UK: Davinia Monteiro of England’s U20 Rugby squad
1 Mar. Davinia
Monteiro, aged 19, has played rugby since the age of 5 for Sutton and Epsom RFC
then for Camberley RFC. She went on to play regional rugby at London and the
South East Region and for Wasps. Davinia has won awards representing Surrey in
Judo, Netball, Rugby and Hockey. She is the daughter of Colin and Delfina (
ex-Nairobi) and was born in London, England and visits Goa frequently to enjoy
the culture of her origins.
For a news report and photograph, Davinia Sets High Targets, see
Fr. Timothy Menezes: Harassed by lovestruck female
Daily Mail (UK). Love-struck: Cheryl Burston, 48, fell for Father Timothy
Menezes, 37, when she started attending church in 2006 … she gave him chocolates
and a teddy bear and it turned to harassment when he rejected her advances …
She was convicted by magistrates in Coventry who gave her a 12-month
conditional discharge. Text 418 words + comments + photographs.
Germantown, NY: Henrietta & Paul D'Souza: East by Northeast
4 Mar: Hillsdale Independent, NY (USA). Henrietta D'Souza, owner of Haley's Indian-American
Restaurant and Deli in Germantown and her husband, Paul, are two of a growing number of
Asian entrepreneurs calling Columbia County home … Both D'Souza and her husband are
natives of Goa … D'Souza came to America 19 years ago with her parents and siblings …
Her husband came from an entrepreneurial family and had been self-employed in India …
He runs the nursery and a landscaping business, she operates Haley's, which is named
after the couple's two-year-old daughter. They have two other children, Cameron, 6,
and Hayden, eight months … When D'Souza needed help with the running of the restaurant
and the cooking, she brought in her cousin, Ricky D'Costa … D'Souza agrees that there
is something about Asian culture that encourages self-employment. 965 words.
For more about the restaurant and for a photo of them
Dubai: Glenn Perry: “Charity rocks my life”
7 Mar: Gulf News. The UAE had its first taste of rock music in the late 1970s with
Glenn Perry who arrived from Goa … He opened the Dubai Music School in 1980 …
Glenn reached the high note of his career when he recorded his first album in
Los Angeles in 1988 where he lived for more than a decade … Perry dedicates his
time to aiding various charity drives around the globe … 673 words.
For the Glenn Perry home page with bio, downloads, photos etc
Karachi: In loving memory of Goans Club
8 Mar: Business Recorder. …The Karachi Goans Club s about to die at the hands of
people living around it … The Goan girls playing hockey were healthy, slim,
trim and stylish in white short frock swaying around the ground, and chasing
the white ball would look like swans in ecstasy. Where they all have disappeared? …
Each day there is one encroachment on the Goans Club Ground … A few Goans who
still live in the city have lost all interest in sports and other cultural
activities. Some have joined hotels, as cooking experts and the others whom
age has incapacitated, are waiting for respectable funerals … 1022 words.
Peter Nazareth: A Citizen of the World
9 Mar: Daily Nation (Nairobi). By Wainaina Kimani. Prof Peter Nazareth describes
himself as “an African writer” although he holds a British passport and has
lived in the US for 35 years … For a review of some of his work,
9 Mar: Porvorim, Goa. MARCOS SANTANA MASCARENHAS (Ex. Beira). Son of Late Luis Manuel Mascarenhas and Late Ines Martires
Mascarenhas. Brother of Henrietta (Flory) Mascarenhas.
6 Mar: Mississauga, Canada, AILEEN NAZARETH. Beloved wife of
William for 57 years. Loving mother of Brenda (Amrit), Norma, Lorna
(Ashok), Desiré (Lillian) and Selma (Bertram). Cherished grandma of
Akshay (Vidya), Varun (Arunima), Chelsea, Chelson, Meaghan, Evan, Rochelle
and Breanna. Friends will be received at the NEWEDUK Funeral Home,
‘Mississauga Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W on Sun. Funeral Mass at
Merciful Redeemer Parish, 2775 Erin Centre Blvd. on Monday,
March 10, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. Online
For photograph and full details
6 Mar: London. NAZARIO SANTANA PEREIRA. (Born 1924;
ex-Nakuru, Kenya & Betalbatim, Goa). Beloved husband of Lodovina
Correia (Cansaulim/ London). Loving father / father-in-law of Mario /
Marieta ; Maria Melita; and Matthew / Lindsey . Most affectionate
Grandfather of Patrick, Daniel and Christopher. The Requiem mass will be
held on Tue 18 Mar. at St Francis de Sales Church, 729 High Road, Tottenham,
N17 7AG and thereafter the burial will be at Tottenham Cemetery, Church
Lane, Tottenham. Condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Mar: Cippenham, Slough, Berkshire, UK. GEORGE CARVALHO. (Born Carona, Aldona,
Goa) Aged 76. Ex-Nairobi, Kenya, where he worked for East African Power & Lighting
and in IT with IBM & ICL as a computer programmer. Former president of the Aldona
Association UK. Beloved husband of the late Rita Regina Carvalho (sadly recently
deceased) and dearly loved father of Tino, Carol and Rosa. Brother to Connie (his
twin in Mumbai) and of the late Diogo and Sebastian Carvalho. Much loved and greatly
missed “PAPA” to his grandchildren, Ross, James, Simon, Laura, Carla and Sofia.
Funeral Mass on Sat 15 Mar at 10.00 am at St Andrews Church, Washington Drive,
Cippenham, Slough. Berkshire SL1 5RE. Burial at Slough Cemetery, Stoke Road,
Cippenham, Slough, Berkshire SL2 5AX and thereafter Wake at the Polish Association,
Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough, Berkshire SL2 4NZ. The family request no floral
tributes, but if you would like to make a donation there will be a box available in
the Church / Hall. All proceeds will go to Diabetes / Kidney Research
Charities. Condolences to email@example.com
Get away from it all on Goa’s beaches
7 Mar: Emirates Today. Double page travel feature. 1137 words.
More foreigners dying of drug abuse in Goa
7 Mar: The Hindu. … According to State police records, 17 deaths of
foreigners have been registered with the police so far in the first
two months of 2008 as against 59 for 2007 and 55 during 2006 … 340 words.
Goa is gradually becoming unsafe for tourists: Parrikar
8 Mar: UNI. Alleging that Goa has become unsafe for tourists due to lack
of police vigil, Opposition BJP leader Manohar Parrikar today demanded a
thorough inquiry into the mysterious death of a British teenager at north
Goa's famous Anjuna beach recently … The series of 30 deaths last month
including that of foreigners and drug related cases have sent a wrong
signal about the safety of Goa as an international tourist destination,
he said. 314 words.
'Some forces' trying to malign Goa: Digambar Kamat
8 Mar: UNI. Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat today said that ''some
unknown forces'' were indulging in malicious attempts by projecting the
state as an ''unsafe international tourist destination''. 210 words.
The Dark Side of Paradise
8 Mar: Daily Express (UK). By Bill Coles. …the police are behind a
sinister cover-up. How did the hippy dream go so sour? … Officials are prone
to turning a blind eye to crime … Tourists leave their senses at passport control …
Photos and text, 1670 words.
Forum: Feedback: Goan beaches
8 Mar: The Daily Telegraph (UK). … When I was staying in Anjuna a man near
me noticed a swimmer in difficulty … The swimmer was pulled ashore and I
tried to find someone to perform CPR. Nobody was prepared to help. He was
surrounded by a large crowd of men who held him upside down by his feet. He
was eventually helped away in some sort of state of consciousness. I saw a
similar event on Baga Beach two months later.
Ready, Steady, Goa
9 Mar: Sunday Mirror (UK). Yes, it sure is all go in Goa. You have to
decide what beautiful beach to visit next, when to spend 60p on your next
bottle of Kingfisher beer, when to take an elephant ride through the forest...
yep, it’s tough having fun in the sun … You’ll find locals of mixed heritage
with magnificent names like Aloysius or José, and the buses have slogans
on the front like “Jesus Saves”. This is a funky place...
So don’t delay... go to Goa! 1024 words.
Death, drugs and extortion: the ashes of a paradise lost
9 Mar: Independent on Sunday: Once a backpacker's dream, Goa has become the
stuff of nightmares … The problem is that Goa's laid-back image seems to make
people think nothing bad can ever happen here, and when it does, their shock
and outrage are all the greater … 1512 words.
Goa's lustre dims
9 Mar: The Observer (UK). Goa has long been a haven. But it is now a drugs
and paedophile playground, where police look the other way as the Russian
mafia muscle in… For the many Britons who spend the winter season living
by the golden beaches of Anjuna, the place remains a paradise, the afternoon
calm disturbed only by the occasional bark of stray dogs and the distant
strains of trance music … 1450 words.
Police in Goa ordered an Editor not to report a murder
9 Mar: Sunday Times (UK). As the family of a murdered 15-year-old fight
for justice in Goa, Amanda Merritt, whose brother Stephen Bennett died there,
tells why she’s convinced he was killed too … the chances are that there will
soon be a reduction in the number of British tourists travelling to Goa … Few
can now be unaware that a succession of unexplained deaths is revealing a
deeply sinister side to the popular resort. “The editor of a local paper told
me that he had been ordered by a police representative not to report on my
brother’s case at all,” Merritt says … 1283 words.
Goa no longer safe for tourists?
9 Mar: Times of India. By Preetu Nair. Goa has always had its share of
tourist troubles — from the nudist beaches of the sixties to drug peddling,
and more recently, to pedophilia rackets. But the spike in murder and rape
incidents in the last two months has darkened the mood … 541 words.
Drug trade thriving in Goa due to peddler-cop nexus
10 Mar: Times of India. By Preetu Nair. … With Goa becoming a haven of drugs,
rave and sex, its beaches have become a major market for foreign narcotics
dealers … the cops protect the trade as they too earn a cut … 494 words.
Drug dealers blamed for rising death toll in Goa
10 Mar: The Times. (UK). Since the 1960s Goa has been renowned for its pristine
beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere and plentiful supply of narcotics … a series of
recent rapes and deaths – many involving drugs and British citizens – have
created the perception that Goa is no longer safe for young backpackers, especially
girls. … “When I came back I thought I would stay,” said one Goan owner of a
beach shack who spent several years in Britain. “Now I don’t want to. It’s
ruined.” 753 words.
Time for Goa to ban the backpacker?
10 Mar: Times of India. Now that Goa's enforcers of law and order are
arguably shown up as liars and cheats, murdered British teenager Scarlett
Keeling's heavily-tattooed mother is able triumphantly to claim she was right
after all, is it time to rebrand the world's hippie capital? 445 words.
Trouble in paradise
10 Mar: South China Morning Post (Hong Kong). A spate of rape cases in India's
tourist hot spots highlights a bigger problem in local attitudes to
women … 1338 words.
Goa’s ugly side
11 Mar: Daily News & Analysis. The ugly side of Goa’s tourism industry
has been very sadly exposed by the investigations into the death of British
teenager Scarlett Keeling.
Beware the dangers of Goa
12 Mar: The Times (UK). The belated admission by police in Goa that Scarlett
Keeling, the 15-year-old British girl found dead on a beach last month, may
have been murdered is as shocking in revealing local corruption as it is
damaging to one of India's most popular tourist destinations.
Video: Foreign tourists victims of false perceptions
12 Mar: CNN-IBN. 6 video clips of a discussion. On the panel to try and
answer the question were MP Shantaram Laxman Naik; Convener, Goa Bachao
Abhiyan, Dr Oscar Rebello; and German national, Cordula Bruenske.
Video + text. Goa, from simply tourism to 'moral tourism'
12 Mar. CNN-IBN. Goa is trying hard to maintain its
reputation of a haven for free-living hippies.
8 Mar: Africa Sky. 7 nights stay at one of the 4* Pinewood Village
on Kenya’s South Coast for 2 people in a suite with your own personal chef,
on a HB basis including return flights and transfers to your hotel …
GOA NEWS HEADLINES
Terrorists planned serial blasts along Goa coastline
8 Mar: Rediff. Recently, a man arrested in Karnataka revealed the plan to
carry out attacks in Goa and their main target were the tourists … Riazuddin Nasir,
who was posing as a cook and a medical student by the name Asadulla had planned to
drive five vehicles to Goa, pack them with bombs, park them in the tourist
hotspots and set them off in quick succession. 563 words.
India: Real Estate: Gold rush
15 Mar: Frontline (India). …Goa is witnessing a big boom in the
realty market. The tiny State has the advantage of selling to
foreigners and prices have sky-rocketed. While the local people have
benefited, unfortunately there appears to be no vision for development
and infrastructure in Goa. As a result, the beautiful State is in
danger of losing some of its charm.
IN THE NEWS
Washington: Novena focuses on power of prayer
1 Mar: The Spokesman-Review. The annual Novena of Grace draws people from
Eastern Washington and beyond to St. Aloysius Catholic Church … The novena at
St. Al's is in honor of St. Francis Xavier, known for his missionary work and
his friendship with St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.
This form of devotion traces its beginnings to Goa, India, when a boy who was
crippled from birth was said to be cured by praying to St. Francis in 1615. 632 words.
US: Oregon: Leena Ezekiel: Goan Feast
4 Mar: The Oregonian. Class listings: … Goan Feast: 6 p.m. Thu, March 13;
hands-on class taught by Leena Ezekiel covers the foods of the Goa in India;
In Good Taste, 231 N.W. 11th Ave.; 503-248-2015; $100.
For a photograph and profile of Leena Ezekiel
US: Florida: Ayesha D'Mello: Beaches of Goa
6 Mar: The Miami Herald. Indian cooking teacher Ayesha D'Mello has a new
schedule of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday classes: Classic Indian Cuisine, Flavors from
the Beaches of Goa and Vegetarian Delights. They are taught in her home and cost
$75 each. Contact 305-254-0693 or firstname.lastname@example.org for dates and
For a photograph and brief profile of Ayesha D'Mello
Wales: NRI convicted of exposing himself
7 Mar: Times of India. Joby Jacob, 33, an Indian-origin man [Kerala?] was
found guilty of exposing his private parts to a woman in the neighbourhood … Jacob,
described as a church-going science graduate, claimed he was simply "having a
scratch". 310 words.
John Lally International Foundation makes a difference
7 Mar: York Press. Friends of the late York environmentalist John Lally who died
13 years ago set up the John Lally International Foundation which, in 2007, secured
£10,000 funding from the BIG Lottery fund to do a feasibility study in Goa on the
possibility of setting up proper garbage disposal facilities in Calangute. The
funding has now ceased, but the work in Calangute continues. Project manager Gordon
Campbell-Thomas said: "We have been trying hard to make a difference, but it is an
uphill struggle … As recently as January this year the Goa State Pollution Control
Board praised a scheme …” Please contact John Lally International Foundation on
email@example.com 433 words.
Gordon Campbell-Thomas has been previously featured, with his photograph, in
GVUK 2002-43, 2004-9 and 2002-43.
Football to link Leicester with Goa
7 Mar: Malaysia Sun. Players from Leicester City Football Club are to visit Goa
in October following the launch of a football initiative which will enable a
group of young players to visit Goa to play a local football team, Leicester East
MP Keith Vaz said … 256 words.
Tony Fernandes: AirAsia to fly to India by Oct
7 Mar: The Edge (Malaysia). Low-cost carrier AirAsia expects to open a new route
to India by October this year, its chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes said.
“We are in the final process of applying to the Indian government. We received the
rights from the Malaysian government … It’s our final frontier. With that our
mission will be completed,” he said. 150 words.
For the GVUK Tony Fernandes profile
Wendell says no to ‘Goa property show’ in Delhi
8 Mar: Navhind Times. The widely promoted ‘Exclusive Goa Property Show’ in New
Delhi looks headed for some controversy with Goa’s internationally reputed fashion
designer, Mr Wendell Rodricks turning down their invitation to open the show. 535 words.
SCARLETT KEELING DEATH
Scarlett Keeling: Video: Murder or Accident in Goa?
6 Mar: CNN. 2m.0s.
Scarlett Keeling : “Forensic lab is overloaded” says Bosco George
7 Mar: Herald. In spite of the case having generated so much heat internationally
it hasn’t prompted the police to send the viscera for chemical analysis even after
it was handed to them on the day (February 18) the first autopsy was conducted.
When contacted, SP North Bosco George said, “Yes, the viscera has not been sent for
chemical analysis. The Hyderabad Forensic lab is overloaded so we are sending it to
Mumbai and asking them to examine it on a priority basis.” 443 words.
Scarlett Keeling: Updates
7 Mar: 22:28 IST. CNN-IBN. Video clip showing some of the injuries on
Scarlett’s body. 1m.22s
7 Mar: 19:45 IST. The Hindu. … Sub-inspector Nerlon Albuquerque who initially
investigated the case was suspended in 2004 in another case for allegedly
covering up a murder by showing it as a natural death.
7 Mar: Sky News. Video clip showing some of the injuries on Scarlett’s
A girl's death reveals grim party paradise
8 Mar: The Times (UK). By Jeremy Page in Goa. … a seedy underworld in which
dealers targeted young foreign women and then took advantage of them when
they were high, traded sex for drugs or sexually assaulted them … Scarlett's
death has still shattered the “hippy paradise” image that Goa has enjoyed …
Julio denies being responsible for her. “I'm so scared and confused,” he
told The Times, adding that he had been severely beaten by the
police … 1447 words.
Scarlett Keeling: new report found 'more than 50' bruises on her body
8 Mar: The Guardian (UK). … One account of Scarlett's last hours has her in the
company of three men: two of whom locals have identified as a barman called
Sansom Da Souza and a shaven-headed foreigner known as Masala Mike. She
apparently left with an unidentified man … the bar owner, Luis Coutinho,
denied a suggestion that he was the third person … Da Souza and Masala Mike
have not been seen in days. 673 words.
Goa rape case: Minister demands cops dismissal
8 Mar: CNN-IBN. Goa Tourism Minister Mickey Pacheco has demanded dismissal
of the police officers …
Autopsy proves Scarlett was raped, killed
8 Mar: Navhind Times. There seems to be truth in the allegations that Scarlet
Keeling was murdered, given the way Anjuna police have been attempting to “hush-up”
the case. 526 words.
Was it a cover-up by Goa police?
8 Mar: Times Now. … sources have told TIMES NOW that police have in their
custody documents that indicated all along that Scarlett Keeling was indeed
raped and murdered on the night of February 18 … 328 words.
Scarlett case: Probe indicts police
8 Mar: NDTV. The Goa Police had suppressed the first autopsy report of
the 15-year-old British tourist Scarlett Keeling. 254 words.
Loose ends in the story of British tourist's death
8 Mar. Rediff. … latest reports indicate that she may have been raped and
then murdered, as was being claimed by her mother all these days …
Video: Goa unsafe? | New twist to Brit tourist rape case
8 Mar: CNN-IBN. Scarlett Keeling's death is throwing up deeply disturbing
questions, not just for her family but the police and the government as well
in Goa … 1m. 22s.
Video: Mum Wins Daughter Murder Probe
8 Mar: Sky News (UK) The top story on the Saturday evening news on Sky TV
News (UK) was the announcement of the result of the second autopsy and discussion.
The photograph shows Scarletts’s mother, Fiona. To access the video
clip, 3m.18s, online,
Scarlett Keeling: Autopsy points to murder
9 Mar: Herald. Goa’s Police Chief directed the Anjuna police to register a
case of murder in the mysterious death of Scarlet Eden Keeling. This was following
the opinion expressed by the panel of doctors who concluded second
inquest. 415 words.
Video + text: Goa tourist's death not an accident
9 Mar: CNN-IBN. …Officers with dubious integrity were trying to hush
up the case and show it as a case of drowning…1m.39s.
Second autopsy confirms Scarlett’s rape, murder
9 Mar: Navhind Times. The report of the second autopsy on the body of
Scarlett Keeling confirmed the findings of the first autopsy, which had indicated
that the girl died of homicidal drowning which was preceded by rape … sources said
that the Anjuna police have been acting strangely and it has now been proved beyond
doubt that they were attempting a cover-up … the earlier post-mortem report stating
that foul play had taken place in the death was found missing from the files … 682 words.
Video: Goa murder 'cover-up'
9 Mar: BBC. Fiona MacKeown plans to return to England with the body and
fly back to Goa. 2m. 27s. [Richard Branson has offered to fly the body
Video: Goa teenager 'was murdered'
9 Mar: BBC. A second post mortem examination on a British teenager found
dead on a beach in Goa has confirmed that she was murdered. 1m. 57s.
Scarlett Keeling: Three held over death
9 Mar: AFP. Police in Goa on Sunday detained three men in connection with the murder
of 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling … "We are likely to formally arrest all these people
by evening," Goa police official Bosco George told AFP … The three men, all Indians,
were being interrogated, said another police officer, adding that police were
searching for four more men … 584 words.
Julio Lobo quizzed by detectives over Scarlett
9 Mar: The Mail (UK). Julio Lobo, 25, boyfriend of Scarlett has been
interviewed by police for several hours in connection with her death … Mrs
MacKeown believes Julio is innocent of any involvement in her daughter's death,
despite the fact that the young man, who is unregistered as a tour guide, fled
from his aunt's home last week. Julio, who was looking after Scarlett while her
mother and siblings travelled to other areas of India, claimed in a text message
to Mrs MacKeown that he was beaten by officers during questioning two
days ago … 1005 words + comments + Photos.
Video: 'Mixed Emotions' Over Report
9 Mar: Sky News. Sky's Asia correspondent Alex Crawford talks to Fiona
MacKeown, mother of Scarlett Keeling … 2m. 42s.
Was Martin Neighbour murdered in Goa?
10 Mar: Daily Mail (UK). Divorcee Martin Neighbour, 39, was in the middle of a
three-month holiday when his body was found washed up on Arambol beach last month.
Indian police said he had drowned after he had been drinking. But his grief-stricken
sister said she suspected foul play after a post-mortem examination found
evidence of a blow to the head and cuts and bruises on his body … 531 words.
Samson D’Souza arrested for Scarlett rape
10 Mar. Herald. Police have found sufficient evidence against Samson
D’Souza, 29, to prove he was guilty of rape. He was last seen with the
girl at 4.45 am on February 18 and the girl was reportedly found dead on
the Anjuna beach at 7 am … Police suspect Samson could be involved in the girl’s death …
Re: Samson de Souza
8 Mar: The Times (UK) By Jeremy Page … [Scarlett was at Lui’s Shack the night
she died]. They say there were four men behind the bar including Samson de Souza …
When The Times went to Mr de Souza's home, his French wife said that she did not
know where he was and refused to answer any questions. "Learn Goa and you will
understand everything," she said …
Briton ‘witnessed sex attack on Scarlett Keeling’
10 Mar: The Times (UK). A British man has told The Times that he saw an Indian
barman apparently sexually assaulting Scarlett Keeling less than two hours before
her body was found on a beach in Goa … The witness said that he fled Goa because
he believed that his life was in danger from the alleged assailant and the local
police … His account of Scarlett’s final hours came as police in Goa announced
that they had arrested Samson D’Souza, a barman at Lui’s, on suspicion of
raping her … 903 words.
Mother of murdered girl sceptical at Goa arrest
10 Mar. Daily Telegraph (UK). The mother of a 15-year-old girl found
dead on a beach in Goa has expressed doubt over whether Indian detectives
have arrested the right man … “I am not confident that they have got the
right person, I think that they are just making a public show, to be honest,"
Ms MacKeown, speaking from Goa, told the BBC …
Teen's Goa murder covered up - minister
10 Mar: CNN. Police covered up the murder of a British teenage girl in
Goa last month to protect the southern Indian state's tourist industry, a
government minister and local media said Monday.
Scarlett murder case may hit Goa tourism badly
10 Mar: Express India. The tourism industry in Goa is dogged by the fear
of losing business following wide publicity of the British teen death case,
state Tourism Minister Francisco Pacheco said on Monday. "I am getting so
many calls from places like Germany, UK and other places. They are apprehensive
about coming to Goa following such cases," he said … 272 words.
Scarlett Keeling’s mother facing negligence charges
11 Mar: The Guardian (UK). The mother of a schoolgirl found dead in Goa is to be
questioned by the Indian authorities for negligence, after allegedly letting
her daughter travel alone … 410 words.
Kamat says no to CBI probe into Scarlett's death
11 Mar: PTI. Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat ruled out a CBI probe into the
mysterious death of British teenager Scarlette Keeling and said he was
optimistic that police will crack the case in the next two days …
Latter-day hippy is facing a lonely battle against prejudice
12 Mar: The Times (UK). As if taking on Goa’s police was not enough, Fiona
MacKeown has fought another battle in the past three weeks — against the
prejudice of local people and foreigners towards her “alternative” lifestyle.
GOANET HIGHLIGHTS BY CORNEL DACOSTA
The death of 15 year-old Scarlett Keeling on Anjuna beach,
Goa has hit the UK and international headlines in quite a big way.
So too has Goanet received many articles on this issue and
particularly on how safe Goa is for tourists. An analysis of
natural and unexplained deaths is undertaken of overseas visitors
and this is most informative. Tourists from the UK make up a
significant proportion of the tourists and there is a growing
worry whether Goa is getting a bad reputation that will encourage
tourists to go elsewhere and lose valuable income to Goa. However,
there are many searching questions too: do fellow Goans who are
killed in the UK as Gregory Fernandes was recently, get the same
kind of media attention as UK nationals dying unexpectedly in Goa?
Also, was the teenager (Scarlett) receiving the kind of adult care
that would be normal in entirely new surroundings? This particular
death is likely to continue to receive media coverage for some time
to come and key questions addressed such as whether there are sinister
unseen hands operating within the drug culture in Goa?
Lionel Messias has recently made insightful contributions to Goanet
and his latest article 'Around the World in 365 Days' is no exception to
his talents for penetrating obscure issues. He now tells us a great
deal about Goa politicians who may be milking the system through devious
and corrupt ways that Lionel explores in some depth with many examples.
The enigma of an aircraft carrier without aircraft on board to protect
it in case of hostilities is explained very clearly by Philip Thomas.
It is an account of India's only aircraft carrier, the INS Viraat that
appears to have no support aircraft on board. It thus has neither defence
nor attack capabilities as its ageing Sea Harrier fighter aircraft have
proved unfit for purpose and require immediate upgrading and refurbishment.
Clearly, the big question is---how does a major power in the Indian Ocean
get into such a dilemma? Thomas provides an excellent answer and his
text is well worth reading.
Jason Monserrate's article about New India Foundation Fellowships
may be of particular interest to Goan Voice (UK) readers, scholars and
writers who may wish to avail of funding to examine aspects of history of
independent India. Much detail is provided about how this scheme works and
several examples are provided of those who obtained scholarships and the
fascinating topics they examined.
Finally, do read a fine article on how Great Britain ended India's
Olympic hockey hopes for Beijing in 2008. Details are provided about
a deciding match when Great Britain beat India 2--0 in the final of the
World Hockey qualifying tournament at the Prince of Wales Country Club
in Santiago, Chile, last week. For those particularly interested in Sports
in Goa and Goans in sport, please visit
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UK: TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes
ARTS: Open Book. BBC Radio Four
Sunday 16th Mar: 16:00 to 16:30. Mariella Frostrup talks to the
Indian writer and mathematician Manil Suri about his new novel The Age of Shiva.
DRAMA: Bollywood Jane. BBC Radio Four
Monday 17th Mar: 19:45 to 20:00. Amanda Whittington's story
of a young woman who discovers the magic of Indian cinema.
SITCOM: Goodness Gracious Me. BBC 4.
Tuesday 18th Mar: 22:00 to 22:30 British-Asian comedy sketch show.
FILM: Born Free. UKTV Drama
Saturday 22nd Mar: 15:20 to 17:15. Based on Joy Adamson's factual book.
Engaging and moving family movie set in Kenya in the 1960s where
Elsa the lion cub is rescued
for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon
Sun. 23 Mar. Konkani Dramatic Association
proudly presents 'Easter Dance' at St John’s Church
Hall, Bourne Hill, Palmers Green, London N13 4DA.
From: 2.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Music provided by Nite Life.
Tickets, (includes buffet meal): adults £10.00 Children £5 (5-16,
under 5 free). Dress: Formal (Strictly NO Jeans or Trainers).
For tickets & further details call the following: Antonio -
0208 4529406 / 07988896904; Judy - 0208 76302606 / 07949403741;
Domacian - 0208 3761609 / 07940501196; Rosy - 0208 8352 9450;
Johnny - 0208 7693168
Sun 6 Apr. 1pm – 8.30pm. Charity Dance
in aid of Osteoporosis Brittle Bone Disease.
Venue: Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road,
Croydon, Surrey CR9 3AS. All proceeds will go
to St. George’s Hospital Tooting. Featuring
Music by Dimensions Band. Disco by ‘Say One Do
One’. Plus Cabaret shows. Admission: Adults -
£13 with food; Children (4-10 yrs) - £5 with
food. For tickets, please contact: Derrick Pereira –
020 8952 8899; Clare D’Souza – 01784 421421;
Irene Mendonca – 020 8767 2762; Hazel Rodrigues –
020 8357 6776; Bernie Gracias 020 8723 1322.
Sun 4 May. 12:30pm- Cortalim Union (UK) 30th Jubilee
Celebrating the Feast of Sts. Philip and James at Irish Centre, Pretoria
Rd, London N17. Holy Mass followed by the social. Music provided by Nite
Life. Also hosting the May Queen and May King. Smart dress essential. For
tickets, (includes snacks, meal & desert): adults £12.00; Youth (11-17yrs) =£6 Children
(2-10yrs) =£2.50, under 2 free. For further info call Maria 0208-803-5146,
Melissa 0208- 888-0393
Sat 31 May. 7pm. GOA Anniversary and
Wandsworth Civic Suite. Crowning of May Queen and May King. Music
by Mellow Tones and Nite Life. Further details from Norma Menezes
Rahim 020 8771 4457 Rosy De Souza 020 8677 0390 Rose Remedios 020 8658
7769 Claire De Souza 01784 421421 and Bernie Gracias 020 8723 1322.
For full details
FOR LATER EVENTS SEE http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/