Newsletter. Issue 2005-19. May 12, 2005
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Kenya: Ian Fernandes
12 May: Daily Nation (Nairobi). Nation TV will tonight be re-launched with a more exciting new look. A sneak preview of the re-launch was released last night by Nation Broadcasting Division's managing director Ian Fernandes…The re-launch followed a change in top management at Nation broadcasting early this year. Leading the team is Mr Fernandes himself, who joined the Nation Media Group in January…
"We are combining the efforts of a rejuvenated team with the addition of new members of staff to come up with an exciting, entertaining, informative new product," Mr Fernandes said. "Stay tuned to Nation TV from 7 tonight to experience this transformation." For full text click here.
Ian Fernandes is the chairman of the Nairobi Institute Centenary Celebrations Committee.

UK General Elections: the Goan Candidates
Constituency: Regents Park & Kensington North
Karen Buck. Labour. 18,196 votes. 44.7% Change: -9.9
Jeremy Bradshaw. Conservative. 12,065 votes. 29.7% Change: +2.8
Rabi Martins. Liberal Democrat. 7,569 votes. 18.6% Change: +6.0
Constituency: Leicester East
Keith Vaz Labour . 24,015 votes. 58.1%. Change: +0.5
Suella Fernandes Conservative 8,139 votes. 19.7% Change: -4.8
Susan Cooper Liberal Democrat 7,052 votes. 17.1% Change: +4.8

6 May: Leicester Mercury: Headline: Vaz bucks national trend to tighten grip on stronghold
Excerpts: Keith Vaz has celebrated his re-election to Leicester East - the safest Labour seat in the county. Mr Vaz bucked the trend for many of his party's other sitting MPs by increasing his majority. He saw his majority increase by 2,434 as his overall share of the vote rose from 57.55 per cent in 2001 to 58.14 per cent.
Conservative candidate Suella Fernandes saw her party's share of the vote fall by five per cent. She said: "This election has taught us a lot, and we've learnt to be more proactive in city areas. Much of the campaign has been focused on rural areas, but it's been a huge benefit to hear people's concerns and our policies will continue to be more relevant to people."
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UK: Dr Joel Almeida Performance on Sat. 7 May
5 May: Bath Chronicle. A concert in aid of the Tsunami Appeal is being staged at the Civic Hall on Saturday. First on the bill on Saturday night is Adrenaline, followed by punk band Farcue, Funkinsteins, the Chris Goulstone Band, Dr Joel Almeida and Hugh Cornwell, former frontman of The Stranglers. Tickets for the concert cost £7.50 and are available on the door. The event starts at 6pm, with the first band on stage at 6.30pm. For full text click here.

UK: Diane Nalini performance on 8 May.
Sun 8th (9:00 pm). 606 Club, Chelsea. See,67. Excerpt: Diane Nalini - Born to a Goan mother and Belgian father, and raised in Montreal, this striking Canadian singer, resident in the UK for some time…has a wealth of experience, including regular appearances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, and released her cd “After Dusk” to rave reviews. For a profile of her see

USA: Circuit City Direct: Senior appointment of Fiona P. Dias
10 May: PR Newswire. Circuit City Stores, Inc. today announced that Fiona P. Dias has been named senior vice president, chief marketing officer and retains the title of president Circuit City Direct. Full details at click here.
Excerpts from: A native of Kenya, Fiona Dias joined Circuit City in 2000 as Senior Vice President of Marketing and was appointed President of Circuit City Direct in 2003…She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and began her career as a financial analyst for Merrill Lynch. Prior to serving as a marketing executive with various consumer brand companies, Fiona earned her MBA at Stanford University.
Fiona Dias will be speaking at the Internet Retailer 2005 Conference, Chicago, 7-8 June, 2005.


8 May: UK: East Grinstead, Sussex. JOE VIEGAS (born 1936, ex-Goan School Mombasa, class of ‘55). Brother of Edwin, Selina, Theresa and Osborn. Funeral details will be provided later. Condolences/Enquiries to
Funeral Mass 11.15am on Tuesday 17 May at St Teresa’s Church ( Brook Road, Newbury Park (opposite Newbury Park tube station; Central line), IG2 7JA. Followed by internment at Barkingside Cemetery, Longwood Gardens, Ilford, IG5 0ET

8 May. Mississauga, Ont. Canada. MARIA D'SOUZA. (Ex-Mombasa, nee D’Souza). Wife of Roman. Mother of Travis. Sister of Francis/Vicki; Teresa/Richard Mendis, and the late Violet/Stafford Laurente. Funeral was on May 11. [Info from Goan Voice, Canada]

5 May. Tooting London, UK. MR SILVESTRE C. A. FERNANDES (ex-Eastleigh Nairobi, Belgaum & Chorao, Goa.). Husband of Leola. Father of Mariano, Veronica, Florie, Bernard & Ken. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Anselm's Church, 9 Tooting Bec Road, London SW17 8BS at 11.00am Thursday 19 May followed by burial at Gap Road Cemetery, Gap Road, London SW19.
Donations to the St George’s Charitable Foundation, (c/o David Haughton, Appeal Shop Manager, St George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London SW17 0QT) instead of floral tributes, please. Condolences & enquiries (directions etc) to More photographs & bio at:

1 May: Arpora, Goa. GRACE MIRANDA. Wife of late Joseph Miranda. Mother of Mervyn/Dr. Flora, Oswyn/Myra, Sylvia/Agnelo Pinto, Muriel/Robert Heyman, Stephen/Wendy( Birmingham, U.K), Jessie/Dr. Lincoln Da Costa, late Philip and late Phyllis.


Scramble in the sky for 1 rupee fares
7 May. Rediff. [Survey of the forthcoming Indian budget airline services]. 2395 words.

Charter flights from Goa to Hyderabad
7 May: Business Line. Travel Pack, Travel and Tour Operator has agreed in principle to extend one of their charter flights from Goa to Hyderabad.

Joe Lindsay gets romantic in Goa
7 May. Mirror (Ulster edition). BBC Northern Ireland’s Joe Lindsay extols the virtues of Goa as a honeymoon destination…The one-hour drive from the airport to the main resort of Calangute is absolutely terrifying. Cars weave lane to lane, missing each by inches, alongside trucks, buses and absurdly laden scooters…To say Goa is a culture shock is an understatement. My advice is simply to go with it all the way…There are cows wandering around wherever they please, powercuts that happen with daily regularity and a lack of pavements, street lights and highway code. But don’t give it a second thought. It’s a small price to pay for the most unique holiday we have ever had… The number of people we met who were on their fifth, tenth or even twentieth trip to the place was staggering. But when you take in how beautiful it is and just how cheap it is, it would be rude not to go… Every Goan we met had an intense love and pride for their country. And it rubs off. 888words.

Goa To A Little Piece Of Paradise
8 May. Sunday Express (Scottish Edition). Excerpts: With a reputation for sun, sand and soulsearching, there's one destination that's been topping the traveller's glossary since the Sixties - Goa. Goa provides attractions in abundance. The laid-back ambience continues well into the night. From beach shacks to restaurants tucked away, the aroma of international cuisine fills the warm air. Menus list an east meets west selection of dishes - Chinese, French, seafood, even Sunday roasts, alongside typical Goan delicacies. Few people never return, while most are unable to resist its affability, beauty and warmth again and again. 854 words.

India flies into budget air travel era
9 May: BBC. Excerpts: This month, Jet also begins daily services from Mumbai to London's Heathrow airport at an inaugural round-trip fare of 23,000 rupees. [For details click here]. By the middle of next year, air travellers between the two cities will have a choice of nearly eight daily flights on airlines such as Air India, Jet, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and British Midland. Air India is offering fares as low as 2,750 rupees ($63) between Abu Dhabi and Mumbai. 987 words.

India gets new budget airline
9 May: BBC. India's newest budget airline operates its first flight on Monday from Mumbai (Bombay) to hi-tech hub Bangalore. Kingfisher Airlines, which held a lavish launch on Saturday, is run by Kingfisher beer owner Vijay Mallya. Models work as flight attendants on the airline while its planes have seat-back entertainment systems. Its rivals include Jet Airways and Air Deccan.

“I’m just back from heaven” By Dr Mike Scott
9 May: The Evening Chronicle, Newcastle. Excerpts: Just a few days ago I was in Goa … The people are so friendly, the sea is so warm and the food is better than anything I have ever come across before. The hotel guests were overweight and unfit. The staff were slim, smart and lively. I have proved that smaller portions flavoured as expertly and subtly as they do in Goa are more satisfying than a big plate of standard Brit pub grub. Next year I would like to go back and feel less like a whale and more part of the human race. Plan B, should I still scoff too much in 2005, is to go to Florida. The Americans have an even worse problem with eating to excess, over there I feel quite slim. 370 words click here.

Goa Bird Festivals
11 May. The former Portuguese enclave of Goa is rapidly establishing itself as one of the premier winter birding destinations for European birders – and the reasons are not hard to find. For full text click here


UK: Win a five-star spa holiday in Goa
7 May: Chemist & Druggist. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare launching a Macleans' toothpaste promotion offer from late May until the end of June with consumers having a chance to win a spa holiday in Goa. Entrants collect three barcodes or till receipts from any three Macleans products to take part. The closing date is 30 September, 2005. There will be national press, radio and internet advertising plus retailer TV and in-store activity.

UK: Win a Holiday to Mumbai for two
To celebrate the launch of bmi's new route on 14 May from Heathrow to Mumbai you have a chance to win a holiday of a lifetime. Two return flights, five nights' for two at The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai. Simply sign up to receive our special offer emails. Details at


Goa: Motorsports Centre
5 May: NDTV. Goa is fast turning into a hub of motorsports with a large number of enthusiasts and tourists at hand to witness the excitement. Perhaps the most popular event is the Motocross, where motorcyclists go through six rounds on the muddy terrain of Goa. The brain behind the event is Ashley Gomes, the first Indian to officiate motocross world championships outside the country. For full text click here.

Juicy, crunchy fruits and business - at Konkan fest. [By Frederick Noronha]
6 May: Excerpts: Farmers and green enthusiasts have been displaying their juicy, tingling wares at the third Konkan Fruit Festival in Goa. "The goal of the fruit fest is to create a hub for marketing all the fruits of the Konkan." says organiser Miguel Braganza. Ajit Shirodkar exports to Britain his mangoes branded Aamraj (King Mango) for £10.25 per carton of 10-12 mangoes. For photographs see

Old birth record ‘not useful’ for marriage
6 May: Navhind Times. According to the Codigo de Registo Civil, a couple desirous of registering their marriage has to produce a copy of their birth certificates which should not be more than three-month old for those registered in Goa and more than six-month old for those outside the state. Many Goans find they can’t meet the requirements as they are cumbersome.

Goan hoteliers in trouble after death of Russian tour operator
6 May: Navhind Times. The news of death of a major Russian tour operator has sent the Goa tour, travel and hotel industry in a tizzy, as amount running into crores of rupees is owed by the company to the local operators. Gagin, the proprietor of major Russian charter operating firm, Transshow is reported to have committed suicide by shooting himself on April 28. This firm used to operate at least one flight a week and sometimes two. 698 words.

How to stem the rot in Goa. By Eduardo Faleiro
7 May: Asian Tribune. The leader of Goa Freedom Movement was Dr. T.B. D'Cunha. At the time of his death in 1958, in a condolence resolution the Indian National Congress described him as "the Father of the Goan Liberation Movement". On this occasion, Prime Minister Nehru said "what is worth remembering is that a small territory had produced a relatively large number of men and women who have sacrificed much for the struggle. Among them the name that stands out is that of Dr. T.B. Cunha".

Global sex, drug gangs target Goa
8 May: Herald. Excerpts: Goa has gained a reputation far worse than Bangkok, which is considered the sex capital of the world.
According to police sources, global gangs have divided Goa’s territory into different gang zones…Now the Goa police’s latest high tech war is the internet, where there are numerous websites springing up promising women in Goa, in particular along the north Goa coastal belt…websites such as give you an appointment, date and time to meet a ‘Goan’ girl or for that matter even a foreign girl anywhere in Goa. The approximate cost ranges between Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 and above, Paedophoilia also continues to haunt Goa Police as the number one sex crime in the state.

Rape case: doctor’s accomplice arrested
7 May: Navhind Times. The doctor who was arrested by the police yesterday on the charges of alleged rape has been identified as Anthony Lobo alias Dr Tony alias Doctor of Dona Paula. One of his accomplices, Ms Carla from Bogmalo Vasco has also been arrested for abetting the commission of the crime by him.

Global Spirits launches Urrac
8 May: Herald. Global Spirits and Foods leading have launched their Export Urrac, a freshly first distilled beverage of the cashew apples juice generally enjoyed in the summer. Urrac is available at all leading liquor outlets in Goa and is retailed for approximately Rs 50.

Good taste in Goa does beat butter chicken rule
8 May: Asian Age. Restaurant Review of Fiesta a charming little place across the road from Tito’s. For full text click here.

Dissent sours Goa Cong by-election plans. By Devika Sequeira.
10 May: Deccan Herald. AICC general secretary Margaret Alva who arrived here on Monday, will require more than political diplomacy to get past the Congress’ latest headache in Goa.

Grape Escape: Wine festival draws crowds in Goa
10 May: NDTV. click here

Knock a Salud to the magical moonshine!
10 May: Deccan Herald. Marianne de Nazareth goes to Goa and discovers the 400 year-old fenny which is being brewed by the SVD seminarians.

Goa by elections a high profile campaign
11 May: Times of India. The June 2 by election to the five assembly seats in Goa from where BJP MLAs resigned as members of the assembly, promises to be a high profile campaign for both the Congress and the BJP. Both the national parties are locked in a keen electoral race in the truncated 40-member house and are making a strong attempt to form the government. Goa was put under President's rule on March 4.

Expanding horizons for IFFI
11 May: Deccan Herald. A year after moving to its permanent venue in Goa, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is all set to expand its horizons in a major way.

Dalgado Puroskar conferred on Fr. Vasco do Rego
11 May: Bellevision. The prestigious Mons. Dalgado Puroskar – 2005 was conferred on Fr. Vasco do Rego S.J. by Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrao, Archbishop Patriarch of Goa & Daman. Speaking on the occasion Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrao appealed Goans to use the mother tongue Konkani in their daily lives. He stressed the importance of Konkani language and asked Goans to be proud of their mother tongue.

Tourist Industry Jobs
22 May. Business Today (India). Thanks to the tourist influx, interesting new jobs are popping up… Goa is already pumping adrenalin with dolphin chases down the Mandovi River and a career as a skilled dolphin man may not be beyond the realm of possibility. If the law permits (there are doubts over dolphin survival in Indian conditions), a good dolphin show could be a huge draw.

Recent items of particular interest on Goanet. By Cornel DaCosta

The much debated issue about the justification, or not, of the war against Iraq simply will not go away as Blair found out to his cost in the recent UK election. An article by J.D. Sullivan says "I am almost ashamed to be an American" when presenting a powerful critique of journalists who avoid telling "how our tax dollars paid for indiscriminate killing of large numbers of innocent civilians in Iraq." Definitely well worth reading.

Are tourists more important than citizens in Goa? This question was posed by Cecil Pinto. It received several varied responses.

Pamela D'Mello draws our attention to the kokum fruit which is being seriously explored for a potential wine as a new alcoholic beverage. So too is a new cashew wine at 150 rupees a bottle for those who prefer something less fiery than cashew feni.

The annual Konkan fruit festival was featured well over several days on Goanet. The huge array of available fruit at this time of year is truly mind-boggling.

A service by the new Kingfisher Airline promises much from India with a fleet of 33 new Airbus planes on order and 20 more likely to follow. There will just be one superb Kingfisher class on this service.

Finally, as large numbers are increasingly stressed in our modern world, recent research material, says that "short bursts of stress can help people stay young. This undermines the belief that a frenzied lifestyle can damage your health."

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UK: Charity walk at 82
6 May: Western Morning News. A man aged 82 is walking from Bristol to Newton Abbot, hoping to raise enough cash to buy a home for orphaned boys in Goa, India. Ted Morman, from Bristol, is expected to arrive at the Avenue Methodist Church at 12.30pm on May 14, having completed the journey to help fund El Shaddai, a Newton Abbot-based charity which cares for children throughout the world. The organisation is hoping that up to 300 people will turn out to welcome the intrepid walker. Two years ago Mr Morman raised £35,000 by walking from Bristol to Ilfracombe.

Gordon Campbell-Thomas is here for the beer!
7 May: Gazette & Herald (York, UK). Gordon Campbell-Thomas has travelled 7,000 miles for a pint of Yorkshire beer. Setting off from his home [in Moira. Goa], he finally reached York and sank a pint of his favourite beer, Yorkshire Terrier…Readers will remember Gordon as the man who helped transform a York rubbish tip into St Nicholas Fields Nature Reserve.
That was such a success that he was lured back to his family homeland, India, to work the same magic on a tip in Goa. 521 words.

Curry in a hurry
7 May. The Independent (UK). Yorkshire-based Kitchen Guru's spice and recipe packs for easy, freshly spiced and cooked Indian dishes are an ingenious idea…Goan pork curry… £1.99 a pack from Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser and posh farm shops.

India and Pakistan: Attacks on Christians Continue
7 May: Zenit. Government officials in India and Pakistan are starting to react to the problem of Christians being attacked by hostile groups.

Indian war heroes. By Mark Tully.
7 May: BBC. Remembering the men who fought for the Allies.

Indian war veterans revered in Italy
8 May. NDTV. As Europe remembers the millions of people who were killed in World War II it must be remembered that thousands of Indian soldiers were killed in the war against fascism. Over 5000 Indians died fighting in Italy between 1943 and 1945. In Italy, these men are considered liberators, and Major General Eustace D'Souza was one of them. The 84-year-old General is now among only a handful of Italy veterans still alive in India. For full text click here.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website lists names of those who died in the two World wars. You can search for Goan names at

Raffle Money for Elephant Clinic
9 May. Gloucester Citizen (UK). A Raffle with a Gloucestershire theme will be held on May 30 to raise money for International Animal Rescue. Tickets cost 20p. The money will fund a mobile clinic for working elephants in Goa, India. For full text click here

Help for elephants
10 May: Gloucester Citizen (UK). A Ball will be held in aid of working elephants in Goa. The event at Dowty Sports and Social Club in Hatherley Lane costs £25 per ticket and will include a three-course meal, live music and a disco. It will run from 7pm to 1am on August 27 to raise money for a mobile vet clinic for elephants in Goa by International Animal Rescue. For more details and tickets, call 01452 862 661.

Canada not helping tsunami victims: immigration lawyers
10 May: Navhind Times. By not making immigration any easier for the tsunami affected, Canada has gone back on its promise to victims of the December 26 disaster, immigration lawyers have criticised.

Football: Ex-India boss eyeing Millwall job
10 May: BBC: Former India boss Stephen Constantine [who made Goa his base] has told BBC Sport he has applied for the vacant manager's job at Millwall.

Citizens discover joys of air travel
11 May. National Post (Canada). India's major airports may be in disrepair, but the country's domestic airline business is booming, with eight new upstarts scheduled for takeoff this year alone. Excerpts: Ravinder Parnesh is taking a holiday and is meeting friends in Goa, a lush seaside paradise… It's an annual trip for Mr. Parnesh, but for the first time, he's not taking a crowded bus or overnight train. Instead, he's taking to the skies. For 1,263 words click here.

International Conference on high-performance computing in Goa from Dec 18
11 May: The 12th annual IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC 2005) will be held in Goa from December 18 to 21. [IT Professionals may be able to wangle a business trip to attend this!]

The accidental tourist chef
12 May: Budapest Sun. Interview with Californian James McClure, chef at Goa Restaurant in Budapest. For text click here.
For the restaurant review, click here.

Catholic Bishop's Conference of India unhappy with some advertisers.
12 May. The Catholic Bishop's Conference of India, the apex body of all catholic churches in the country, has expressed its displeasure at Hindustan Lever's latest commercial detergent brand Rin, and Hindustan Times' recent campaign plugging its new looks. A spokesman referred to a recent example of how the association had lodged protests over a Goa tourism advert featuring a skimpily clad woman against the backdrop of a church.

Indians get right to information
11 May: BBC. India's lower house of parliament has approved a right-to-information bill aimed at forcing government agencies to disclose records to the public. Indian premier Manmohan Singh said the bill would help stamp out corruption and usher in an era of good governance.

Pakistan: Christians remember Bishop Joseph’s sacrifice
11 May. AsiaNews (Italy). Bishop Joseph killed himself seven years ago to protest against blasphemy law. We must continue his struggle, says Kasur parish priest.

UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de’Sa

Thu. 12/5 BBC 4. 9.00p.m. (55mins) Monsoon Railway. Part 1
Monsoon Railway captures a rare snapshot of the lives of those who work on the Indian Railway network, and follows three workers from July to September 2004 during the unforgiving rains of the summer monsoon. One of the three is Steve D'Cruz, a train guard. Part 2: Friday 13 May 9pm

Fri. 13/5 BBC 4. 9.50 p.m. (50mins). Great Railway Journeys
Ian Hislop travels through India from Calcutta to the romantic desert forts of Rajasthan. Between journeys on a railway system that carries more than ten million passengers daily, Ian poses for photographs by the Taj Mahal, and visits the black hole in the desert where the Indians recently exploded a nuclear bomb.

Mon. 16/5 BBC1 9.00 p.m. (60 mins). New Tricks.
Drama series featuring an eccentric bunch of ex-policemen, brought out of retirement to investigate unsolved crimes. They take to the streets of Southall to try and track down the attacker of a young Asian woman, left lying in a coma after a vicious beating. Young Asian officer Pushkar Guha is drafted in to help out, and forms an unlikely alliance with Gerry Standing

Tue. 17/5 Biography Channel. 08:00 a.m. (30 mins). The Gandhi Assassination
Gandhi's assassination in 1948 was a severe blow to India's hopes for social stability and peace between religions

Tues. 17/5.BBC 1 9.00pm (60mins) Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee
The drama based on Meera Syal’s book continues. The explosive revelations of Tania’s film spark a crisis in Sunita’s marriage and stretch friendships to breaking point. Meanwhile Deepak’s affair threatens the health of wife Chila and that of his unborn child.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

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. 5 Jun. 3.00pm Special Holy Mass for the tsunami victims of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands will be celebrated by Bishop Alex Dias sfx, at St George's Cathedral, St George's Road, Southwark, London SE1 7HY, followed by an opportunity to meet him. More information from the Asian Chaplaincy 0208-563-9102

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

Sun. 26 Jun. G.O.A. Family Day/Junior Football Tournament - Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Rd Croydon CR9 3AS: Teams from Village Organisations welcome. £1.00 per player. Start time 9.30am. Closing date for entries 12/6/05. Entry forms & conditions available from 020-8764-8780 / 020-8251-2737; 020-7217-6330(Work). 020-8658-7769 or 020-8856-6018
Family day – Health Sessions 2pm – Diabetes/Stroke. Indoor activities – Carrom, Card Games. Entry: Free.

Sun. 26 Jun. Benaulim Feast details to follow shortly

Sun. 26 Jun. 5.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex


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