Newsletter. Issue 2006-29. Jul. 20, 2006
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Goan Voice UK Donations/Subscriptions

It is that time of the year again! Goan Voice UK launches the annual Donations appeal to coincide with the UK Goan Festival as many of you prefer to hand contributions personally from yourselves and on behalf of friends and relatives.

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Goan Festival on 23 July
UK’s premiere Goan event, the G.O.A. Goan Festival takes place this Sunday (23 Jul). Over 3,000 attend the event which features Goan food stalls, organisations, entertainment and more. For details see the Forthcoming Events section. Goan Voice UK will have a stall too – do drop by and with comments for improving the service. The Chief Guest will be Rabi Martins. For a photo and profile of him click here.

HSBC found guilty of racism
14 Jul: The Independent (UK). A branch of one of the world's biggest banks has been found guilty of racism … The case follows that of De Souza v Automobile Association in 1986, which found that the expression "give the typing to the wog" was not racial discrimination, even though it caused the victim distress, because it was not aimed at her … Lawrence Davies, of Equal Justice Solicitors, yesterday called for the DeSouza decision to be removed from British law. For full text, 481 words, click here.

"give the typing to the wog"
Oct. 2002. Goan Overseas Digest. Maria DeSouza (1939-2001) was a determined fighter for racial justice … her daughter Gail from North London writes about her mother and also about her own struggles. Maria was born in 1939 in Eldoret, Kenya. She married Filo De Souza, an engineer with East African Airways. They had two children - Gavin and Gail and emigrated to England in 1975 …
Gail writes: “My Mum took up the post of a PA Secretary with the Automobile Association but soon race problems arose … Maria had health problems for sometime - one was vitiligo (a skin disorder) that shows in white patches on skin. By the age of 50, her skin had gone wholly white … In 1994 at the age of 55 she studied law and earned her LLB degree. Maria pursued her case for nearly 20 years until her death at 62.” For full text, 1848 words, Click here.

Canada: Cedric De Souza in new TV series
GVUK issue 2005-5 reported: “The TV series centres on Dr. Cedric Ferreira, born in Africa of East Indian heritage and raised in a British boarding school. Now he and his young son have come to Canada, and as the doctor tries to set up his Vancouver practice…
CBC has announced that the series, called 49th and Main, will hit the airwaves on July 18, 19, and 20th and July 25, 26, and 27th from 2:30 - 3:00 - on CBC, of course. Other updates: The lead role is played by Cedric de Souza.
For more photographs click here.
For links to more information click here.
Cedric De Souza was born in Kenya. He trained and performed in repertory theatre in Britain, Nairobi and Toronto.

Canada: Ian D’Sa: Quick hits
15 Jul: The Edmonton Journal. CD: Billy Talent II. Label: Warner. Like 'em or not, Billy Talent knows how to come up with some of the best song intros in recent rock history. Exhibit A: guitarist Ian D'Sa's intricate jangles from their breakthrough debut single, 2003's Try Honesty … The Toronto foursome never sound like they're repeating themselves … D'Sa adds an unexpected dose of vocal sweetness ... another hit album.
For links to photographs and more info about Ian D’Sa click here.

Miami Exhibit explores multitextured Africa
16 Jul: Miami Herald. A bitter irony lies buried in the title of the amazing exhibit Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography, at Miami Art Central … quietly evocative, gently hued images by Allan deSouza, such as his Fountain, from a series called The Lost Pictures … he's drawn inspiration from a family album … The artist gathered slides of photos his father took in the mid-1960s in Nairobi, showing him, his siblings and parents on outings to the beach and other unremarkable places. The photos were taken before his family re-settled in England and his mother moved on to Portugal. He taped these printed slides to places in his home in Los Angeles … For text click here.
For more info about him and to view some of his works click here.

Germany: Collien Fernandes: Daily Web Television Broadcast.
17 Jul: Medien Aktuell. Broadband course goes off … In September “Star Style TV” will present a daily Web television broadcast with Collien Fernandes as the host …
For photographs of Collien Fernandes click here.

UK: Rev Fr Felix & Susan Mascarenhas
17 Jul: The Times (UK). The Rev Felix Mascarenhas, assistant curate, Chichester St Paul and Westhampnett (Chichester), is to be vicar, Brighton The Good Shepherd, Preston (same diocese).
Fr Mascarenhas was born in 1955. Bombay Univ BA80. Pontifical Univ Rome JCD88. Pilar Major Th Sem Goa BTh81. Ordained Deacon in 1982. Ordained Priest in 1982. In RC Ch 82-02.
For more info click here.

Tony Fernandes: On top of the world
17 Jul: Malay Mail (Malaysia). A true captain of industry, Tony Fernandes speaks earnestly on money, life and his aspirations for the future. Excerpt: “My biggest inspiration was my mother. My mom used to fly around, selling tupperwares. She travelled a lot,” he fondly recalls … Fernandes was voted the 12th richest man in Malaysia and is said to be worth about RM705 million … how can one explain his coup in getting AirAsia to sponsor the world’s best-supported team, Manchester United? Tell you what. He is a real devil, never mind that he supports West Ham. For photo and text, 1026 words, click here.

AirAsia Gears Up For Flights to India
18 Jul: Bernama (Malaysia). Budget airline AirAsia has announced that it is looking at more aggressive routes expansion by flying into China and India next year. Its chief executive officer Tony Fernandes said his crew was already working on plans to expand to China and India and some applications had been put in. In India, he said AirAsia hoped to fly into the coastal areas. Click here.


18 Jul: Britona, Goa. MARIA ERMELINDA FERNANDES e RODRIGUES. Wife of late Santana Rodrigues. Mother of Agnela / Guilherme (Portugal), Irene / Joaquim (London), Rosita / Jose Antonio (Candolim), Sylvia / Olavo (Dubai), Elizabeth / late Auspicio (Mapusa), Grace / Polly (Kuwait), Judith / John (Canada).

16 Jul: Montreal. SANDRA (SANDY) FERNANDEZ (Born 1956). Daughter of Tommy and Iris. Companion of David Drakes, loving sister of Mandy (Louie), Noel (Sandra), Glenda and Ashley, dear aunt of Conrad, Trevor and Amanda. Memorial service on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences: [Info from Felix D’Sa]. For full details click here.

15 Jul. Croydon, UK. STEPHEN XAVIER LUCIO FERNANDES (Born in Goa, ex-Nagpur). Beloved husband of Julia Fernandes and cherished father of Esther and Ivan. A requiem mass will be celebrated on Thur 27 July at St Mary\'s R.C. Church, Wellesley Road, West Croydon, at 12.10 p.m. The burial will follow at Mitcham Road Cemetery. A reception will be held at the parish hall of St Mary's following the burial. Donations to Cancer Research UK could be made in memory of Stephen. Please send to Co-op Funeralcare, 154 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TD. Condolences to

14 Jul: Chorao, Goa. LUIZA BRITTO E COLACO. Wife of late Martires Sebastiao Colaco. Loving mother of Felix/Kathy (Canada).

11 Jul: London. MARY LOUISE-ANN FIGUEIREDO (aged 52, ex-Tanga, Tanzania). Daughter of late Anthony (Antu)/Sara. Sister of Carl.
A requiem mass will be celebrated on Mon. 24 Jul. at St Paul’s R.C. Church, Station Road, Wood Green, N22 at 10.30 a.m. The burial will follow at Wood Green Cemetery, Wolves Lane, Wood Green. A reception will be held at the parish hall of St Paul’s following the burial. The family request no floral tributes but suggest a donation could be made to the North London Hospice, 47,Woodside Avenue, North Finchley, London, N12 8TF., in memory of Louise-Ann. Condolences to

Nairobi, Kenya. MARIA AURORA ANTAO. Beloved mother of Lucilda, Laura, Dorothy, Anthony, Muriel, Ira, Nancy, Doris and Bosco. Mother-in-law to Aklin, Felix, Armando, Marina, Jesino, Baltazar, Joy and Carmen. Proud Grandmother and great-grand-mother of Jason, Darren, Fabian, Ivan, Adrian, Avila, Vivian, Tracey, Melissa, Sergio, Sue-Allen, Shirleen, Rohit, Noel, Benjamin, Olivia, Macy and Priya. Funeral Mass at St Francis Xavier's Church, Thursday, 20th July, 2006 at 10.00 a.m. followed by a PRIVATE cremation. No flowers please, any contribution will be gratefully welcome for a charity in Goa. [Info from Dr. Joyce Shamshudin]

Obituary: Carlos Da Cruz - Wild Life Expert and Animal Sculptor
14 July. Coastweek (Mombasa). Cahil Marduff writes: I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Carlos da Cruz … His charm and ebullient nature left a lasting impression on me … His knowledge and talents were phenomenal … He will be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate to have known him …Carlos's sense of humour was infectious and he narrated many interesting tales and episodes … He detested corruption and fought those who profited from the plunder of Kenya's natural resources with all his might and know how.
For text, 1089 words, click here.
For another obituary, 1529 words, by Mohamed Ismail, click here.
[Carlos’ death in Lorca, Spain, on 17 May was posted in GVUK issue 2006-21.]

Obituary: His Honour John da Cunha
19 Jul: The Telegraph (UK). His Honour John Da Cunha, who has died aged 83, was a barrister and circuit judge; his legal career began when, at the age of 23, he was sent to Germany to join the British legal team preparing for the Nazi war crimes trials. For text click here.
For a photograph of him see GVUK 2006-23


Property: for Sale/Lease: Campal House, Panjim
Spacious showrooms, office space, executive apartments for sale/lease in upscale area by the Mandovi River near Miramar beach in Panaji, GOA Contact Carlos Rodrigues, California, USA,


Goa woos Aussies for monsoon tourism
18 Jul: Express Travel World. 532 words. Click here.

Devaaya: the ayurvedic spa experience in Divar
18 Jul: Express Travel World. Devaaya, the Ayurvedic Spa Resort, is nestled in five acres of lush greenery, fringed by swaying coconut palms and embraced by the mystical river Mandovi, on Divar Island, Goa, located barely 10 kilometres from the capital town of Panaji. 321 words. Click here.


Foreigners grab over 1million sq mt of land
14 Jul: Herald. … around 350 properties in Bardez have been bought by the foreigners most of whom are from the UK in the last three years …

Videoclip: Goa rises: Don't sell our motherland
16 Jul: IBN Live. The people in Morjim village of Goa are protesting against what they call the illegal sale of land to foreigners. In a unique protest, last week they ploughed a property using two mini-tractors … The protesters claimed that several acres of land have been sold to foreigners in Goa in violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act or FEMA. Several tenants also claim that they have been cheated of their land by landlords who sold the land to foreign nationals. For the videoclip, 1m.48s. click here.

482 foreigners purchased property in Goa in the last three years
18 Jul: Navhind Times. The Chief Minister, Mr Pratapsing Rane said that during the last three years 482 foreigners from 22 countries have purchased land in Goa … The data shows that these included 303 Britons, 21 Italians, 20 Germans and 16 Portuguese. 590 words. Click here.

Negative attitude may reduce investment flow: foreigners
19 Jul: Navhind Times. The raging controversy over the purchase of land in Goa by foreigners and the accompanying anti-foreigner sentiment may reduce the inflow of valuable foreign exchange and also affect tourism in the state, feel some of the foreigners who have complied with the laws and invested large sums of money in Goa. 688 words. Click here.

Goa to urge Centre to curtail tourist visa period
19 Jul: The Hindu. In the wake of a controversy regarding foreigners buying huge plots of lands in Goa, Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane today said the state government would urge the Centre to curtail the duration of tourist visas from six months to three months. 258 words. Click here.


Respecting Diversity of Scripts. By Eduardo Faleiro
15 Jul: The Navhind Times. The Konkani speaking population that writes in the Roman script constitutes a very substantial percentage of the total Konkani population of our State. They are entitled to the same safeguards and protection available to those who write Konkani in Devanagari. 803 words. Click here.

Book Review: Goa That Was by Renato Gracias
15 Jul: Navhind Times. By Lambert Mascarenhas. Having been born in Goa Dr Renato Gracias now over ninety (90), reminisces the life in Goa that was with its values, its religious fervour, its mandos and dulpods and even the litany of Our Lady. 465 words. Click here.

Prof Suresh Amonkar on the concept of discipline in schools
16 Jul: Navhind Times. The eminent Goan educationist, Prof Suresh Amonkar today said that the concept of discipline in schools is changing over the years, with the sympathetic outlook of the teachers towards students replacing corporal punishment. 411 words. Click here.
Suresh Amonkar was a teacher at the Goan School, Mombasa, in the 1950’s.

After garbage & flooding, now malaria worry for Panjimites
16 Jul. Herald. Besides garbage and flooding, its now time for Panjimites to worry about malaria as well due to the rising number of cases … 931 malaria cases have been reported in Panjim alone during the period April 2005 to May 2006.

Goa to host World Chess Championship for the blind
20 Jul: Peoples Daily (China). Goa will host the 11th Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind on Oct. 8-19 and about 100 participants, including international masters and grandmasters, from 41 countries are expected to attend the game. This is the first time in the history of the event that it is being held outside of Europe. 182 words. Click here.


Bit of a boob. By Christa D'Souza
9 Jul: The Sunday Times. Got invited to a girlfriend's 50th-birthday party, and because I felt a bit giddy about the fact that I was a whole four years from being there myself, decided it might be nice to give the old cleavage a bit of an outing … what's the point of going through the whole rigmarole of implants, of paying all that money, enduring all that pain, if nobody's ever allowed to have a look at them? … 514 words. Click here.
Getting the Job Done. British Vogue, May 2000. My cup runneth over: Christa D'Souza contemplates life after surgery. For full text click here.

Charter Flights Prove Best Route to a Lower Carbon Footprint
13 Jul: Response Source. … Flying to Goa from London on a charter flight, rather than a scheduled carrier, a family of four cut their share of carbon emissions by more than half … Click here.

Patrick joins mum’s India mission
14 Jul: The Cumberland News. Patrick Bell, 14, of Keswick School, will do a sponsored bike ride next week to raise £300 so they can buy a buggy for a disabled Indian boy, TECO. He will join his mum, Maggie May, for two weeks next month working in the non-religious children’s home in Goa where impoverished kids are educated … To sponsor Patrick, call Maggie on 07748230020. For more info visit For full text, 477 words click here.

As you like it. By Thomasina Miers
15 Jul: The Guardian. … I am always delighted by the similarities in cooking techniques across the globe. A trip to Goa in my gap year still evokes memories of the delicious, slightly puffed flatbread that we devoured with Portuguese-inspired curries. West London Lebanese kebab shops bake almost identical flatbread, which they wrap round marinated chicken, lamb or falafel and drizzle with pearly-white garlic sauce. [article includes recipe for flatbread.]. Click here.

Book Review: Last Bus to Vasco, Poems from Goa
16 Jul: Deccan Herald. Excerpt: Brian Mendonca looks at Goa with passion, love and respect … Apart from the sublime reading experience, all the more thrilling is the poet’s rendition on a CD which comes along with the book. 591 words. Click here.

Canadian NRI convicted to ship the drugs to Canada.
16 Jul., Canada. NRI Canadian resident Devinder Singh and two others were arrested three ago for possessing 43 kg of charas and 38 kg opium, cost of which in the international market was around 12 million dollars. The punishment will be pronounced on Monday … The narcotics were to be transported to Goa and Mumbai from where these were to be shipped to Canada … 421 words. Click here.

Movie reviews: Golmaal
16 Jul: Indian Express. Excerpt: … The film is set in Goa, where under-clad females fairly carpet the place, but in Golmaal, all you get is Rimi Sen with clothes on … Click here.

Weather Watch
16 Jul: The Mail on Sunday (UK). India is suffering real rain now, as the monsoon season gets underway. For decades Bombay's high society has staged 'monsoon parties' to witness the torrential rain and widespread devastation the storms can bring. This year, thousands of storm-chasing travellers are flocking to Goa, in southwest India. Even British tourists, attracted by budget airlines and holiday packages, are making the journey, perhaps to remind themselves what real rain is like.

Tie the knot in Goa
16 Jul: The Tribune. Ervell E. Menezes talks to Lester Melo, 32, who has made it is his business to arrange marriages in the land of sun, sand ’n’ surf for not only Indians but also NRIs and foreigners … A Goan wedding would cost Rs 2 to 4 lakh, and here he refers to upper-middle class Goans who will not cut corners. : "Why shouldn’t Goans do things in style?" he asks. For full text, 812 words, click here.
Lester was born in East Africa (his father helped set up Air Tanzania) and schooled in Muscat. For more information about the service see

Getting Married in Goa: The Complete Wedding Guide
20 Jul: The book, now in its 3rd edition has been released. The 178-page publication has been edited by Ilidio de Noronha and Lester Fernandes, with research and editorial coordination by Cedric Silveira and editorial contributions from well-known writers in the field. The book has been published by Plus Publications, publishers of the capital’s very own Panjim Plus and the State’s first personal finance monthly Investor Plus. They have also published well-known guides like Old Goa: The Complete Guide. The Guide, priced at Rs 125, is available through bookshops, leading wedding service-providers and cultural associations in Goa, India and abroad. For details, contact:

UK: TV: EastEnders
17 Jul: The Guardian. … For example, the Ferreiras: the series’ first Asian family who were cast not as Hindu, Muslim or even Sikh, but Christian from Goa - hardly an obvious choice for a show claiming to give a realistic representation of the capital's ethnic mix rooted in mainstream India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Click here.

Kenya: Golf results
18 Jul: Daily Nation. Excerpts.
Kitale: Celtel Golf Day: nett winner R. Fernandes 67
Muthaiga: Lady winner- Cherly D'Souza-19th (165 yards to the green).
Limuru: July Mug: … Don D'Sa 69

Milind marries French co-star
18 Jul: Bahrain Tribune. Indian model-turned-actor Milind Soman has married his French co-star Myleme Jampanoi ahead of the release of their movie Valley of Flowers. Soman announced that the wedding was held last week in Goa. “When we came here for promoting the film, I took Mylene to Goa. I love that place and my mother stays there too,” he said. “It was there in a village that I proposed to her. She accepted, and we decided to get married immediately. For photo and text click here.

Residents bridge community divide
19 Jul: San Jose Mercury News (California). … Ross Fernandes and Emily Yuen and their baby daughter, Kate, live across on Michigan Avenue, Alviso. ``To tell you the truth,'' Fernandes said at their dining table, ``we did not intend to stay in Alviso” … He is from Goa province in India and makes a living as a high-tech consultant … To almost everyone's surprise on Michigan Avenue, [soon after he moved in], Fernandes crossed the street and introduced himself to every household. Click here.

India bloggers angry at net ban
19 Jul: BBC News. India's burgeoning blogging community is up in arms against a government directive that they say has led to the blocking of their web logs. The country's 153 Internet service providers (ISP) have blocked 17 websites since last week on federal government orders … Writer Dilip D' Souza, who authors a blog, says there's a "groundswell" of anger over the government decision. "The government of my country does what governments find so easy: ban, block, censor," he writes. 749 words. Click here.

Rave on: London's biggest psy-trance festival
19 Jul: Time Out (London). This weekend the cavernous labyrinth of arches at SeOne will be devoted to RAVE: The International Indoor Festival … The daddy of psy-trance is the Goa trance of the early '90s and legend has it that young Israelis, letting their hair down at Goa's full-moon parties after army service, returned to studios in Tel Aviv to start Goa's mutation into today's psy-trance … Details at


Following the recent blasts leading to death and destruction in Mumbai, several Goanet posts have explored the origins and reasons for the bombs. Among these, an article, "India's Indestructible Heart" has received supportive comments. Hopefully, Goan Voice (UK) readers will endeavour to read the article soon.

The Mumbai blasts have also drawn strong support for a regional war but anti-war sentiments have also been expressed. With so much strife taking place the Middle East, where many Goans work in the hospitality sector, commentary on the situations from GV(UK) readers will be particularly welcomed by Goanet.

Find out about "The Mollekars of Veling" from an interesting account by Valmiki Faleiro. It is about workers on the land and their excellent native business skills.

Did GV(UK) readers know that Entebbe, Uganda, could have become the capital of Israel but for the (1917) Balfour Declaration? Find out about such a real possibility from fascinating posts on Goanet.

In an unusual but informative article by Celsa Pinto, titled "Virtue in Vice: Opium money and the making of Panjim" we learn about the strategic role of opium in Goa. Celsa claims that, "the transformation of the emerging capital, Panjim, from swamp to the gift of the Malwa opium trade of the nineteenth century. This material is truly fascinating and an excellent read.

Finally, a ban, perhaps a temporary one, has been placed on tourists visiting the holy shrines in Old Goa during services. This has caused much controversy. Some agree with the ban unreservedly, but others claim that such a ban is not acceptable as the sites are World Heritage Sites. This view claims that, the status of the sites prevents bans and that, very often, tourists travel great distances to visit the sites and shrines.

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

UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de’Sa


Sun. 23/7: Living TV: 6.00pm (60mins) Just Jade
Reality documentary following Jade Goody in her bid to become a successful businesswoman. Jade’s trip to India to visit the factory where her perfume is being made proves to be spiritually fruitful.

Mon. 24/7: History Channel: 8.00pm (60mins) Victorians Uncovered
Sex and The Empire. As Britain's influence in India grew, once relaxed attitudes to interracial relationships hardened, particularly after the Indian Mutiny of 1857. [Repeat]

Thu. 27/7. UKTV Food: 7.30pm. Portugal.
Bourdain: a Cook’s tour of Portugal.


Tues. 24/7: BBC Radio 4: 9.30pm (29mins) Between Ourselves
Two Catholic priests who left the priesthood to get married, discuss their experiences


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

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. Coach to the GOA Goan Festival from Harrow & Wealdstone/Edgware - Return fare £6 payable in advance by 20th July. Departure: 11am Mass 12:15 Contact: Amelia 0208 861 2073

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

Sat 26 Aug South East Goans Day Trip to Dunkirk & De Panne. Family & Friends day out. Shopping and Seaside Tour - picnic at the beach. Closing date- 29-05-06. Contact Chris 01322 400 732 or Ron 0208 303 3386

Sun. 27 Aug. G.O.A. Sports Day at Archbishop Lanfranc School. Contact: Peter Rodrigues 020 - 8399 4883. For stall applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457


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