Newsletter. Issue 2006-27. Jul. 06, 2006
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Reita Faria: Lost and Found
3 Jul. India Today. … newsmakers from the pages of history and where they are now. REITA FARIA was the first Indian woman to become Miss World ... with a swimsuit borrowed from Persis Khambatta. Faria renounced fame and fortune to return to medical studies at King's College Hospital, London, where she married her mentor Dr David Powell in 1971 … She now leads a relaxed life, playing golf, painting, gardening, supporting charities and playing with her grand-daughter.
Check out the videoclip (2min. 38s) of the BBC interviewing her in 2000. Click here.
For more photographs of her click here.
When contacted this week, Reita Faria Powell confirmed that she was born in Bombay and that her ancestral village is Tivim, Goa. She also revealed that she and David are extremely proud of their 5 grandchildren and enjoy every minute of the time spent with them.

Fiona Dias to Step Down as CMO of Circuit City
26 Jun: PR Newswire. Circuit City Stores, Inc. today announced that Fiona P. Dias has decided to step down as executive vice president, chief marketing officer for personal reasons effective August 27, 2006. … "I wish to thank Fiona for her leadership and many contributions, which include leading the explosive growth of and driving our innovative multi-channel marketing efforts," said Phil Schoonover, president and chief executive officer of Circuit City Stores, Inc. 344 words. Click here.
[For a photo and more about Fiona Dias check out last week’s issue.]

UK: Businessman 'caught by Fake Sheikh'
29 Jun: Edgware & Mill Hill Times. Abdurahmar Kanyare from Edgware accused of trying to buy radioactive material for terrorist acts told a court how he wanted it to wash bank notes … The court heard how he asked the city banker Dominic Martins, 45, of Du Cros Drive, Stanmore, and the security guard Roque Fernandes, 44, of De Havilland Road, Burnt Oak, to help him find 'Red Mercury'. The trial continues. 290 words. Click here.

Canada: Joseph D'Cruz: Career Coach
1 Jul: The Globe and Mail (Toronto). Joseph D'Cruz has three academically accomplished sons any parent would be proud of — one is working on a PhD in philosophy, another has just completed a linguistics degree and a third is thriving in a liberal science program in the United States. Yet, like so many parents of liberal arts and science majors, Prof. D'Cruz, frets about “what they are going to do when they grow up.” For full text, 736 words, click here.
For a profile of Prof Joseph D’Cruz click here.

Kenya: Graft Watchdog Orders Probe into TI Scandals
2 Jul. The Nation. The integrity of Transparency International - Kenya chapter has been shaken by infighting, … Among those elected to the TI board during the extra-ordinary meeting held last December was lawyer M.H. Da Gama Rose … Also on the TI board is Mr Mirabeu Humberto da Gama Rose, with a registered interest in 63 companies. He is related to the da Gama Rose family which is closely associated with the Symphony Group of Companies … In 2003, the firm threatened to sue TI over a statement connecting it with the multi-billion-shilling Anglo Leasing scandal. The letter was issued by a Mr Horatius da Gama Rose, a relative of Mr M. da Gama Rose … Vice-President Moody Awori has been associated with the company. Click here.

Timid walk on the wild side
2 Jul: Scotland on Sunday. Melanie Carvalho spent three years touring the west coast of Scotland, gathering material about the rare plants which flourish there courtesy of the gulf stream. The fruits of her labours are on display in a small gallery within a gallery … the artist, a Londoner of Portuguese-Indian descent, had her eyes opened to the reality of the Scottish landscape? This is admirable, of real benefit to visit Scotland and would make an interesting magazine story … Click here.
Melanie’s new exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts runs until August 13 2006.

Leander Paes wins, other Indians disappoint at Wimbledon
4 Jul: Zee News. Leander Paes was the only bright spot for India today at Wimbledon, winning both his men's doubles and mixed doubles matches even as his compatriots in action fell by the wayside. For text click here.
Leander Paes turns to radio commentary
23 Jun: India eNews. India’s tennis ace Leander Paes will be commentating on BBC Radio as an expert during the Wimbledon Championships starting in London Monday, besides taking part in the competition. Click here.
On Wed. 5 July, Leander Paes entered the semi-finals of the mens doubles.

Keith Vaz Honoured for Services to Politics
4 Jul: Leicester Mercury. Keith Vaz has been honoured by Tony Blair for his service to politics with a place on the Privy Council. It will mean that he will be referred to as the Right Honourable Gentleman in House of Commons debates. "I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed to the privy council," he said. 219 words. Click here.

Sydney: Steven Anthony DeSouza: Killer fights removal
5 Jul: The Daily Telegraph (Australia). Steven Anthony DeSouza, 33, who punched and kicked a woman to death in the stairwell of a Sydney hotel is fighting to remain in Australia amid plans to deport him to his birth country, England, on his release from jail … in 1995 he was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Fiona Harvey and sentenced to a minimum of 12 years in jail. He is now seeking parole … DeSouza – who came to Australia with his parents as a 10-year-old – has been declared an "unlawful non-citizen" and had his permanent visa cancelled … he had launched a Federal Court challenge to the deportation order, claiming he should be allowed to remain in Australia with his parents and siblings … He will face a parole hearing in August. For photo and full text, 427 words, click here.
In 1994 D’Souza admitted to police he attacked Ms Harvey, who he had met at a Kings Cross nightclub that night, after she refused to have sex with him.

Murderer to fight deportation
5 Jul: Melbourne Herald Sun. Convicted murderer Steven Anthony DeSouza, 33, has launched a Federal Court challenge to Canberra's plan to deport him to his native Britain when he is released from jail … His father, Anthony DeSouza, defended his son, who had lived most of his life in Australia. "He was on steroids, which we never knew. That boy was working with me seven days a week. He went out one (too) many times in the club, and that's what happened," Mr DeSouza told Macquarie Radio. 341 words. Click here.

Father defends 'steroid rage' murderer
5 Jul: Macquarie Radio: His father, Anthony DeSouza, has told Ray Hadley that he continues to maintain his son was under the influence of drugs at the time. To listen to the interview and also to a former police officer, click here .

Milla Announce Warren Noronha as Creative Director
Milla are pleased to announce that Warren Noronha has been appointed as the new Creative Director for the brand. …Noronha first showed during London Fashion Week in 2000 and went on to win the British Fashion Council New Generation award three times … Warren Noronha’s debut collection for Milla will be launched for Spring Summer 2007.
For a GVUK profile of Warren Noronha click here.


5 Jul. Navelim. Goa. SR MARIANINHA FERNANDES. Sister of Henriqueta/Seby D'Costa, Lucy/Ismael D'Costa, Emilia/Ignatius Barreto, Tina/Justino Rodrigues, Roque/Catherine, Fr Mario O.C.D. (Canada), Anita/Xavier.

3 Jul: Quepem, Goa. GUADALUPE (GULU) MASCARENHAS. (Ex Kenya/Muscat) Wife of late Felix Mascarenhas. Mother of Nora, Cletus, Rita/Austin.

2 Jul: Agassaim. Goa. AUGUSTINHO FERNANDES. Husband of Angelina Dias. Father of Jacinto/Menino (London), Isabela and Cicilia.

2 Jul. Velim, Goa. MARIA JOAQUINA D'COSTA TORCATO (MARINA). Relict of late Roque. Mother of Wenceslaus/Lenira (Brazil), Valerio/Myrtle (Canada) & Blazia/Belarmino Antao.

1 Jul. Canada. FREMIOTH AGUIAR e LEITAO (ex-Calangute). Wife of late Joe Leitao, Mother of Maria Assunta, Blanche/Mark Rozario, Vincent/Esperanca, Jessica/Allen do Carmo Lobo.

1 Jul: Anjuna, Goa. CELINE MONTEIRO. Loving wife of late Constancio. Mother of Dr. Brendan/Margaret (Manchester - UK), Lucianne/late Peter, Savio/Alvara.

29 Jun: Vasco, Goa. MARIA ASSUCENA BARRETO. Wife of late Caitan Rosario Barreto; Mother of late Roque Barreto, Lydia/late Roque Fernandes (UK), late Ida/Domnic Mendes (UK), late Margaret/Anthony Antao.

29 June: Chorao, Goa. MARIA BLANDINA TOSCANO E FERNANDES (ex-Tanzania). Beloved wife of late Dr Antonio Roque Sebastiao Fernandes. Mother of Alba, Tony/Brenda (Calgary), Maria de Fatima/RK (Kolkata), Myra (Dubai), Agatha/Tony Martyres (Ottawa). Funeral service on 2 July in Chorao.


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Sacred sand: Graham Reilly searches for the perfect beach in Goa.
1 Jul: The Age (Australia). …I'm excited at the prospect of Palolem, as I'm searching for the perfect Goan beach … But there must be at least 200 restaurants, shacks and bars there. Patnem beach is more understated and family friendly … Agonda beach is almost empty … Portuguese missionaries encouraged Goans to escape the life-determining confines of the Hindu caste system, often baptising them a few hundred at a time and giving them all the same surname. This explains why everybody seems to be called Fernandes, Gonsalves or Dias. Indeed, many Goans do not see themselves as Indian at all… 1816 words.


Goa: Foreigners lap up 28,000 sq mts land in Morjim
30 Jun: Herald. Morjim in Pernem taluka seems to be a favourite destination for foreigners of non-Indian origin as several plots aggregating around 28,000 sq mts has been purchased by them … Russians seem to be dominating the market. 367 words.

Morjim tenants up in arms over sale of land to Russian national
5 Jul: Navhind Times. Irregularities in the surreptitious sale of land to a Russian national has shocked and angered tenants of a beachside property in Morjim … The property under dispute measures 19,906 square metres and is only part of survey number 119/3 … since June 1, 2000, there are 10 certified cases of property mutation in Pernem, all totalling 32,667 square metres of land. 598 words. Click here.

Probing Property Deals of Foreigners. By Nandkumar Kamat
3 Jul: Navhind Times. It is a very contrasting picture. There is a vast segment of local population of Goa which does not own any property … But taking the full advantage of favourable foreign exchange rates, Goa’s liberal atmosphere and indifferent local administration, foreigners — mainly Europeans are buying property in Goa contrary to the Reserve bank of India (RBI) regulations … But there is a loophole. The property can be leased … Many British pensioners plan to settle in Goa to lead a quiet life … An experienced foreign buyer has three tips to offer … 1125 words. Click here.

Goa awaiting police report to take action on dubious land deals by foreigners
5 Jul: The Hindu. The State Home Department is awaiting a police report to decide on the action to be taken on 200 cases of dubious land and property deals by foreigners on tourist visa in the State … The police have decided to alert the State administration about the increasing cases of foreigners buying land with no proper documents. 282 words. Click here.

Goa: Discussion on Foreigners buying Property in Goa.
Foreign owned property in Goa. Click here.
Buying property in Goa. Click here.
For a listing of other Goa-related discussion click here.

UK: Two Forthcoming TV Programmes on Foreigners buying property in India
Wed. 12/7: Discovery Channel: 12.00pm (60mins) Uncharted Territory
Two property pioneers from Carlisle head to Rajasthan in India in search of a holiday home.
Thurs. 13/7: Discovery Channel: 12.00pm (60mins) Uncharted Territory
Debbie and daughter Amy are in Kerala in search of a holiday home.


Goa: Stamp duty on property sale hiked
30 Jun: Herald. The stamp duty on agreements for sale of property has been hiked from Rs 10 per unit to 1% of the sale price.

Goa: Transit point for drugs
30 Jun: Daily News & Analysis. Goa has become notorious as a rave party destination fuelled by the easy availability of designer drugs like Ecstasy. 385 words. Click here.

Migrants In and Out of Goa. By Lambert Mascarenhas
1 Jul: Navhind Times. To those Goans who are fretting and fuming over the presence of migrants in the State, or unduly apprehensive that those migrants will one day take over Goa, their land, let me refer to the Goans themselves who were bhaile or outsiders … 1842 words. Click here.

The Other Side of Tourism. By Chandrakant Keni
1 Jul: Navhind Times. … Goa is being eroded by vices of all kinds which threaten the culture, morality and dignity of our life. Tourism … It is high time the people of Goa, especially our social leaders and intellectual stalwarts, realise the gravity of the situation and take steps to see to it that the dark side of tourism is nipped in the bud before it spreads wide and deep … at no cost should we tolerate tourism, which encourages dens of vices in our society. We may even go to the extent of doing away with tourism in any form if vices cannot be separated. 562 words. Click here.

Ribandar residents oppose garbage plant at Bainguinim
2 Jul: Navhind Times. The residents of Ribandar have strongly opposed the move to set up a garbage disposal plant in their neighbourhood at Bainguinim. Mr Aires Rodrigues convenor of the Ribandar Citizens Action Committee condemned the government’s proposal. 461 words. Click here.

Goa: Adoption Agency loses license
3 Jul: Yahoo News. The Goa government has cancelled the in-country adoption license of the Goa branch of Preet Mandir, a child adoption agency, following a CNN-IBN expose, which had revealed how the agency had bypassed all legal procedures to start their operations in Goa … The new branch of Preet Mandir in Goa's Aldona village had been in operation for over a year.
For text, 310 words, click here.
For videoclip (2 minutes) click here.

Goa: Microfilming of birth, death records all set to kick start
4 Jul: Herald. Microfilming and computerisation of birth and death records from 1914 till 1970 is all set to begin, according to the Department of Archives and Archaeology.

World Cup: Goans sing as Portugal advance to last four
2 Jul: Reuters News. Residents in the western Indian enclave of Goa took to the streets on Saturday night to celebrate Portugal's World Cup quarter-final victory and the former colony is hoping the side can continue their good run … "We were under them and I remember those days fondly," said Antony Jerome D'Souza, a 51-year-old, who runs a beach resort. "Our natures are similar I guess." 432 words. Click here.

World Cup: Goa heartbroken after Brazil's exit
3 Jul. Times of India. 314 words. Click here.

World Cup: Goa prays for Portugal
5 Jul. Times of India. … "Everybody knows that Portugal are the underdog. But an overwhelming number of Goans want their dream run to continue," says Sigmund de Souza, who edits the fortnightly magazine, Goa Messenger. … "For many people, especially the old, there's a strong sense of bonding with Portugal," says Father Dominic Sequira of Varca church … 377 words. Click here.

Daman & Diu root for their Portuguese roots
5 Jul: Times of India. Not too many people would castigate you if you mistook the Union Territories of Diu and Daman to be sitting by the sea in Portugal … The town itself is dotted with blood red T-shirts … No one in this former Portuguese colony will be rooting for France when the two teams take on each other at Munich in the semi-finals on Wednesday night. 255 words. Click here.

Meet Portugal’s lady fan in Goa
5 Jul: IBN Live. Margarita Costa isn’t a normal Goanese, she has taken her passion for football to a new level. Her car is Indian but its decorations make it look Portuguese. For photo and text click here.


The 'curse' of having a girl
29 Jun: BBC News. India might be a country rushing headlong into 21st century but every year thousands of babies are aborted or killed at birth because they are girls. 966 words. Click here.

Genocide of India's daughters
4 Jul: Daily Mail (UK). Ten million female foetuses have been illegally aborted in India by mothers desperate to bear a son. What will become of this nation of ever fewer women? Anne Sebba investigates. 1872 words + comments. Click here.

Portuguese-Canadians revel in close win over England. By Nick Lees
2 Jul: The Edmonton Journal. … Digging his cleats into my British soul after the game was Portugal's honorary consul Aurelio Fernandes. I lost a rare bottle of single-malt scotch to him after taking England to win. Had Portugal lost, he was to give me a bottle of 2000 vintage port. (A great year.). "I'm going to sip it and enjoy the smoke and peat while I write a textbook for English players on how to take penalties," he said. "There's obviously a need." Click here.
For a profile & photo of Aurelio Fernandes click here.

Mumbai: House of Contention
2 Jul: Mumbai Mirror. While mother-in-law Meena D' Souza files a police complaint saying she is being harassed, daughter-in-law Zelita Dias says she is a victim of domestic cruelty and that she wants a share in the family house. For photos and text, 389 words click here.

Mark Duffield: Return of the native. By Utpal Borpujari
2 Jul: Deccan Herald. British filmmaker, Mark Duffield’s next film, “White Rabbit” will be shot in Goa. “My mother comes from Goa, so it will be great to have a film written, directed and photographed in India,” says Duffield … “White Rabbit will be a thriller set in Goa and will be prominently in English though there will be a smattering of local languages.” …
Duffield plans to use Goa’s Christian traditions as a backdrop of his film, more particularly as “it is interesting to see how religion works in India”… he first developed the idea for the film during his first visit to India in 2003 with his mother to meet his relatives. 852 words. Click here.
For more about Mark Duffield click here.
For links to his previous films see

Jesus and Jesuits in Goa. By Peter Foster
3 Jul: The Daily Telegraph (UK). Excerpts: The crucifix is not always the focal point in Goa … at the Basilica of Bom Jesu the high altar is backed by a huge 15ft statue of St Ignatius of Loyola, covered in gold leaf and mounted high up in a golden background that rises 100ft at least from the floor of the church to the ceiling. … the thing that struck me was that I can’t remember visiting a church where a saint occupied the place where most Catholic churches of that scale would hang a huge crucifix … Just who is being worshipped here? Jesus, or the Jesuits?
Full text, 469 words and comments (1550 words so far) click here.
Peter Foster has been the Daily Telegraph's South Asia correspondent since January 2004. He lives in New Delhi.

Cover Story: Go, go, Gomes!
3 Jul: New Straits Times (Malaysia). David Gomes has made a name for himself in the jazz scene … his father was born in Goa … 43-year old Gomes’ love for jazz will be rewarded with a stint at the Kuala Lumpur Jazz Festival on Wednesday. He will play a 40-minute set with his band The David Gomes Jazz Sextet …
“I play a mixture of jazz standards as well as my own compositions,” says this father of five, whose ages range from three to 23 … Gomes studied business management in Perth, Australia. He has put all that he learnt in school and in life into organising his musical career and moving it forward. 692 words. Click here.

Canada Day: Far-flung Konkani flock to Hamilton for festivities
3 Jul: The Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton became home this weekend for 1,700 Konkani people celebrating their art, culture, language and distinctive cuisine at a three-day gathering at Hamilton Convention Centre … Hamilton Place lobby looked like the arrivals lounge of a big-city airport as Konkani from across Canada, the United States, Australia and the Middle East greeted family and friends. 623 words. Click here.

Germany: Collien Fernandes to present new TV show
4 Jul: Digital TV: A new IPTV "Star Style TV” show begins daily transmission in September. The presenter will be Collien Fernandes of Viva. For photo and text (in German) click here.

Caste divide is blighting Indian communities in UK, claims report
4 Jul: The Guardian (UK). They are communities that live together, look alike and share a common background. To the uninitiated, there is no discernible difference. But a report will today claim that many Indian communities in Britain are blighted by caste discrimination. 738 words. Click here.

Goan troupe leaves lasting impression in Seychelles

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5 Jul. Seychelles Nation. The visiting 13-member troupe, Kepemchim Kirnnam, will on Thursday leave the Seychelles following several scintillating performances of music and dance. Their 8-day visit was at the request of the government of Seychelles to partake in the celebrations marking Seychelles 30th Independence anniversary.
The director of the group, Elvis Goes, stated that similarities between the Goan dance and music with that of Seychelles were one of the reasons for the appreciation of their work. 222 words. Click here.

French Linguist Takes up PhD on Konkani Noun ‘Mog’
5 Jul: DaijiWorld. Christophe Cusimano, a French linguist has fallen in ‘love’ with Konkani language. For his PhD, he has taken up a topic to deal with the sentiments nouns like ‘love’ in English and ‘Mog’ in Konkani. “I love to hear people speaking Konkani, the sounds just seem like a soft incense with the sounds of a crackling wood fire. As a linguist, I particularly saw how Konkani uses nouns to express the sentiment of love in the family. Surely it is the sign of the great importance laid on the society and the culture,” says Christophe. For photo and text, 384 words click here.

Casual Sex: it's risky but so tempting. By Nirpal Dhaliwal
5 Jul. The Evening Standard (London). … Women enjoy casual sex and prostitution, but with far more hypocrisy. They help themselves to young men in the developing world, kidding themselves that it's a "holiday romance" that has nothing to do with the money they spend. Go to any beach in Jamaica and you'll find handsome "rent-adreads" who get by servicing Western women -- lots of them from Britain. I've seen similar things go on in Goa, too.

Amitabh Bachchan to visit Leicester
5 Jul: Leicester Mercury. Thousands of movie fans are expected to turn out to see Amitabh Bachchan when he visits Leicester on July 19. He will pick up an honorary degree at De Montfort University before addressing a crowd of thousands at the Walkers Stadium … He is attending at the invitation of Leicester East MP Keith Vaz.

Portugal: Calouste Gulbenkian: Distinguished Investigation.
6 Jul: Publico. O Prémio da Fundação Oriente foi para Pedro Dias, com o seu trabalho "De Goa a Pangim, Memórias tangíveis da capital portuguesa do Estado da Índia". Click here.

Qatar: Moses Dias ‘dies of heat stroke’
6 Jul: Gulf Times. Moses Dias (38), has died, apparently of heat stroke ... The deceased, identified as was working for a foodstuff company. Dias, a native of Donapaula in Goa, leaves behind his wife, and two children, aged five and three. He had been in Qatar for about five years. Click here.


The Football World Cup tournament has unsurprisingly generated many posts on Goanet. One line of thought asked why India does not produce footballers of the calibre of many small nations as represented by this year's tournament? The responses have been varied including the lament that football crazy Goa is not entitled to send a team. Others have claimed that, India has excelled in field hockey many times and should concentrate on this game rather than football. GV(UK) readers are invited to provide their views on this and other matters.

Is there something called "a rock solid Christian moral code?" Discussion on this theme has been ongoing for some time but there are some new considerations currently being examined in this controversial theme.

There is much on Goanet about the Konkani stage in Goa and elsewhere. An unusual performance as a disabled girl by Rosy Alvares in Mario Menezes' tiatr receives many plaudits and is definitely worth finding out much more about it.

Whether pupils should wear school uniforms or not is an ongoing controversy the world over. Now, Goa seems to be gripped by this issue but with an unusual twist. Tension has emerged between those who seem happy with Indian attire and those wanting western attire in schools.

Domnic Fernandes presents an insight into life in the 1950s and 1960s in his excellent piece on the Cuckoo. This time, Domnic has been good enough to present his material in Konkani but with an English translation. Clearly, this is helpful when a command of Konkani may not be that sound among some GV (UK) readers.

Finally, do read a scholarly article by Priyamvada Gopal of Cambridge University. Apart from Goanet, this article has appeared in several sources and is well worth reading for much thought about revisionist British Imperial history. The title of her essay is "Imperial apologists peddle poisonous fairy tale." Readers' comments on this piece would be very welcome to Goanet administration.

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UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de’Sa


Sat.8/7: BBC 2 03.30am (60mins) Gothic in India: Bombay Railway Station
Bombay's Victoria Terminus Station is a true hybrid of East and West.

Sun. 9/7: Channel 5: 12.05pm (30mins) Rooted
West India. 12-year old Jessica travels from Essex to West India to learn more about her family and religious roots. Jessica is a Parsee.

Sun. 9/7: Channel 5: 1.50pm (180mins) A Passage to India
A meticulously-detailed adaptation of E M Forster's culture-clash novel set in the late 1920s.

Wed. 12/7: Discovery Channel: 12.00pm (60mins) Uncharted Territory
Two property pioneers from Carlisle head to Rajasthan in India in search of a holiday home.

Thurs. 13/7: Discovery Channel: 12.00pm (60mins) Uncharted Territory
Debbie and daughter Amy are in Kerala in search of a holiday home.


Sun. 9/7: BBC World Service Radio: 6.30pm (35mins) Heart and Soul
Alison Hilliard visits Mombasa the home to the majority of Kenya's Muslims.

Mon. 10/7: BBC Radio 4: 8.00pm (30mins) Document
Kenya's Bloody Summer. A tale of murder and cover-up by the British Army in Kenya 50 years ago.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sat. 15 Jul. G.O.A. Ruby Summer Bash for 13 to 17 year olds. 7 pm to 11pm at ATC Hall, South Wimbledon. Disco – Say One Do One. Contact: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457, Alison Braganza 07799 586793, Rosy De Souza 020 - 8677 0390 or any member of the Social Committee.

Sat. 15 Jul. 3.30 P.M. Archbishop Lanfranc High School, Mitcham Road, Croydon. Konkani Dramatic Association proudly presents Tiatr "TUMCHEA MOGA PASSOT" Written and Directed by the King of Tiatr, Rose Ferns. Producer Xavier Soares de Swindon. First European tour, with artistes from Goa. For tickets please telephone Judy on 0208 7632606 or 07949403741, Nina Pinto 0208 7670663 or Cornelius Monteiro 0208 6818716.

Sun. 23 Jul. G.O.A. Goan Festival in conjunction with Goan Organisations at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon. Starts with Holy Mass at 12.15 pm. Contact: Diego Pinto 020 – 8767 0663 Alfred Rebello 020 – 8337 8022. For stall applications: Bernie Gracias 020 – 8723 1322

Sun. 30 Jul. Tivimnenses Association. Annual Social. Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon. Commencing with Holy Mass at 12:30pm. Dancing to Maz & Co. Details from Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 8771 4457, Ingrid De Souza 020 8005 3872, Savio Pereira, Helen D’Souza 020 8304 5585, Elu Pires 020 8654, Ronald Fernandes 020 8303 3386, Roland DeSouza 020 7485 7878. Email

Sun. 30 Jul. 11.30 A.M. Copland Community School, Cecil Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 7DX. Konkani Dramatic Association proudly presents Tiatr "TUMCHEA MOGA PASSOT" Written and Directed by the King of Tiatr, Rose Ferns. Producer Xavier Soares de Swindon. First European tour, with artistes from Goa. For tickets please telephone Damacian Moniz 02083761609 or 07940501196, Mr.Francis D'Silva on 07908591759 or Mr. Antonio Fernandes 02084529406 or 07976522509.

Sat. 5 Aug. G.O.A. Ruby Senior Citizens Outing – Day Trip to Brighton. Pick up points Greenford, Tooting and Norbury. Contact: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457, Rosy De Souza 020 - 8677 0390 or any member of the Social Committee.

Sun. 13 Aug. South East Goans Summer Sizzler 12-7pm. Hurstmere School, Hurst Road Sidcup, Kent. Food Stalls £30 each. Food, music dancing & sports. Come and enjoy the festival. It was good last year and will be even better this year. Contact Chris 01322 400 732 or Ron 0208 303 3386


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