Newsletter. Issue 2005-18. May 05, 2005
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Newsweek: A new generation of South Asians is transforming the cultural landscape of America. They bring together the best of the East and the best of the West … Floyd Cardoz, 43. As executive chef at New York's Tabla, Cardoz created a culinary sensation by infusing haute cuisine with the vibrant flavors and spices of Goa, India, his family's home state.
USA Today singled out Goan Crab Cakes at Tabla as one of the “top 20 dishes and their Restaurants in the World”
With help from Floyd Cardoz, I have been working on a Goan Voice UK supplement on him, and it has been quite a rewarding experience. The supplement has his biography, photographs, video clips and text recipes etc. Check out the supplement at

Nairobi: The CHAT Awards
29 Apr: East African Standard. Eve D’Souza of Capital FM clinched the award for the Favourite Female Presenter category for the third year in a row. For text click here.
For a profile of Eve D’Souza click here

Vancouver: Travel Industry Veteran: Peter Paul de Souza (ex-Uganda)
29 Apr: The Leader-Post (Canada). Headline: Online or offline, it's best to shop. Excerpt: When you find an airline seat on the Internet, you need to make up your mind immediately or risk losing the deal, said industry veteran Peter Paul de Souza, business development manager with Vancouver's Bains Travel. For text click here.
Peter Paul de Souza was born in Mbale, Uganda and was a British Airways (BA) Manager first in Uganda and later in Vancouver. He is a true veteran in the travel industry having retired from British Airways in 2001, after 35 years service with them. Prior to joining British Airways he worked with East African Airways in Nairobi and Alitalia in Rome. He joined Bains Travel, Vancouver in May of 2004. Peter, is a founder member of the Goan Overseas Association – Vancouver. See:

Kenya: Joseph Murumbi: Gentle dissident
1 May: East Africa Standard. Excerpts: Joseph Antony Zuzuarte Murumbi was the product of a marriage between a Goan trader and a Maasai woman. He spent the first 16 years of his life in India. He could speak Goan [sic] long before he mastered his mother’s Maa tongue, and went to school thousands of miles away from the repressive constrictions of Colonial Kenya. When he heard a rumour (a false one as it transpired), that his mom had been mauled by a wild lion, he returned home swiftly.
He attended an anti-British meeting addressed by a young, fiercely eloquent Indian, Pio Da Gama Pinto and a long friendship was born. It was Pinto that brought Murumbi into the mainstream struggle for independence. After Independence Murumbi was ultimately handed the Vice Presidency, at the expense of Odinga, who had been shunted aside. He resigned within a year. According to the new book by his friend and associate Alan Donovan, My journey through African Heritage, which has an entire chapter on Murumbi, the point of departure for the VP was the assassination of Pinto in 1965. Murumbi died on June 22 1990, after suffering a heart attack. Full text, 1297 words at the link below.
See also: Passion and Politics.

Nationalist Murumbi’s grave vandalised
1 May: East African Standard. Kenya’s second Vice-President, Joseph Murumbi, has been subjected to the ultimate indignity. In a shocking night-time incursion, a gang of thieves and fortune hunters recently raided his grave in Nairobi, stealing the brass plaque marking the spot where he was buried. They further attempted to dig into his grave and that of his late wife, Sheila, who was buried by his side, in a vain attempt to steal any treasure that may have been buried aground alongside the two, who were renowned art collectors.336 words.

Scholarship enables Goans to study in UK. By Frederick Noronha (IANS)
3 May: Hindustan Times. An endowment made almost six decades ago by Diego Frank de Souza, a little known UK Goan has enabled students from Goa to study in what would otherwise have been prohibitively expensive British universities. The British Council administers the De Souza Trust Goa Scholarship. Eleven students have so far benefited from the scholarship, which meets annual fees of up to £8,000. For full text click here.
Applicants must be resident in Goa or born of Goan parents and hold Indian passports. Closing date of the next academic session is 31 May 2005. For full details of the scholarships click here. For the profiles of previous award winners click here.
Diego Frank De Souza was a Merchant who lived at 36 Poynders Road (now part of the South Circular Road), Clapham Park, London SW4 and died on 20th April 1948. If you know anything else about him please contact me – Thank you.

This Beautiful World: Pavilion Gardens
4 May. Brighton Argus. Simon De Souza - This Beautiful World. With more than 150 saxophones trumpets and clarinets the evening air will fill with sound. Musicians will appear from behind bushes and from other hiding places. Brighton Pavilion Gardens Saturday May 14. Starts from 5pm. Free. [More about Simon in issue 2005-12].

Just 35 & a CEO!
4 May: Economic Times. At 36 years of age, Francisco D'Souza has gone places. Born in Nairobi in Kenya, studied in Hong Kong, worked in Europe and America, Cognizant's chief operating officer belongs to the 'been there, done it all' club. D'Souza, who happens to be one of the youngest COOs of a global IT services company, has been at the helm of Cognizant's India operations right from its inception in 1994. For full text click here. For a profile of Francisco D’Souza click here.

Goan Football Coach accused in child sex scandal
From Goan Voice Canada, 19 Mar. 2005: Mariano Barreto, who was born in Ribandar in 1957, went on to be Assistant Coach to Champions League Clubs in Europe like Borussia Dortmund in Germany, Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia, Head Coach to the Ghana national team who qualified and participated in the Athens Olympics, 2004 in Greece. Currently, he is Head Coach with a Portuguese Super League team Clube Maritimo from the island of Madeira.
From Scottish Daily Record, 21 Mar. 2005: Mariano Barreto has quit as coach of Maritimo vowing to fight allegations he sexually assaulted children [at Casa Pia].
For a BBC report on the Casa Pia scandal see
For an account (in Portuguese) of Mariano Barreto’s denial of the allegations see

Toronto: Entebbe Goan Institute Centenary Reunion: 24 July.
Entebbe Goan Institute Centenary Reunion in Toronto on Sunday July 24th, a day after VIVA GOA FEST! Details at

HAPC: New website
Registered charity HELP A POOR CHILD (HAPC), celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, launched its web site last month. The site provides detailed information about the charity's fund-raising work here in the UK, Australia and Canada as well as reports from its recipient branches in India. The most important features of the web site is the ability for sponsors to Sponsor A Child on-line and for donors to make Donations on-line through a secure system. The charity is hoping that the web site will increase the awareness of its work for poor children as well as attract volunteers


29 Apr: Woodford, Essex, UK. MR DOMINIC JOSE CORREIA (ex-Mombasa, Nairobi & Aldona, Porvorim). Husband of Brenda Correia. Father of Kennedy and Sandra/Derek Lobo. Grandfather of Craig, Christopher & Chevonne. Brother of Anthony and Cursin Correia (Nairobi).
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Thomas of Canterbury, 557 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0RB., at 10:00 am. on Friday, 13th May. This will be followed by a short service at the Forest Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Forest Road, Hainault, Essex, IG6 3HP. Donations to the St Vincent de Paul Society, (c/o St Thomas of Canterbury, 557/9 High Road,Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0RB) instead of floral tributes, please. For further info. (directions etc) please e.mail or

27 April. Whitton, Middlesex, UK. MRS LIRA DESOUZA (nee Moniz, ex-Nairobi & Piquen Morrod, Saligao). Wife of the late A.P DeSouza OBE. Mother of Alwyn, Atwell & Conny.
Funeral will be held at St Winifred's Church in Wimbledon on Fri. 6 May at 1.30pm. Donations to Alzheimer's Charities. Condolences to

As a token of appreciation, Helen Fernandes and family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the numerous friends for their kind support, words of comfort, cards, floral tributes and Mass offerings on the death of Jerry, her beloved husband, a much loved father and adored Grandpa.


UK General Elections: Lib Dem Candidate: Rabi Martins
Constituency: Regent's Park & Kensington North
Education: Dodoma Secondary School, Tanzania; Royal College, Dublin
Memberships: Campaigning Against Sex Tourism in Goa, London Association of Asian Youth Groups
For his Lib Dem. bio click here.
For the interview in the Wood & Vale Express click here.
For his Goan Voice profile, click here.

What happened next?
23 Apr. The Guardian. Excerpts: Suella Fernandes worked as a barmaid in the summer while studying law at Queen's College Cambridge. She is now the Conservative candidate for Leicester East. "I'm confident of defeating Labour's Keith Vaz and becoming an MP on May 5," she says. She supported her mother, Brent councillor Uma Fernandes at the last general election when she stood as a Tory candidate in Tottenham.,,1473361,00.html

UK General Election: Keith Vaz
2 May: Times of India: Leicester is England's 'Little India', with the largest concentrated Indian population (72,000) anywhere on this small island… the porky Vaz comfortably sits atop his enormous majority of votes at the 2001 election, despite dark rumours about his hubris and hand-over-fist money-making… Laughs Vaz, "If I win this time, I will have another five years to add to 18 years as an MP. I'm becoming a grandee and I'm only 48." And he smoothly claims the status of "the longest-serving Asian MP in British history.",curpg-1.cms


YLGS (Young London Goans Society) April 2005 newsletter is at The main feature is a report on the El Shaddai Charity function – about £2,000 was raised! The Slave & Talent auction made £500 alone. Check out Pedro’s YLGS members group photo at

Pulse, the Newsletter of the G.O.A. (Toronto), Mar. 2005 is a bumper issue with accounts of recent events, details of forthcoming ones and more. President Oscar Furtado has announced a drive to recruit recent Goan immigrants to Toronto as members of the Association. Go to to feel the Pulse!

The Nairobi Institute April 2005 Newsletter has the latest info on the Centenary Celebrations and more. Expect to find it at soon!

Khobor, The Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) April 2005 Newsletter is out. It has profiles, with photographs, of the Executive Committee, a report of the experiences of some of Youth Section members in volunteering in a local soup kitchen, etc. Check it out at

The April 2005 newsletter of the Goan Overseas Association NSW Inc. (Sydney) has details of their events and Community news. They have announced that they are abandoning the printed version of the newsletter and it will be entirely electronic in future. Sample it at


Jet Airways to fly Mumbai to London.
27 Apr, Financial Times. Jet Airways plans to start daily flights from Mumbai to Heathrow on May 23. It will use Airbus A340-300 aircraft, leased from South African Airways, with 231 seats in economy and 38 in a premium cabin. The inaugural flight will take place one week after the launch of UK airline bmi's new service to Mumbai, which will operate four times a week from Heathrow.

India enters budget flights era
29 Apr: BBC. Air India Express, India's first international budget airline has begun operations with a flight to the Middle East. Fares are up to 40% cheaper than competitors. The basic fare from Mumbai to Dubai is 2,750 rupees ($62; £47). Two new low-cost airlines, Kingfisher Airlines and SpiceJet plan to begin operations in May.

Motorcycle diary of a man behaving badly
1 May: Sun Herald (Sydney, Aus.). Michael Gebicki writes: I am behaving badly, whistling along a narrow road lined with coconut palms, 100ccs of motor scooter between my thighs, threading through rice fields… Mention the name Goa to the pale hordes of northern Europe and their thoughts turn to beaches. But the countryside is another story, and a languid, wandering journey along Goa's sleepy roads is one of the more sublime experiences of the Indian subcontinent…The architectural flourishes of colonnades and wrought-iron gates, the churches and even the surnames on the houses Fernandes, Gomes, da Souza give the game away…if you're looking for time out from the ferment and the madness that is India…Goa fits like a glove. 1,184 words.


Brit faces 30 yrs jail
1 May: The Sunday Mirror. A British man faces up to 30 years in prison in Goa after being arrested for drug smuggling. Alan Weinbridge, in his 30s, is accused of posting up to £50,000 worth of cannabis back to England from the Indian resort. Police arrested him after swooping on an address 20 miles from the Goan capital Panjim.

Goa magicians form a forum for coordination:-
1 May: Prominent magicians of Goa have formed a forum to deliberate on their problems and find solutions to them.

Goa the cancer capital of India
1 May: Times of India: Late marriage and delayed child-bearing for women and substantial intake of red meat and alcohol have led to giving Goa with the highest number of cancer patients in the country, according to a doctor. Goa has 7 cases per 1000 population, which is much higher than the national average of 5 cases. "Goa is like mini-America in terms of lifestyle. It has an affluent lifestyle that entails junk foods and alcohol as an integral part of daily routine," 452 words

Goa: Crucial by-elections on 2nd June.
2 May: Zee news. The Election Commission today announced crucial by-elections for five assembly seats in Goa on June two whose outcome could rekindle efforts to form a popular government in the state which was brought under President's rule and assembly put under suspended animation.

Political battle in Goa to create ripples
3 Apr: Times of India. The by election to the five assembly constituencies in Goa on June 2 is a race for political supremacy between the Congress and BJP that is surely set to create ripples at the national level what with a tug of war between the congress led UPA government and the opposition led by the BJP.

Do we care?
3 May: Herald. It is tragic that Goa’s heritage and history is slowly being wiped out in a systematic and planned manner. Does any one care about what happens to Goa’s past?

Wine, food and music in Goa
4 May: Times of India. You don't have to be an oenophile to be present at the "Grape Escape" festival of wine, haute cuisine, rock blues and jazz fusion on the riverside boulevard in the capital. The three day gala celebration in Panaji starts on Friday 6 May.

BJP caught unawares by move to hold by-elections in Goa
4 May. Gulf News (Dubai). The Election Commission's decision to hold by-elections in Goa has caught the BJP on the wrong foot since they are hard pressed to pick up suitable candidates to contest the five vacant seats…The Congress party has already annoyed its ally the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) by announcing its decision to contest all five seats. NCP wants to contest the Benaulim seat since the MGP lawmaker Mickey Pacheco is now with them. Pacheco had left his party to join the BJP before joining the NCP. 549 words.

Goa: Women Studies Conference
4 May: Times of India. Beauty pageants, sex workers, pornography, cinema, dignity and respect -- all these and more are up for discussion as the ongoing 11th National Conference on Women's Studies looks into the gamut of gender issues. About 500 participants from all over the country have gathered at this Goa capital for the four-day conference that continues till May 6.

Rich heritage neglected
5 May: Navhind Times. The second day of the four-day conference on ‘Sovereignty, Citizenship and Gender’ being held in Goa observed that Goans look at images that trivialise their life, culture and traditions and at popular perceptions that do not take into account the state’s rich heritage or its contemporary problems.

Goa has over 6,000 asthma patients
5 May: Navhind Times. Asthma specialist, Dr A L da Costa said, “In Goa there are approximately over 6,000 asthma patients and thousands die every year.”

Recent items of interest on Goanet. By Cornel DaCosta

As many of us increasingly fly all over the world and often visit India/Goa, an article which raises questions about safety in the air over Indian skies is well worth reading. It asks whether the increased air traffic is adequately supported by increased spending on infrastructure which supports air travel.

Shocking news that Goa is the cancer capital of India and the reasons for this state of affairs makes for important reading.

A heated debated is on-going about the Catholic Church's attitude to homosexuality among the laity and also the priesthood. This is linked to ideas expressed last week on Cafeteria Catholics.

Under the title of 'Land of Pigs, Priests and Crosses' another lively debate has begun which puts R. Catholic beliefs and practices to a severe test.

In redefining itself as a global city in the 21st century, Mumbai's famous caves and forts have come under scrutiny. A persuasive article claims that there has been much neglect and unforgivable apathy towards such cultural heritage.

Caste discrimination today in the major Hindu temples of Goa has received strong criticism from ten prominent leaders of Goa. These included freedom fighters and artists.

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Only Catholic Church left on Andaman Islands to help tsunami victims
29 Apr: AsiaNews (Italy). A missionary has slammed the government, international NGOs and media for lack of interest in the reconstruction of the Indian archipelago. Monsoons are coming and we need real homes, not tents, he says.

Madeira: Offering a breath of fresh air
28 Apr: Travel Weekly. One great accommodation option that’s unique to Madeira is the quinta. In recent times, a number of the island’s historic manor houses – or quintas – have been tastefully converted into luxury accommodation. Quintinha de São João [] Where is it? In the heart of Funchal town, in a residential area not far from the main shops and restaurants…. The main restaurant, A Morgadinha, specialises in Goan cuisine. [Shame I was not aware of this when I visited Madeira three weeks ago!]. For full text click here.

Goodbye America
29 Apr: BBC. Brain gain - the Indian IT elite returning home in droves

Too many immigrants - Asian poll
29 Apr. BBC: Sixty per cent of British Asians think there are already too many immigrants in the UK, a BBC opinion poll suggests. The survey found 75% believed the decision to go to war in Iraq was wrong, while 15% thought it was right. In total 75% said that Britain has good race relations overall, and the same number said that they would not change their party preference simply because one of the candidates on the ballot paper was Asian.

Spice up your life
30 Apr: Business Standard. Excerpts: In India, I have yet to come across a single recipe book that tells you what type of chilli to use. And no, 1 tsp chilli powder is not good enough… Goan chillies differ from village to village, those in Moira being considered the worst offenders, while Kashmiri chillies are considered more flavourful and rich in colour than actually pungent. For full text click here.

Model Ileana D’Cruz as debutant heroine in Rakesh Roshan film
30 Apr: Excerpts: The trappings of showbiz are yet to hit this unpretentious girl…For this Goan from Mumbai, language was one of the hurdles, one that she says she's still coping with. But, she definitely has made improvements. "My diction is quite good. At least, I don't sound like a foreigner," she laughs. Ileana has her priorities quite clear. Ask her about Bollywood and she says that she's "open" to the idea. For full text click here.

Capturing the essence of the Goan culture
1 May: The Hindu. A reading of Maria Aurora Couto's book "Goa: A daughter's story" here on Friday was an occasion for the city's bibliophiles to dwell deep into literary territory. Their journey was assisted amply by the likes of Girish Karnad, playwright, and Shashi Deshpande, writer. Organised by the Karnataka Goan Association, the book reading started off with Mr. Karnad and Ms. Deshpande giving an introduction of the book and its author. In her speech, the author talked about her anger against the stereotypes, the ignorance and misinterpretation of all that was Goa. "This book is the whole experience of my life, I have tried to capture the essence of Goan culture here. The women of Goa are confident. I would have liked to talk more about them in my book but could not," she said.

India: Priest assaulted, dies
1 May: Times of India. Father Mathew Ujaytal, a Catholic priest who was seriously injured in an attack by a criminal a fortnight ago died in a Bihar town on Sunday. According to police officials, a notorious criminal named Gyan Das had attacked him with a sharp weapon near the gate of his church last month for not meeting an extortion demand.

How a trip to Goa changed a couple's life
2 May: Warrington Guardian. What began as a tourist trip to Goa turned into a life changing experience for an Orford couple who now regularly return to the city's slums to help thousands of street children who live there. Sue and Bryan Wilkinson, of Gough Avenue, Longford, first holidayed in India four years ago. As they explored the country, they stepped off the tourist trail and were overcome when they witnessed first hand the abject poverty of the street children. Since then, they have returned four times, taking with them boxes of clothes for the children living in El Shaddai street child rescue homes. Sue and Bryan would like to hear from anyone who is planning to visit Goa who can take with them vital supplies for the street children. Storage facilities and fundraisers are also needed. If you can help, contact Sue and Bryan on 639387 or e-mail For full text click here.

UK: S&N completes UBL purchase
3 May: (UK). Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) has completed its acquisition of a major stake (37.5%) in United Breweries Ltd. (UBL) led by Dr Vijay Mallya, following a meeting in Goa on 29 Apr. Lesley Jackson who will take up the executive role of chief financial officer of the group. UBL manufactures Kingfisher beer among other products.

Bahrain: Rebello on target with third hat-trick
2 May: Gulf Daily News (Bahrain). Melroy Rebello helped Navelim to a 7-1 victory over Margao with a third successive hat-trick in the Bahrain Goans Seven-a-side Football League for the Father Felicio Diniz Trophy.

Churches in US, Europe turn to India for priests
3 May: Deccan Herald. The spiritual and moral problems faced by Catholic parishioners the world over are similar and Indian priests fill in well in countries that need their services.

Book before you Goa
5 May: Budapest Sun. A year and a half after it opened, the restaurant Goa still enjoys the popularity it has known from its first day of operation. One of the most stylish restaurants in town, it has a very laid back atmosphere, discreetly urging you to melt into the style conscious crowd which gathers there. For text click here.

May Queen set to be crowned at pageant
5 May: Gulf Daily News (Bahrain). The Young Goans Club's May Queen Pageant is being held tonight. Full text click here.


Sun. 8/5: Sky Travel. 08:30am:(60 mins). The World's 20 Best Romantic Destinations
Travel series. In this edition, the countdown turns to romance, when we overflow with passion in some incredible places like Goa, the Maldives and Florence, and a team of top travel journalists help us find out what it takes to qualify as a romantic destination. [Repeat: originally Channel 5, Jan 05]

Tues.10/5: BBC 1: 9.00pm:(60mins) Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee
New Series: Meera Syal stars in this entertaining drama based upon her own book. Three "30 somethings" have been friends since childhood. When one of them makes a film about the meaning of love in the Indian community, the secrets revealed threaten to tear all their relationships apart. Starring Laila Rouass, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Ayesha Darker among others. Programme website and videoclips at

Wed. 11/5: Sky Travel. 10.00pm: (30 minutes). Tourist Police. Goa.
Documentary series about law enforcers who have to deal with troublesome holidaymakers. Tony from London, Mark from Manchester and Head Constable Pollyeka are all on 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 Channel 4, May 2002]

Wed.11/5: BBC 4: 11.00pm( 50mins) Great Political Mistakes: Churchill

Why was Churchill who was so right about the Nazi threat, out of power for so long? How did his opposition to independence for India and his backing of Edward V111, affect his standing?

Thurs.12/5: BBC 4: 9.00pm(60mins) Monsoon Railway
A four month battle occurs every year in India to keep the railway system running through the monsoon rains. This affectionate portrait shows how the rail and rain are vital to India. Concludes Fri 13/5 9.00pm(50mins)


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun 8 May. Rocky’s Trook Tournament at Jessie Duffet Hall (Formerly Wyndham Hall), Wyndham Road, London SE5. Please contact Rocky on 020 7274 3585

Sun. 8 May 12:15pm - 8pm. Newsflash! Just confirmed 1st prize for the AVC dance, 2 return flight tickets to Toronto Canada, in addition to other spectacular prizes. So come and join in the fun and try your luck at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Streatham on Sunday 8th May 2005, with Music by Mariano & Co - Plus excellent Goan buffet meal & snacks included in the price. For further information contact: Uniece Barros 020 86720807, Alba Fernandes 020 86563305 or Colin Almeida 020 86871470

Sun. 15 May. Margao Union UK celebrates the Feast of the Holy Spirit at St. Edmund’s Church Hall, Croyland Road, Edmonton, N9. Mass at 12.30pm followed by a get-together. Music by Nitelife. Limited tickets. First come first served. Contact: Bella - 020 8372 1253, Rosalind – 020 8767 8652, Lucas – 020 8967 7471, Xavy – 020 803 5146. Tickets £ 10 (including snacks and buffet).

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

Sun. 29 May. 5.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex

Sun 29 May - G.O.A. May Ball/Anniversary Ball including the Crowning of the May King and Queen at Tooting Leisure Centre, Lola Jones Suite, Greaves Place, London SW17, commencing at 7pm. Say One Do One in attendance. Members £8, Guests £10. Contact: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457, Bernie Gracias 020 - 8723 1322

Sun 29 May 1.00pm - 8.30pm 5th. Bakuli Reunion (Uganda) at Archibishop Lanfranc School Croydon. Music by Mustang. Disco by "DJO" Adult £12.00: child (2 - 12)£ 6.00 (includes meal). Tickets and further information: Tony Lobo 0208 542 0528, Reg Da Cunha 0207 732 2659, e-mail Ms Theo Pinto 0208 302 5385.

Mon. 30 May. TIATR – Goan Cultural Society proudly presents, Larryboy’s “UTT BOS”, at Archbishop LanFranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon 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

Sat. 4 Jun. Mid Summer Nights Dream - dancing to the sounds of Maz & Co at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 3AS commencing at 6.30 p.m. This is a charity function and all proceeds will be donated to the Pilar Priests and the HIV Orphanage in Goa. Contact: Juliette or Jason 020 - 8765 0258 / 07958 537314.

Sun. 19 Jun. Siolim Feast. For further details Contact: Edwin Athayde - 020 8679 5514


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