Newsletter. Issue 2005-43. Nov. 10, 2005
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Prof. Rose D’Sa (ex-Nairobi)
29 Oct. South Wales Evening Post. Excerpts: Professor John Matthews, Professor of Physical Geography, Swansea University, was one of the guests at a State Banquet held in honour of the King and Queen of Norway. He was accompanied by his wife Rose D'Sa, a specialist in European Law and Member of the EU's Economic and Social Committee. They were presented to the Queen, the King and Queen of Norway, and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Rose D’Sa is the only daughter of the late Alex D'Sa and Annie (nee Mendonca) of Nairobi, Kenya. One of her uncles is the renowned Alu Mendonca, four times Olympic hockey player for Kenya who still lives in Nairobi; another is Dr. Pius Mendonca, a medical consultant in Germany. Her great-uncle was the late Pascoal de Mello, M.B.E.

Rose was educated at Loreto Convent Valley Road in Nairobi and Millfield School, Somerset (having come to the UK originally to try to become a professional tennis player!) Instead, she became a First Class Honours Law graduate of the University of Birmingham in 1979, qualified as a Barrister in 1981 and was awarded the degree of Ph.D in Public International Law in 1982. She has had a distinguished career including the Human Rights Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat in London and Professor of European Law at the University of Glamorgan. In 1998, the British Government nominated her a UK Member of the Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. Rose’s publications are extensive. She is particularly known for her authoritative book, European Community Law on State Aid (Sweet and Maxwell, London, 1998, £119), 472 pages, with a Foreword contributed by The Rt. Hon. Neil Kinnock, formerly Vice-President of the European Commission.

For more information about Rose click here.
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The family that eats together
3 Nov: The National Post (Canada). By Father Raymond J. de Souza. Excerpt: When I visit my parents in Calgary, I have one rule: I have dinner at home. My mother suspects that I do it for her home cooking. That's only partly true. Our dinner table is more than a place to eat. It is there that I learned how to make my voice heard, where I first learned the value of a well-told story, the funny anecdote, the witty retort. My late grandmother, who lived with us, used to say that my parents had no need to go out for entertainment; the family dinner table was sufficient.
[Fr Raymond is the son of Greta (ex-Mombasa, nee de Freitas) and Cedric D'Souza (ex-Uganda and Nairobi)]
For more info about Fr Raymond, click here.
For a photograph of him click here.

UK: Wanted - a home for a Goan mango tree
4 Nov: Kent Messenger (Bexley Extra) When a Bexley woman planted a stone in a pot she did not hold out much hope of seeing the fruits of her labour develop. Not the green fingered type, Sofia Cotta gave her little mango tree to her neighbour to nurture. A year later the tree has continued to sprout and is now too big for Fred O'Toole to manage and he is looking for a new home for the plant. Mr O'Toole said: "This is a proper Goan Mango tree. My next door neighbour grew it from the pip of a mango she picked from Goa. It grew and grew and it's about 6ft tall. They grow to be as big as oak trees so I can't keep it here. I don't know if I did anything special. I just gave it half a tumbler of water everyday and positioned it by the patio near the light. The house is quite warm, so it might be that or it might just be the way I talk to it." Sofia said: "I'm not able to look after the plant and Mr O'Toole feels it is too big, so we hope someone will offer to take it from us." If you want to take on the mango tree, email
(Contributed by :Lorna D’Silva)
For a photograph and profile of Sofia Cotta see

Colourful event as cultures combine
5 Nov: Swindon Advertiser. A celebration of Swindon's cultures will be held at St Peter's RC Church in Carronbridge Road on Sunday. Organiser Melba Sheffield said, "It is a celebration of all the different cultures we have within the parish and there will be Africans Philippinos and Goans among the congregation.” For the GVUK Swindon Goans supplement click here.

UK: Law Firm Challinors makes Alan Carneiro a partner

7 Nov: The Lawyer. West Midlands firm Challinors has promoted Alan Carneiro of the firm's family department from associate to the firm's partnership. He is based in the Birmingham office. Click here.

Alan Carneiro joined the firm in 2002 and specialises in care proceedings and adoption. He has extensive experience in representing children, parents and local authorities, having worked in both the public and private sectors, and he is also a member of the Law Society's Children Panel. Click here.

UK: Vaz leads hunt for best curry houses
8 Nov: Leicester Mercury. Keith Vaz is leading a Parliamentary search for the best Indian restaurant in the country. The Leicester East MP heads the new Parliamentary Tiffin Club, which will meet at different restaurants to support the achievements of South Asian cooking and different charities. The search begins at London's Gaylord Restaurant, tomorrow, where all proceeds will go to breast cancer research. Click here.

Canada: Edmonton: Darryl da Costa Not Recommended For Top Cop Job
10 Nov: Edmonton Sun: The City council is expected to give the go-ahead for the appointment of Mike Boyd, a retired Toronto deputy chief asnew chief of police today, ending an agonizing nine-month search for a permanent top cop … Darryl da Costa has been acting chief. For text click here.
For the GVUK Darryl da Costa profile see

Leoncie relocates to the UK
The email address given last week for contacting Leoncie was incorrect. Please write to if you know of any agents, contacts or events to get her started in the UK.

Miss India UK
Finalist Laura D’Souza writes: Saturday night was great. We all had a wonderful night and my friends and family thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The night was electric – nerve racking initially but once the nerves were over it all went great. I did not win the title but have come away with very fond memories and very tired!! Many thanks for the messages of support.
The report of the contest is at

Photographs are at


7 Nov: FR. JOHN CORREIA-AFONSO. (Aged 81). Former Principal of St. Xavier's College, Provincial & Secretary-General of the Society of Jesus. For an appreciation by Teotonio R. de Souza which appeared on GoaNet click here.

7 Nov: Velim, Goa. SAVIO FALCAO. (Ex-Superitendent Min. of Agriculture, Kenya). Husband of late Lucina. Father of Garcilio/Ida, Arlene/Eislie. Brother of late Sr. Arlinda, late Prof. Levindo/late Alba, late Prof. Bosco, Guilermina/Tony, Clara/late John.

4 Nov: Perth, Australia. ROQUE FIGUEIREDO (age 74, ex Customs & Excise, Mombasa). Husband of Dagmar (nee Quadros and sister of Sr Celine). Father of Pauline, Keith, Everard, Ian and Glenn. Roque was born in Nairobi and died on the day before his 75th birthday surrounded by all members of his immediate family. The funeral is on 9 Nov. at 9 am. Condolences to

1 Nov. Ilford, Essex, UK. VEVEY DA COSTA (ex Eldoret, Kenya). Father of Neil/Audrey. Grandfather of Ryan & Troy. Funeral Mass at 10 am on Fri 11 Nov at St. William of York R.C. Church, Stanmore, Middlesex followed by burial at Harrow Weald Cemetery. Condolences to

1 Nov: London. TONY (ANTHONY) D'SILVA (GUNU) . Ex- Nairobi. Brother of the late Catherine/Akus Miranda, the late Agnes De Mello, Ceclia/Danny Vaz, Josephine/Alex Rebello, Cajetan/Hilda, Rosalind D'Silva and Roby D'Silva.
Funeral Mass to be held on Tues. 8 Nov. at 9.30am at St Pauls’ Church, Station Road, Wood Green, London N22. Burial At Wood Green Cemetery, Wolves Lane, London N22. Condolences to

26 Oct: Lagos, Nigeria. JOE ALVARES (Ex Cooper Motors, Dar-es-Salaam), Husband of late Myrtle. Brother of Michael, Louis/Mary, Antonette/Lawrence, Christine/Peter, Roque/Mafalda, Frankie/Ermelinda, Agnelo/Nerry. Son of late Severino/Jasmine. Funeral was on 5 Nov at Vasco, Goa.

23 Oct: Charlottesville, Va. USA. DR MONICA CASTELINO LOBO (aged 58, ex-Moira, Goa and Jinja, Uganda). She is survived by her husband, Dr. Peter Isaac Lobo; her children, Toinette Lobo Reynolds, Ingrid Elizabeth Lobo and Leonard Jason Lobo. Sister of Linda (Toronto) Canada and Ronald (Charlottesville, Va.). Funeral was on 29 Oct. To sign/view the condolence book click here. For full details click here.

Anjuna, Goa. MARGARIDA D'SOUZA. Wife of late Francis Assis D'Souza. Mother of Carmen/ Raymond De Souza (London), Cary/Brenda, Anna/Frank Holmes, Agnela/Alex D'Souza (London), Mary/ late Sanan Barretto(London), Joseph/ Ermilla, Paul/Elwyn, Lourdes/ Teddy Nunes. Sister of Virginia/ late Jerry Theodore


UK: Some Last Minute Deals To Goa
£99 return. Gatwick or Manchester dep on 9 Dec. No surcharges. 5% discount for online reservations. Limited one day offer for 10 Nov. only. See the Special Offers section at or call 020 8423 3000
Benz Travel has Gatwick-Goa, 2 weeks. Dep: 12, 17 or 19 Nov. (£209). No surcharges. For long stays to Goa: £549.00 on Jet Airways. Call Bobby de Souza tel. 020 7323 7310 email
If you know of a better deal, please let me know. Ensure that the fares quoted are not subject to surcharges.

Goa to make beaches tourist friendly
4 Nov: 29 deaths due to drowning at beaches reported so far this year … Number of lifeguards at beaches to be increased … Village panchayats told to impound stray cattle and dogs on beaches … 422 words. Click here.

Ingo’s mega fun project for Assagao
4 Nov: Herald. If Ingo Grill, could have his way then Assagao may soon become the next entertainment destination of the world … The investment plans call for the establishment of an entertainment village and have been shown to investors ranging from Amsterdam to Ibiza … he wants to occupy 200,000 square metres … the bazaar will be open till to 2 am … A farmers market will be open from 7 pm to 12 pm and there are plans to open an English medium school based on international standards … “I am already looking for sponsors for the project which could cost millions of dollars,” said Ingo.

A Saturday ‘nite bazaar’ that Goa will not forget
5 Nov: Daily News & Analysis. Goa's famed Saturday Nite Bazaar — a bit like Woodstock meets Flea market — will begin on the Assagao-Siolim plateau, about two km from the earlier location at Arpora on November 19. … This is a must-see, must-do on a foreign tourist's itinerary in addition to being a popular haunt for Indian celebs … But the project has run into controversy …

Goa: From £189 return
5 Nov: The Sun. Discover the sunshine and more with a fantastic two-week deal to Goa with Somak Holidays from just Pounds 249 per person. The deal includes return flights from Gatwick or Manchester on December 2, B&B in a two-star hotel and transfers. Call Somak Holidays on 0208 423 3000 or visit

Glorious Goa; Relax on the beautiful beaches, enjoy the night-life here
10 Nov: Today (Singapore). Goa is in India but not quite "Indian". For centuries it was a Portuguese colony – which explains why Goa is more Catholic and more European than India itself. Goa is a place that surrenders to all sorts of pleasures without the guilt on the rest of the sub-continent. 608 words.

Rajesh Motors puts luxury cabs on Goa roads
10 Nov: Business Standard. Click here.


Win a family trip to India: Tilda is offering one lucky reader and their family the chance to win a 15-day holiday to India with Intrepid Travel. Details at


'Kantteantlen Ful' bags eight awards in Goa Film Festival
5 Nov. Deccan Herald. Nine films had participated in this Festival. For text click here.
For the Daijiworld photographs click here.

Goa: Hospital launches health insurance scheme
6 Nov: The Hindu. South Goa-based Apollo Victor Hospital of Alcon Victor Group in association with Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. on Saturday launched "Medi-Access," a scheme that offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare. Chairman of Alcon Victor Group Victor Albuquerque said that under a standard scheme, on a one-time payment of Rs. 5,000, a family of four will be covered for a sum of Rs. 50,000 a year, for a period of three years. Under a comprehensive membership scheme, on a one-time payment of Rs. 12,500, the family will be covered for a sum of Rs 1.5 lakh a year for three years. Click here.

Indian Christians cannot honour their dead in Karwar
7 Nov: Asia News (Italy). The Indian government is not respecting its commitments to Catholics: after a cemetery was turned into a military zone, the authorities had assured the community of at least one visit on 2 November. 542 words.

Goa to take steps to avoid terror attack: Police
7 Nov. Hindustan Times. Goa Director General of Police (DGP) said that the state has to take pro-active steps and gear up to avoid any terrorist attack in the state. "Goa, being a tourist destination, could be on terrorist's target," Kumar said here. Deputy Chief Minister Dr Wilfred D'Souza had last week stated that the foreign agencies had given inputs about possible terrorist attack on this coastal state. Click here.

Action demanded against journalist
8 Nov: The Hindu. Several non-governmental organisations, child rights activists and people under the banner of Forum for Joint Action for Justice for Women and Children held a protest rally here on Monday demanding action against the editor of a local daily for allegedly abusing a minor girl … The protesters demanded that the management of the newspaper suspend the editor pending the investigation of the case.

Goa: Rabid dogs bite 17 in Vasco
9 Nov: Herald. As many as 17 persons are reported to have been bitten by two stray dogs in Vasco on Sunday.

Goans protest move to change natural environs into concrete jungle
9 Nov: New Kerala Com: Hundreds of Goans courted arrest on Tuesday while protesting against the state government’s move to concretise and urbanise the state’s naturally scenic rural areas. Click here.

Football: Hurricane Goa ready to hit Kochi
10 Nov: The Hindu. There is bad news for Kerala, Bengal and others eyeing the Santosh Trophy. Hurricane Goa has started moving south from here and is expected to hit Kochi any time. The Goans at the moment are indeed looking unstoppable. Click here.

Hectic Preparations under Way for IFFI
10 Nov: Exclusive pics by Rajtilak Naik in Panaji - for Daijworld News Network – Goa. Click here.

Goa: Mass drug administration drive against filaria
10 Nov: PTI. Goa is to launch a mass drug administration programme against filarial from tomorrow … Goa has reported 162 cases of chronic filaria … The drive aims at covering more than 80 per cent of the population in this coastal state. Click here.


Do Goan Voice (UK) readers have suggestions to address the serious problem of theft from churches and chapels in Goa? A further problem relates to vandalism and the desecration of places of worship. Find out more about these situations on Goanet.

Goanet has much to tell us about AMCHEM GOA- a symposium on the many facets of Goan Society. Also, discover Goanet-careers where Goans and those interested in the welfare of Goa and Goans can share information pertaining to jobs, job-posting, career-guidance, immigration, relocation and related aspects of developing a career.

For new readers of the Goan Voice, a re-presentation of A Sailor's Dilemma is presented on Goanet. It is a depiction of the hard life at sea, long periods of absence from family and the sheer boredom of such work. Sadly, this has been the historical lot of many a seaman for lack of work in Goa itself.

Finally, is there lack of access to education and opportunity to many in lower socio-economic groups? Or is it a case that in a "free society" individuals can beat the odds through hard work and diligence? Follow this debate (Fists of Freedom and Goa) through the contrasting views of individuals who draw from evidence beyond Goa.

More details can be found at the Goanet archives at Or to subscribe to Goanet, send an email to


Teenagers' Hearts Are Touched
2 Nov: Herald Express (Devon, UK). Sarah Collins and Lucy Kimble, both 19, jetted off to Goa to help rescued street children and were so moved by the experience they came home and raised nearly £800 for the youngsters. Click here.

Tata plans cut price car
3 Nov. Motor Trader (UK). Indian car manufacturer Tata is planning to launch a car costing less than £2,000 with the aim of seeing 1,000,000 vehicles drive out of showrooms every year. Click here.

An Indian church. By Mario Rodrigues
4 Nov: The Statesman. A conclave of priests and bishops at the Papal Seminary in Pune last week called for the renewed “Indianisation” of the Catholic Church and the adoption of Hindu rituals … According to one report in the media, a seminary spokesman said: “The Catholic Church plans to adopt a number of Indian traditions and practices which will give us a feel of being an Indian.” 1257 words. Click here.

No free lunch on Air Canada
4 Nov: Vancouver Province. Blankets, pillows and meals are among items for which there will be fees. Peter de Souza, business development manager for Bains Travel of Vancouver, says it's "unfortunate" that Air Canada has chosen to follow most of the other North American airlines. "Air Canada stood out for the extras it offered on long-haul flights across the country and into the U.S. But now it is just a common air carrier like all the rest. It is sad to see," he said.
For a photo and brief profile of Peter (ex-Uganda) see GVUK issue 2005-18

Dubai: All Goa inter-village football final abandoned
5 Nov. Khaleej Times. The finals between Vanxim Divar and ABC Benaulim was abandoned in the second-half after officials of Benaulim called their players off the field because they objected to the referee’s decision against them. 563 words. Click here.

Saving Israeli druggies in India
5 Nov: Ynetnews (Israel). Yochai and Kochi Am-Ad established hospices in Goa and Manali for the treatment of Israeli backpackers who have gone through extreme drug-related experiences. According to the couple, the drugs influence female and male travelers differently. “The men become violent, while the women mainly want to sleep with everyone,” Kochi explains. For photographs and full text, 842 words, Click here.

Treasure of experience: Lee Fen Dias
7 Nov: The Star [Malaysia]. Lee Fen left Malaysia for a hotel management course in Switzerland and there she met Glenn Dias. They married and she moved to Goa where she spent nine years helping to run the family hotel [Prainha in Dona Paula]. She talks about her experiences in Goa. They now live in Adelaide, Australia. For a photograph of the family and text, 914 words, click here.

Blessed Joseph Vaz: The blessed patron of miracle mountain
8 Nov: Deccan Herald. Excerpt: Blessed Joseph Vaz was born in Goa in 1651 AD; having been ordained a priest, he went to Canara. His sole objective was to show salvation to our people. Click here.

Distressed family pleads for three months of food supplies
8 Nov: The Peninsula (Qatar). The Walter Fernandes family of five is on the brink of starvation, forcing it to rely on charity from the Indian Community Benevolent Fund. The family is insisting that it be given food supplies for three months but the ICBF has made it clear it would provide supplies only for a week and then review the situation… The Fernandes family comes from Goa in India and their ancestral house there has been demolished due to some problem with a local bank, says Fernandes. Photographs and text, 840 words. Click here.

UK: Tackling the roots of racism: lessons for success
8 Nov: Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report: Excerpt: What are the causes of racism? And how successful are policy measures in addressing these? The main focus in this unique review which also includes examples of international interventions and the lessons from their success.

Mumbai: No more mass for mixed marriages
9 Nov: MidDay (Mumbai). In a bid to encourage Mumbai’s Catholics to marry within the community, the church has decided that individuals marrying outside the religion, will not be allowed the wedding mass. This recent directive comes from Rome, and will discourage Catholics from mixed-marriages. Such couples are also not given the sacrament. But there are voices of protest among both clergy and flock. 325 words.

UK: Royal Mail climbs down over stamp
9 Nov: BBC. A Christmas stamp which many Hindus said was "disrespectful" to their religion has been partially withdrawn. The stamp depicts a Hindu couple worshipping the baby Jesus.

WW II veterans ready for last salute
10 Nov: Mumbai Newsline. Excerpts: This Sunday old soldiers will commemorate the end of the Great War. It could be their final day together. Major General Eustace D’Souza (85) recalls that India raised the largest volunteer army the world had ever seen—2.5 million people. He has written two journals documenting war history. 453 words. Click here.
For more info on the Major General click here.

Ol' Larry's got ants in his pants
10 Nov. The Age (Melbourne). With skin as thick as an armadillo's, rotten-curry king Larry Mendonca is heading back to the County Court in an attempt to reopen his flyblown, ant-infested city eatery, the Rajah Sahib. But is he wasting his time? … He's broke, his wife has left him, his business registration has been rejected … 326 words. Click here.
For the GVUK Larry Mendonca supplement click here.

Headline: You Cannot Think Well If You Don’t Eat Well – Goan Proverb
10 Nov: INewswire. London-based On The Menu has launched 17 new cookery courses worldwide … learn to cook traditional Indian food in Goa … 68 North End Road, West Kensington, London W14 9EP. Text at

Vasco da Gama's Voyages
1 Dec: Personal Computer World. Altering the look of the whole Windows XP system at a single stroke has been possible for years. The problem is that Windows XP only recognises themes that have been signed by Microsoft and it has only made a few of its own themes freely available. Probably the most sophisticated is the Portuguese Discoveries Windows Theme, which uses maps and compass symbols based on those used at the time of Vasco da Gama's voyages The installer is in Portuguese, but it's still simple to use. Click here.

UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de’Sa


Sat. 12/11: UKTV Documentary: 11.00am (60mins) Around the World in 80 Days:

Sat. 12/11: UKTV. People: 6pm (60mins) Britain's Streets of Crime
Hate Crime. This edition features the story of an Asian man and his white partner who've struggled for 11 years to have something done about the 2,000 racist incidents they have suffered. The programme also visits a women's refuge and hears the stories of women who have fled from abusive husbands and partners.

Sat. 12/11: ITV 3: 8.15pm (180mins) Film: Out of Africa
Oscar-winning drama based on the true story of Karen Blixen, who left her native Denmark in 1913 to marry a Swedish baron and run a coffee farm in Kenya. Abandoned by her playboy husband in Kenya she embarks on a passionate affair with a British hunter. Starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. A beautifully filmed movie propelling the camera across the magnificent Kenyan backdrop.

Tues. 15/11: Nat. Geographic: 6pm (60mins) Megacities
A look at the infra structure of India’s economic nerve centre, Mumbai.

Thu. 17/11: BBC2: 04.00am (120mins) Documentary: Race
Two programmes looking at racism and immigration. Changing Attitudes looks at the racisms that are forefront of race today, including Islamaphobia, asylum seekers and refugees; Division or Diversity looks at the lives of a cross-section of people who have made a new home for themselves in a new country and explores some of the challenges they face.

Sat. 19/11: Channel 4: 2.00am (145mins) Film: Murder
Steamy thriller, in Channel 4’s Bollywood season. An unhappily married woman embarks on a heated affair with her former college boyfriend, in this erotic thriller, that bears a resemblance to Adrian Lyne’s film Unfaithful. Contains sex scenes, some violence, and swearing. In Hindi with English subtitles.


Sun. 13/11: BBC Radio 4: 6.05am (30mins) Something Understood
Courage and Cowardice. In conversation with Lieutenant General Satish Nambiar of the Indian army, Mark Tully considers the borderline between fear and cowardice.

Thurs. 17/11: BBC Radio 4: 8.30pm (30mins) Analysis
The Colour-Coded Prescription. For decades scientists have told us that “race” isn’t a biological reality, yet the American authorities have licensed a heart drug to be used solely on African-Americans. It’s the first racially specific medicine and it’s likely that Britain will be using different drugs for different races too. Kenan Malik asks what the medical and social consequences will be, if the age of colour-blind medicine is now over.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun. 20 Nov. Charity Dance (in aid of Osteoporosis Bone Disease) at Archbishop Lanfranc School from 12.30pm to 8.30pm. Music by: Mustang & Say One Do One. Admission: Adults £12 including food, Children 4 – 10 years £5. Contact: Irene Mendonca 020 - 8767 2762, Derrick Pereira 020 –8 952 8899, Cornelius Monteiro 020 – 8681 8716.

SOLD OUT! Sun. 20 Nov. Navelim Union Feast of Lady of Rosary - 25th Anniversary. The Silver Jubilee SOLD OUT!

Sun 20 Nov. 2.30p.m. 78th Commemoration Mass for Ven. Fr. Agnelo De Souza at St. George's Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Road, Southwark. For details please contact Nina Pinto on 020 8767 0663.

Sun. 27 Nov. 5.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex

Sun. 4 Dec. G.O.A. FEAST OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER. Our Lady of the Visitation Church, Greenford Road, Greenford, Middlesex. Mass at 1.30pm, followed by a social in the Parish Centre. Tickets for social only £3 single £5 couple. Contacts: Diego Pinto 020 - 8767 0663 Alfred Rebello 020 - 8337 8022. A coach is being organised from Croydon, with a pick-up in Tooting, cost £5 per person. Contact: Cornelius Monteiro on 020-8681 8716.

Sun 11 Dec. G.O.A. CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PANTO. CINDERELLA - The Most Magical Panto Of Them All! - featuring the "Spectacular Flying Coach and Horses" at Fairfield Hall, Croydon. Tickets: Members £6, non-members £12. Reporting time 12.30pm. Contact: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457. Bernie Gracias 020 - 8723 1322

Sun. 18 Dec. 5.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex

31 Dec 7pm – 1am: South East Goans New Years Eve Dance. Mustang & Music Mania. Disco, Snacks, Licenced Bar, Secure Parking. Only £14 Members/£18 Non-members. Under 12 Free. Haberdashers College, 135 Pepys Road, Lewisham, London SE14 5SF Tickets: Ronald 020 8303 3386 Dominic 07854 490617


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