passport has a stamp from the Indian subcontinent…The bohemians are back…Indians were exporting cotton clothing even before the hippies arrived…But this season in particular, many items coming out of India have western cuts and heavier material that foreigners demand. And it's also one of the most affordable looks of the season.

UK: College students all set to Goa
16 Mar: Northwich Guardian. Beauty students at Mid-Cheshire College are packed and ready for an educational and charitable trip of a lifetime to Goa. The 16 students and four members of staff have made contact with an orphanage there and are taking donations of essential clothes and toiletries with them. [essential clothes and toiletries to Goa???]

Racist Passenger on Monarch Goa to London flight
17 Mar: Mirror (UK). A drunk passenger hit a cabin crew member and hurled racist and homophobic abuse on a flight home from Goa, a court heard yesterday. Frederick Cunliffe, 23, hit Ian Richardson, after mixing vodka and Valium, and yelled: "You f***ing queer, you f***ing Paki." Monarch Airlines staff grappled with him on the Goa to London flight after he slapped his girlfriend. The flight diverted to Larnaca in Cyprus. Cunliffe of Lewisham, South London, faces jail after admitting in Hove crown court to endangering the plane and assault. Sentencing is next month. For text click here.

UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de’Sa


Sun 20/3 BBC2: 02:30 (30 mins) The World Network.
Examining how and why India is becoming a force in the new global software market.

Sun 20/3 BBC 4: 9.00pm (50mins) Hindu Nation
Sir Mark Tully travels through India exploring how the collapse of secularism has created a vacuum in which Hindu nationalism is flourishing. Details at

Sun 20/3 BBC 4: 9.50pm (90mins) India: Final solution
This film graphically documents the changing face of right wing politics in India, through a study of the 2002 killing of Muslims in Gujarat. Details at:

Sun 20/3 Film Four: 8.35pm (120mins) Monsoon Wedding
Beautifully shot film, of an arranged marriage and family secrets set in the Monsoon season of India.

Mon. 21/3 to Fri. 22/4. Living TV: 7.00pm (30 mins) Trolley Dollies. A new docusoap running Mon to Fri on the trials and tribulations of the crew on Excel Air flying to Goa among other destinations. Episodes 13 and 14 in particular relate to Goa. Episodes 16 and 17 to Mombasa. For details click here.

Mon 21/3 BBC 2; 9.00pm (60mins) Around the World in 80 Treasures

India to Sri Lanka. Fertility and sex get Dan Cruickshank’s blood pumping as he grapples with ten armed goddesses In Calcutta, and enters the world’s greatest temple of love – the Taj Mahal and finally finding enlightenment in the celestial city of Jaipur.

Tues 22/3 BBC 2: 7.30pm (30mins) Nation on Film
Make Yourself at Home. Thousands of Asians were encouraged to make the long journey to Britain between the 1950’s and 1970’s. Cameras recorded how they were received and how they adapted to their new lives, while cinemas provided many with a taste of home.

Thurs 24/3 UKTV History: 9.00pm (60mins) A History of Britain by Simon Schama
How the British Empire unravelled.


Mon 21/3 BBC Radio 4: 9.00pm (30mins) The Snows of Kilimanjaro
The glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro are melting so fast that scientists predict that by 2020 the famous snow cap will have disappeared. Euan McIlwraith journeys to Tanzania and to the top of this iconic mountain to investigate.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun 20 Mar G.O.A. Singles Carrom Tournament - Men’s & Ladies Singles: (Entry fee 3.00) Children: 7-12 Singles: (No entry fee) Venue: HSBC Sports Club, Lennard Road, New Beckenham BR3 1QW. (Time: 10.30 am) - Contacts: Richard Fernandes 020 – 8300 5347, Assumption Gomes 020 – 8641 5995, Viju DeSouza 01784 – 430547, Desmond Britto 020 – 8543 4352, Lazarus Rato 020 - 8767 0342.

Sun. (Easter) 27 Mar. G.O.A. Strictly Come Dancing at Lola Jones Hall, Greaves Place, Tooting. Jive and Freestyle Disco Competition. Dark Star in attendance. Further details from - Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457, Bernie Gracias 020 - 8723 1322

Sun. 17 Apr. YLGS El Shaddai Fundraising Dance. at Bishop Thomas Grant School. Starts with Holy Mass at 12.00 followed by Dancing & Slave/Talent Auction. Music provided by Breakthru, Maz & Co and Guava Groove! Food & Drink will be on Sale. Special Guest Speaker, Keith Vaz MP. Contact Alison Braganza at or on 07799 586793. For Tickets, Info & updates check the flyer at

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

Sun 1 May. Saligao Association Feast of Mae De Deus at Bishop Thomas Grant School.

Sun 1 May. Cortalim Feast/May Ball at the Irish Centre, Pretoria Road, London N17. Contact: Maria Dourado-Alfonso 020 - 8803 5146

Sun. 15 May - Margao Feast.

Sun 22 May 2.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy 20th Annual Festival of our Patron Saints - Multicultural Mass followed by Multicultural Social at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Edge Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4LU

Sun 22 May. TIATR – Goan Cultural Society proudly presents, Larryboy’s “UTT BOS”, at St. John’s Hall, Bourne Hill, Palmers Green, London N13 at 3.00 p. m sharp. For details and tickets contact: Bella – 020 8372 1253, Rosy 020 8352 9450, Camilo 0208 801 3637 or see


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