10 May: Tilamol, Goa. MARIA JOAQUINA
FERNANDES. Wife of late Diogo. Mother of Antonetta/late
Marcelino, Sylvestre (UK)/Maria Luiza, Fatima/Rosario, Walter,Blossom/William.
5 May: Thornton Heath, Surrey, UK. Antonio FELIX
RODRIGUES. (ex-ESSO Nairobi & Nerul,
Goa) Aged 101 yrs, passed away peacefully at Mayday
Hospital, Croydon. Husband of the late Peggy and father
/ father-in-law of Agatha/Tom, Vera, Rosana, Irene/Leo
and grandfather of Jessica Gracias, Marion & Caroline
D'Souza, Mark & James Jones. Funeral Mass Friday
19th May at 10.00am, St Andrew's R.C. Church, Brook
Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 7RD. Family flowers
| Donations can be made to "Friends
of Mayday Hospital" (registered charity no. 200145),
and sent to 3c Castlebar Park, London W5 1DD. Contact
the family for Gift Aid Donations.
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5 May. Panjim, Goa. SEBASTIAO FRANCISCO SIMAO DE SOUZA
MARTINS (BASIS). (Ex-Kampala). Husband of Ascension.
Father of Elaine/Agnelo Gurjao and Celia. Grandfather of Ashwin
(Mumbai) and Atlee. Funeral was on 7 May.
3 May: Navelim, Goa. ANDREW RODRIGUES (Ex
East Africa). Husband of Emilia. Father of Robino/Filomena,
Zino (UK), Marvino/Candy, Valini/Agustinho.
29 Apr: Nairobi, Kenya. FRANCISCO JACOB FERNANDES
(JACOBINHO); Husband of Pascoela. Father of Primrose,
Petunia, Feodor and Flavius. Brother of Mary/late Curcino
Britto and James/Velsa. Son of late Augusto/late Amelia.
Chill in Goa
4 May: Economic Times (India). Enjoy the balmy
breezes and cool waters at The Kenilworth Beach Resort &
Spa, Goa with a 3 night & 4 day summer package for Rs.
14,000 per couple for Deluxe & Garden View Rooms, Rs
16,000 for Superior Deluxe Room and 18,000 for Suite. The
offer is valid till 31 May 2006 and includes a welcome drink,
a special parting gift, a complimentary bottle of port wine,
discounts and coupons on cuisine and drinks, and a half-day
sight seeing trip to Old Goa, Panjim and a cruise on the
Goa bans rave, trance parties
8 May: Midday (Mumbai). Holding rave and trance parties
at all public places will be banned in Goa after 10 pm.
The government has also decided to halt all beach parties
after 10 pm. The decision, which was taken in December by
Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Dr Wilfred D'Souza who also
holds the tourism portfolio, is finally being implemented
A slice of native Goan life. By Jerry Pinto
9 May: Moneycontrol.com. Excerpt: As a youngster, I went
on some very hep vacations. Every year, I was carted off
to Goa, kicking and screaming. I had no desire to leave
the electric excitement of Mumbai and my village, Moira,
was one of the last to get electricity, thanks to a dispute
between one of the local old ladies and the men installing
the electric poles.Click
Goa Tourism to woo global tourists
10 May: Business Standard. Facing tough competition from
various tourist destinations, the Goa Tourism department
has invited bids from various agencies to professionally
market the state to global visitors. "We want to market
Goa as a tourist destination to attract more tourists. We
have a challenge to tap tourists even during the lean season,"
Sandeep Jacques,director, Tourism Department. Click
GOA NEWS HEADLINES
The pillage of Goa
9 May: Daily News & Analysis. Excepts: . Goa has had very
little political stewardship; unstable governments have been
the bane of Goa . Everybody seems to be buying property in
Goa . Meanwhile, the middle class lot has converted Goa's
prize beaches into a strip with the character of some sleazy
Southeast Asian resort that attracts the flotsam and jetsam
of Western countries including child molesters and junkies.
Worse, the less populated northern beaches like Morjim and
Mandrem have become a haven largely for Russian drug dealers
and Israeli belligerents. In the southern part of Goa, all
major beaches are dominated by five-star hotels and its interiors
by people from all over India and the world.Click
Property norms in Goa tightened
10 May: Business Standard. Excerpt: If you are planning
to buy or rent a property in Goa,
then be ready to provide your personal details to the local
IN THE NEWS
Lessons from the Timor experience
1 May: Straits Times (Singapore). … there is merit in
taking a lesson from the history of Goa. In 1961, the Indian
army invaded the Portuguese territory of Goa, putting an end
to nearly five centuries of Portuguese rule in that part of
Despite the fact that many of the territory's
population were Catholics, with strong cultural affinity with
Portugal, the Indian army found very little resistance from
Within a few years, Goa had been successfully
integrated into the Indian union and there has never been
any demand for independence. Three main elements explained
Goa's peaceful and successful integration.
The first was the impeccable conduct of the
Indian army not only towards the local population but also
to the captured European soldiers. New Delhi also adopted
a far-sighted policy of granting immediate autonomy to Goa
and introduced legislation to preserve the local status quo.
Non-Goanese were forbidden from buying land and occupying
public office in Goa. Opportunities were also created for
indigenous Goanese to climb to positions of power in India.
The end result was that, instead of being marginalised, the
Goanese eventually emerged as elites in India, with many becoming
preeminent figures in Indian society.
Like the former East Timor, Goa was colonised
by the Portuguese for nearly five centuries and had a large
Catholic population and a distinct culture.
|Naughty One of the Naughty Nun speaks
5 May: Cyber noon (Mumbai). The
movie. ‘Tickle My Funny Bone - The Story About
A Naughty Nun’ has received publicity more than
any other recent flick in the same genre. A case against
the film was dismissed yesterday and the movie is slated
to release tentatively next week … Christian groups
from all over India have vehemently opposed the film’s
release because they feel the movie maligns nuns and
portrays the church in bad light.
It’s about a
young Catholic girl, who is a nun but wants to return
to normal life when she realises she is falling in love
with a man. Shot at the Film City, Madh Island and in
Goa, the film stars Rinkie Ali as the naughty nun. Click
RECENT ITEMS OF PARTICULAR
INTEREST ON GOANET. BY CORNEL DACOSTA
Work on a six-lane road expressway from the north to the
south of Goa is to begin shortly. While the new road, close
to the Konkan Railway track will help speed traffic, there
is bound to be considerable disruption for some communities.
Do see Goanet how it will affect a number of villages where
GV(UK) readers hail from.
An interesting discussion has emerged on the presence of
Jewish communities in Goa/India. Also, news has emerged
of excavations which indicates the existence of human habitation
on the west coast in Goa since pre-historic times.
A Fruit Fest will be held in Goa from 5 to 7 May, 2000.
Do get to know about the origins of the exotic fruits which
will be on display, in Miguel Braganza's absorbing account
of the work of the Botanical Society of Goa.
The growth of Dubai as a holiday and residential location
has been well-presented worldwide on TV. However, do read
about the low-paid Asian workers there. A recent report
informs us that "in order to shape the city's ambitious
economic vision, armies of Asian construction workers live
and work in conditions that have been criticised by international
human rights organisations as being tantamount to slavery."
Finally, whether one is for or against reservations like
jobs and education etc for disadvantaged groups, find out
about the current furore on this issue in Goa/India.
More details can be found at the Goanet archives at http://www.goanet.org
Or to subscribe to Goanet, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de’Sa
Sun. 14/5: Channel 4: 5.40pm (60mins)
Worst Jobs in History
Maritime Professions: Look out for Cliff Pereira
shoveling coal with Tony Robinson.
Fri. 19/5: BBC 2: 9.00pm (50mins)
The Princess Spy – Timewatch
In 1943 the daughter of an Indian mystic was sent
to France by Churchill’s secret service, to provide
a vital link with Nazi-occupied Paris. Betrayed and tortured
she revealed nothing of the secret service, before being executed.
Awarded the George Cross for bravery this is the story of
Noor Inayat Khan.
Mon. 15/5: BBC Radio 4: 3.45pm (45mins)
This Sceptred Isle: Empire
The Munshi. When Queen Victoria’s personal
servant John Brown died, it wasn’t long before he was
replaced in the Queen’s affections by a young Indian
from a poor family in Agra. Christopher Lee’s epic story
of the British Empire, narrated by Juliet Stevenson.
for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon
Sun 4 Jun: Margao Union
Feast of the Pentecost at St Edmunds Church Hall, Croyland
N9. Holy mass at 12.30pm followed by social until 8pm. Music
by the fantastic sounds of
NITE LIFE. Tickets include entry, snacks, buffet meal and
dessert. £10 for 12 year olds-
adults, £5 for 5-11 year olds and under 5s are FREE.
Call LUCAS-0208-967 7471,
GREG-0208-907-0545 OR XAVIER-0208-803-5146.
Sun. 14 May. G.O.A. RUBY
SINGLES CARROM TOURNAMENT at HSBC Sports Club, Lennard
Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1QW. Contact: Richard Fernandes
020 - 8300 5347
Sun. 21 May. G.O.A.
RUBY THANKSGIVING MASS at 2.30pm at St George’s
Cathedral, Southwark, followed by a Cocktail Reception in
the Amigo Hall. For catering purposes, entrance to Reception
by ticket only. Members – Free, Guests - £2. Contact:
Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457 or any member of the Social
Sun. 28 May. Cortalim
Union celebrate the Feast of Saints of Philip and James,
and the May Queen at the Irish Centre, Pretoria Road, London
N17. Mass at 12.30pm followed by a social to 10pm. Music by
Nite Life. Tickets: adults £10 (inc meal and a complimentary
drink) 11-18 years £5 (inc. meal and a complimentery
drink) and 2-10 year olds (meal only) £2.50, call Maria-0208-803-5146,
Mon. 29 May. G.O.A.Ruby
Outdoor Sports Festival. (incorporating Junior Football
Tournament and Volleyball) at HSBC Sports Club, Lennard Road,
Beckenham, Kent BR3 1QW. Teams from Goan Organisations welcome.
Contact: Richard Fernandes 020 – 8300 5347, Vincent
Fernandes 020 - 8764 8780 / 020 - 8251 2737, Ian Remedios
020 - 8658 7769, Lloyd Lobo 020 - 8856 6018, Plino Martins
020 – 8657 8951
Sat. 3 Jun. G.O.A.
Ruby Anniversary Ball at Wandsworth Civic Suite from
7.00 pm. Musical entertainment by Calibre and Say One Do One.
Further details from - Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457
or any member of the Social Committee
Sun 18 Jun. Siolim
Union (London) celebrates the feast of St. Anthony
of Padua at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon.
Commences with Holy Mass at 12 noon followed by dancing to
the music of Maz & Co. For tickets and further information
please contact Eugene Fernandes on 0208 2400818, Edwin Athayde
on 0208 6795514 or Derick Fernandes on 0208 3951084.
FOR LATER EVENTS SEE http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/