Newsletter. Issue 2005-39. Oct. 13, 2005
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Darryl de Costa runs for job of Chief of Edmonton Police
Darryl da Costa was appointed Acting Chief of Edmonton Police in Feb 2005. At the time he announced he was not interested in applying for the job of Chief but he has been persuaded to do so.The contest is approaching boiling point.
Darryl da Costa was born in Kampala, the son of Louis and Gladys da Costa. The family moved to Canada in 1966 when he was eight years old. He joined the police force in 1977, intending to “try it out for a year.” He is married to Lory and they have four children, aged 16-21. For more information, check out the GVUK supplement at:
Some recent Press Reports:
12 Oct: Edmonton Sun. … Lawyers say that they have new Overtime claims against da Costa … Click here.
10 Oct: Edmonton Sun, ... Edmonton Police Commission chairman Brian Gibson lashed out at critics, saying if other commissioners didn't like his adamant support of acting chief Darryl da Costa, they could ask him to resign … Click here.
7 Oct: Edmonton Journal . The Edmonton Police Commission has been given legal advice that it should not consider acting police chief Darryl da Costa for the permanent chief's job [at the present time] Click here.
30 Sep: Edmonton Sun. ... Officially, there are only two applicants on the short list for the chief's job: acting police chief Darryl da Costa and Moose Jaw police Chief Terry Coleman. ... Click here.
27 Sep: Edmonton Sun. It was bad enough the short list was so short that the police commission had to cajole acting chief Darryl da Costa into letting his name stand for the job. … Click here.
23 Sep: Edmonton Sun. ... Acting police chief Darryl da Costa spent the week defending his decision to take hockey tickets from Affiliated Computer Services … Click here.
22 Sep: Edmonton Journal. Mayor Stephen Mandel strongly defended acting police chief Darryl da Costa Wednesday, saying he shouldn't be stopped from being appointed chief ...
For links to the latest developments in the fast moving drama, click here.

Canada: Edmonton: People: Darryl da Costa
10 Oct: The Edmonton Journal. Darryl da Costa's goal is to get at least two thank-you waves from fellow motorists during his daily drive, a practice he credits with turning him into a kinder, gentler driver. "I used to be quite an aggressive driver," admits Edmonton's acting police chief, "especially earlier in my career, when I worked a lot of undercover and surveillance-type jobs."
… being a courteous driver has turned what was once the worst part of his day into the best part of his day. "I got rattled and tense from battling the traffic all day," he says. "Now, for me, driving is one of the most relaxing parts of my entire day."

Mirrors help to bring a look of luxury
8 Oct. The Journal (Newcastle, UK). … Ric Hallikeri, 29, has designed a sumptuous show apartment. His remarkable use of Indian and advertising influences is impressing visitors … Ric's contemporary styling, with Asian influences (his father comes from Goa) takes the traditional apartment in a new direction. The muted base tones, such as duck egg blue in the lounge, contrast dramatically with splashes of spice-rich colour. Click here.

Goans can now settle in Portugal [and UK]
8 Oct: Herald. Excerpts: Portugal's Ambassador to India Joaquim F Marques assured that all those entitled to Portuguese citizenship, especially Goans, would be granted the same, and efforts would be made to expedite the process of granting the citizenship. Talking on the sidelines of a two-day ambassadors’ conference, Marques said the delay in granting Portuguese citizenship to Goans, in some cases, is mainly due to non-submission of proper documents … He admitted that corruption at both ends was another issue and cases against such offenders were on in various courts in Portugal. 479 words.
See also: 8 Nov: Navhind Times. Portugal streamlining citizenship process. Click here.
For the GVUK Portuguese Nationality profile click here.

Fr Anthony da Silva SJ is new provincial of Goa
11 Oct: Navhind Times. Fr Anthony da Silva SJ is the new provincial was installed on October 7. Born [1945] to Goan parents in Uganda and hailing from Moira, Fr Anthony did his philosophy in Munich, Germany and theology in Pune. Click here. For a photograph of Fr da Silva see GVUK 2005-29

UK Violinist, Harvey de Souza performs in Texas
16 Oct: Midland Reporter-Telegram (Midland, Texas).
Classical music has been part of violinist Harvey de Souza's life since his childhood in India … Souza is a member of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble performing here on Fri 21 Oct. Admission free, order tickets at Souza began his musical studies when he was 4 years old. He was awarded a scholarship to attend the Yehudi Menuhin School in England, where he studied with Menuhin, Felix Andrievsky and Margaret Norris. He has been a member of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields since 1993. For full text click here.
For his bio see

The hard lessons of the real Rock School
13 Oct: The Daily Telegraph (London). In the Brits School for the Performing Arts and Technology in Croydon, south London a group of teenagers sit in a large theatre clapping along as two master musicians from Goa lead them through the intricacies of Indian percussion … 'Brit School', a documentary series about the school, starts on Sunday at 5pm on digital channel CBBC. 'Rock School' is showing on Channel 4 at 9.30pm on Fridays. Click here.


9 Oct: Mombasa, Kenya. MRS. OTILIA FERNANDES. Wife of the late Armando Jesus Fernandes. Mother of Dorothy/Egid, the late Willy, Effie/Mike, Johnny/Coralie, Raphael/Alison. Grandmother to Merissa, Jason, Benjamin, Stasi, Jeremy, Lance, Mariella and Trevyn. [Info. from Maureen De Souza]

8 Oct: Mississauga, Ont. Canada. LEOPOLD GRACIAS (ex-Dar-es-Salaam). Husband of Tessy. Father to Lauren. Brother of Delphine, Trinidade and Caje. Uncle of Hansel and Aaron. Condolences to
Funeral Mass on Sat Oct 15 at 10am at Merciful Redeemer, 2775 Erin Centre Boulevard, Mississauga, ON L5M 5W2 followed by Interment at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Mississauga, ON L5T 1N4

7 Oct. Marod, Goa. BRUNO FRANCISCO XAVIER COTA. Loving husband of Beata Nazare. Father/father-in-law of Joao Paulo/Sofia (London) and Rui (London). Son of late Jose Santana Cota and late Piedade (Emilia) de Silva. Brother/brother-in-law of Sr. Maria, FHIC (Bangalore), Filomeno, Luis/Joanita, Timoteo/Hilda (Calangute), Sr. Helena (Mangalore), Fr. Bernado (Mungul, Margao), Faustina/Wilfred (Mangor, Vasco), Alexandre/Lily & Pascoal/Gracy. Brother-in-law of Succorinha/late Renato (Sta. Cruz), Jose/Remy (Merces), Ema/Joaquim (Utorda), grandfather of Ian. Expired after a brief illness.
Funeral cortege will leave his residence at Santo Agostinho, Marod, 8th October (Saturday) 2005 at 3.45 pm to Holy Cross Church, Sta. Cruz for Eucharistic celebration at 4.15 pm. Condolences to


Gone To Goa
8 Oct: The Australian. Feature Travel article. Excerpt: Stanley Stewart discovers there's much more to India's famous hippie hang-out than full-moon parties, sun-baked Europeans and crowded beaches. Goa, everyone tells me, is spoiled. It is not what it was 20 years ago. It is crowded and noisy … Conclusion: This is Goa as it was not 20 years ago but 100 years ago. This is Goa unspoiled. 1956 words. Click here.

Goa’s tourist season opens next week: By Pamela D’Mello
8 Oct: Asian Age. Goa’s tourism high season officially opens next week with direct British charter flights heralding a season that the holiday industry is upbeat about. Thirty-eight direct foreign chartered flights have been slotted to land per week — the largest numbers from the United Kingdom and Russia. "Goa could at the end of season get 800 flights, from nearly 700 last year," says hotelier and local tourism association representative Ralph de Souza. Click here.

Nok Air eyes Goa
8 Oct: Business Standard. Bangkok-based low-cost carrier Nok Air is to explore the possibilities of starting a service to Goa.

Better Security Needed For Tourist Season. By Nandkumar Kamat
10 Oct: Navhind Times. Excerpts… It is important for the state and central government to focus seriously on the security angle. It has to be considered as a miracle that so far Goa has not been hit by a terrorist attack in the tourism belt … The state government needs to engage security and anti terrorism experts to build several possible and plausible worst case scenarios which could affect the tourism industry … Are the Israeli, British and the American tourists safe in Goa? … The message from Bali bombings is loud and clear. International tourist destinations in South East Asia are becoming the prime targets of the terrorists. Click here.

Goa to draw tourists to hinterland
11 Oct. The Hindu. Goa is no longer just sand and beaches; it also has much more to offer in its rich hinterland that has remained unexplored so far. 282 words. Click here.

Forget the Taj Mahal; try churning butter
12 Oct: Globe & Mail (Canada). India is now offering visitors the chance to draw water from a well and churn butter in earthen pots. More than 50 villages — from the palm-fringed coastline of Goa to camel safari hubs in the desert state of Rajasthan — have been selected to take part in a new rural tourism plan, Tourism Minister Renuka Chowdhury announced last month. Click here.

Sands and beaches apart, Goan hinterland in focus
13 Oct: Business Standard. The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is shifting its focus from beach tourism to hinterland tourism with its first project to promote the Mayem Lake, entitled “Ya Ya Mayem Ya”. Click here.

UK Holiday Bargain. £299 - Mediterranean Cruise 9 nights. Dep. 12 Dec.
UK-Spain-Morocco-Portugal-UK. Price based on four people sharing a four berth cabin. All meals and entertainment are included. Click here.


HELP A POOR CHILD 25th Anniversary
The 25th Anniversary fund-raising Gala Ball held on 1st October 2005 at the Harrow Leisure Centre UK, was an evening not to be forgotten by the 1,000 guests who attended the event. Treasurer Chris Green said he was delighted but not surprised by the generosity of those who attended, as we have always had their support - it's as if people came to this function with a clear determination to help the charity. A full report with photographs is published on the HELP A POOR CHILD web site


Isabel Santa Rita Vaz and Cecil Pinto produce Abbe Faria film
7 Oct: Radio Veritas Asia. A new documentary film on Abbe Faria, 19th-century Catholic priest aims to educate Goans about the pioneer of hypnotherapy. He practiced hypnotherapy in Goa and in Europe, where he also reportedly fought in the French Revolution. He died in 1819 at the age of 63. and Cecil Pinto produced the film. According to Pinto, they did two years of research for the project.
The first screening of the 42-minute documentary was held at the foot of a statue of the priest to mark the 60th anniversary of the statue's installation. Click here.
For an account of the first screening of the film see For more information about the film email

Goa airport to be wi-fi enabled soon
7 Oct: Business Line. Pune, Goa, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad airports will be wifi-enabled in a couple of months

Goa: Garbage Crisis. By V.M. Malar
7 Oct: Herald. Exercpts: Let’s admit it, openly. Goa has been paralyzed by garbage … there are definite costs for having piles of decaying garbage sit in plain sight, and for steadily degrading beaches, and smelly uncollected trash in the cities. Tourists want to escape to a version of paradise and the stench of rotting refuse isn’t part of that vision … we can expect the water quality to deteriorate when the filth trickles underground, thus creating another related health care crisis. … The government has to stand up and be counted and commission the expensive but essential modern waste treatment plants that are becoming standard in so many parts of the world … Carrot or stick, whatever it takes, this problem has to be brought under control immediately. 739 words.

No Indian city has 24 hours water supply: World Bank
8 Oct: The Hindu. Painting grim picture about water situation, World Bank today said none of the Indian cities could boast of 24-hour drinking water supply to its population … The per capita liters per day supplied in Goa is 341 and the hours of supply is just 8 hrs …

Study reveals that oil spills are changing marine DNA
9 Oct: DNA Evolutions. A study by the Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has revealed that snails, oysters and clams affected by toxic oil components, if eaten, can cause cancer in humans … While you nibble on seemingly harmless snails or oysters at a shack in Goa, it is possible they are causing irrevocable damage to your body. [Alert by Lawrence Rodrigues on Goanet]

Goa can be a gateway to Latin American markets
10 Oct: The Hindu. Goa, with its Portuguese association of the past and knowledge of Portuguese language, can emerge as a gateway to software exports to countries such as Brazil. "Because of its similarities with Latin American countries - passion for football, beach tourism, festivals such as carnival and existence of shades of Latin American heritage in this erstwhile Portuguese colony can leverage improvement in the Indo-Latin American and Indo-Caribbean relations.

IFFI Indian Panorama Films
10 Oct: Press Information Bureau. (Govt. Of India). The Juries have released the list of 35 films selected for showing during the Festival, 24 Nov: to 4 Dec.

Controversy surrounds IFFI preparation in Goa
10 Oct. DNA India.

Court threatens to attach Goa secretariat
12 Oct: Business Standard. In a rare move, a fast-track court at Panaji has issued orders for the attachment of the Goa secretariat if the state failed to pay compensation for acquiring 535,429 sq mt land. The issue has been hanging fire for nearly 25 years when the state government acquired the land at Chodana Island from one Jose Velho but failed to pay him. The total amount required to be paid now stands at Rs one crore. Click here.

Goa: Old age homes require a face lift
12 Oct: Herald. The government is planning to improve the standard of living in old age homes in the State.The current amount spent on each person is Rs 14 per day and not much can be provided with this small amount. Currently, there are nine old age homes run by the State — four in North Goa, at Altinho, Mapusa, Candolim and Chimbel and five in South Goa, at Margao, Loutolim, Cuncolim, Chinchinim and Majorda.

ratiopharm opens R&D centre in Goa
13 Oct: Business Line. ratiopharm International GmbH, Germany has set up a centre in Goa. The Goa project, the first in Asia, which is in its first phase, has an investment of Rs 75 crore and an equal amount would be invested in the second phase. The company has plans to use Goa as one of the leading future centres for pharma R&D … the Goan pharmaceutical industry needed around 3,000 trained personnel per year. 499 words. Click here.


If Goan Voice (UK) readers would like more than the limited news items relating to Goanet accommodated in each edition of this weekly production, they should read Goanet News Bytes. This is a regular contribution by Fred Noronha. Substantial information which is wide ranging is presented in an excellent, highly readable and succinct manner for busy people.

For those who have always enjoyed tiatr in Goa and elsewhere, it is worth noting that the VIIth Annual All Goa Tiatr competition will start on 31st October 2005 in Nuvem.

On the one hand, on Goanet, we get a view (arising from Building a World Goa Alliance) that, "the social scene in Goa is exciting and evolving in a unique way by its fun-loving people blending the best of the East with the best of the West. Goa attracts some of the best musicians, fashion designers and Night Clubs in the world. It is also, the centre of the International Film Festival of India." However, on the other hand, serious concerns have been raised about the potential for terrorist attacks like the most recent ones in Bali. In particular, the large numbers of Israeli holidaymakers on the beaches in Goa are seen by some as potential terrorist targets.

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


A Jumbo Bollywood Bash
6 Oct: North Devon Journal. Bollywood is coming to Barnstaple. An evening of Indian food, music, dance and games is being held on Saturday for a national children's charity. The event will raise funds to provide shelter, food and education to street children in Goa. All proceeds will go to the charity Children Walking Tall which runs a safe house in Goa. Click here.

Churchill Alemao interviewed in London
6 Oct: Herald (via GoaNet). By Percy Ferrao. Churchill Alemao, South Goa MP was interviewed on September 30. He was here to complete formalities for his daughter’s admission to University. He had already taken the opportunity of visiting the Swindon Goans. In the interview he spoke of his opposition to the Mopa Airport proposal. Click here.

Prosecution Questions German VW Former Executive
7 Oct. German News Digest. The State prosecutor questioned German carmaker Volkswagen AG's former executives in connection with the bribery scandal in the company. According to a media report Klaus Volkert and Klaus Joachim Gebauer travelled to the Indian holiday paradise Goa in January 2003. For the luxury trip Gebauer reportedly cashed up to 60,000 euro ($73.032). Click here.

Gregorian music enjoys quiet revival in Goa
7 Oct: Radio Veritas Asia. Gregorian music is growing in popularity among young local musicians in Goa, and not because of the lentils and liquor they receive for performing traditional Marian litanies at people's homes. … the demand is highest when Catholics organize recitations of a Marian litany at their homes as part of an annual ritual in Goa … At the end of a house litany, the host distributes boiled lentils, liquor and, in recent years, snacks to those present. 767 words.

Advertising: Kevin D' Souza to head Lowe Chennai
7 Oct: Campaign (UK). Leo Burnett India has appointed Kevin D'Souza as the vice-president of its Chennai branch. D'Souza is moving to the agency from Saatchi & Saatchi in Uganda, where he was the managing director. Before that, he worked at Lowe in East Africa and Saatchis in Mumbai.

All Goa Inter-Village soccer starts today
7 Oct: Khaleej Times (Dubai). After the grand success of 2004 All Goa Inter-Village football tournament held at Iranian stadium Dubai, All Star Entertainment in association with United Goans are organising their second All Goa Inter-Village 11-a-side championship during the holy Month of Ramadan. Click here.

Thinking of buying abroad? Mother knows best. By Sue Arnold.
8 Oct: The Independent (UK). Excerpt: Right now my daughter lives in a house on the beach in Goa which she has rented for £800 for the year while she looks for fabrics and tailors and cobblers to make up the clothes she designs. It's a lovely little house with a tiled veranda. Click here.

Barista aroma wafts across border
8 Oct. The Telegraph. Barista Coffee (espresso bars and espresso corners) plans to set up shop in Goa, Scotland and Singapore among other places. Click here.

Bahrain: Goan Maids In Demand. Eunice Del Rosario
9 Oct: Gulf Daily News. A new minimum wage of BD75 for Filipina housemaids, stipulated by their own government, will be ignored say recruiters in Bahrain as those from India reportedly earn around BD40 … Al Shoala's public relations manager Makki Abdulla said Goan housemaids were in high demand in Bahrain. "Most Bahraini families want Indian housemaids now, this is what we have found out," he said. "Indians make very good housemaids and they tend to adapt to Bahrain more easily than Filipinas. They also stay for a long time in each household." Click here.

You can go home again in India
9 Oct: Salt Lake Tribune. Professionals return to India and buy houses that mimic the U.S. they left behind. Bangalore’s ''Palm Meadows,'' is an enclave of gently curving streets, Spanish-tile roofs and lawns manicured to putting-green perfection. It is an 85-acre California-style gated community complex of commercial, residential, and IT park space. ''It's mayhem once you leave the gates of the neighborhood,'' said Yamini Narayanan, an economist and stay-at-home-mother.
After living in the United States for more than a dozen years, she recently returned with her husband and two children. The first months were tough: The filth disgusted her, the servants confused her, the chaos of the streets worried her … Places like Palm Meadows make the cross-cultural navigation a little easier. Nicer houses start at around $227,000, a small fortune by Indian standards. Photo and full text, 730 words.

Cayman: Having the perfect lunch by the Bay

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10 Oct: Cayman Net News. Excerpts: Right in the harbour of George Town the Bayside Café provides a great place for lunch … Serving food from Goa, Bayside Café is arguably the best Indian restaurant in Grand Cayman … Traditional Goan dishes sit alongside other dishes from the sub continent as well as continental choices … The staff are extremely warm and welcoming and very efficient seeing to your every need, and Chef Angelo has years of experience in some of the best restaurants in the world. For full text and more photos click here.

A “Jazz Cry” for Belinda Oliveira
10 Oct. Gomantak Times. Belinda Oliveira is in hospital in Goa stricken with cancer. A benefit Jazz concert takes place in Campal, Goa, on 12 Oct. For details see
Belinda Oliveira, has been passionate about music and jazz in particular since her childhood days. Her soulful renditions of jazz standards has been making waves at places like Ronnie Scots in London, Knitting Factory in New York and the Basement in Sydney. Check out her website at

Soul Yatra
12 Oct: (New York). Jazz in India has arrived, especially among Goans who have consistently produced their own legends in this great art form that originated in America. Hennessy cognac has signed on an all Goan jazz band for a series of performances at some of the best jazz clubs around the world. The band 'Soul Yatra' has been chosen as the Indian ambassadors of jazz. More information about the band at

Fish is food for the brain: study
11 Oct: Herald. Fish really is brain food and eating enough of it can make you years younger, researchers said in a study released on Monday. Scientists at Rush University Medical Center [in Chicago] found that elderly people who ate fish at least once a week had a 10 to 13 percent per year slower rate of cognitive decline than those who did not eat fish regularly.
[The full report was posted online on 10 Oct. in Archives of Neurology. It will be published in the December print edition of the journal. To read the full report click here]

Uganda’s Obote is Dead
11 Oct. New Vision (Kampala). Former President Apollo Milton Obote is dead. Obote, 81, who has been living in exile in Lusaka, Zambia since his overthrow in 1985, died yesterday at 5:30pm in a Johannesburg hospital in South Africa. [Alert by Ferdie Rodrigues]

Indians win right to information
12 Oct: BBC. People across India have new rights to access information held by the government under a law which has come into force nationwide. The right-to-information law applies to government agency material as well as private sector material which is held by official bodies.

UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de’Sa


Fri. 14/10 : BBC 2: 11.40 (20mins) BBC Primary History
(Black History Month). The first in a two part programme looks at the history of black and Asian people in Britain from the Romans to the Slave Trade. Part 2 is on Friday 21 Oct

Fri. 14/10 : Channel 4: 4:00pm(30mins). Come Dine with Me
Cookery. Ishrat Gazala fires up her guests with an authentic Indian curry, but will they be as impressed by her unconventional home?

Mon. 17/10 : Channel 5: 10:00pm(65mins). Race Swap
Reality Show: Linford Christie and former page three girl Sam Fox attempt to switch races. Linford disguises as a middle aged white man and Sam as an Asian housewife.

Tues. 18/10: Channel: UKTV: 10.00pm(30mins) Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld
Jeremy Clarkson investigates the motoring culture of India, one of the most dangerous places on earth to drive.

Wed. 19/10: Channel: Discovery : 8.00pm (60mins)Vasco Da Gama
The tale of the journey of Vasco da Gama, the first known person to reach India from Europe. Investigating a voyage that changed the world.


BBC Radio 4: 9.45am(45mins) Book of the Week: Two Lives
Mon. 17/10: Tues. 18/10 Wed. 19/10 Thurs. 20/10 Fri. 21/10:
Vikram Seth's new book, abridged by Alison Joseph, over 5 days, is a voyage around two remarkable relatives, Auntie Henny and Shanti Uncle. They had exotic beginnings but ended up happily in Hendon, London until their deaths in 1980 and 90's. Fascinating story. Two Lives is available at £20.00.

Thurs.20/10: BBC Radio Three: 9.30pm(45mins) Night Waves
Tanika Gupta talks to Isabel Hilton about her new play Gladiator Games which explores the events surrounding the racist murder of Zahid Mubarek at Feltham Young Offenders Institute.


Sun 16 Oct. Uganda Reunion. 32nd Anniversary Uganda Reunion from noon to 7.00pm at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees, Grove, Streatham, SW16. Music by Maz N Co & fantasy Disco. Children's Magic Show, Raffle &Novelty Dances. Contact Christine De Souza Tel no: 0208 310 2332.

Sun 16 Oct. G.O.A. DOUBLES CARROM TOURNAMENT. (Ladies, Men & Children) Venue to be advised. Contacts: Richard Fernandes 020 - 8300 5347, Viju De Souza, 01784 430547, Lazarus Rato 020 – 8767 0342.

Sun 23 Oct: Colva Union, 32nd Anniversary of the Feast of Infant Jesus. Mass at 12.30pm. Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees Grove, Streatham, London SW16. Tickets: Adults £12.00; Children 12 and under £4.00. Contact: Bento Fernandes (020) 8672 0283; Arlene Fernandes (020) 8930 7679; Fiona Fernandes (01279) 432325 (after 9.00pm)

Sun 23 Oct. G.O.A. Snooker Singles Knockout Tournament. Entries by email to: Lazarus Rato 020 – 8767 0342

Sun. 30 Oct G.O.A. EGM/AGM commencing at 1pm at Archbishop Lanfranc School. Open to fully paid up members only.

Sun. 30 Oct. 5.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex

Sun. 6 Nov. G.O.A. MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS at 1pm at ATC Hall, 192 Merton Road, South Wimbledon. Advance booking by 2nd November 2005 for the three course lunch (£6.50). Contacts: Alfred Rebello 020 - 8337 8022, Diego Pinto 020 - 8767 0663

Sun. 6 Nov. Nuvem Feast. White Hart Lane School, White Hart Lane, Wood Green, London N22 (opp the New River Sports Centre). Call Greg Carvalho 01245 261302 or Johnson Carvalho 020 8303 5822.

See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon


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