Newsletter. Issue 2008-36. September. 04, 2008
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Fashion Designer Warren Noronha
30 Aug: Sadastyle. Kenya born designer Warren Noronha, has been making quite a name for himself. His early preferences were for African “makonde”. Directly from college, he was chosen by London-based Italian designer, Antonio Berradi, to be his head assistant. After 4 years, Warren felt confident enough to design under his own label. 70 words. Click here.
For the GVUK Warren Noronha supplement click here.

Goa plans yearly overseas conference of expats
30 Aug: Thaindian News. Commissioner for NRI Affairs, Eduardo Faleiro, has announced plans to hold a yearly global convention of Goans in different countries that are home to significant Goan expat populations. This would encourage greater involvement from the Goan expatriate community. 558 words. Click here.

Study to examine migration from Goa
31 Aug: Macau daily Times. Goa has signed a contract with the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) of Kerala to conduct a Goa Migration Monitoring study. This study will focus on regions where Goans have migrated – Mumbai, Karachi, East Africa, Portugal, Britain, Myanmar, Macau, Middle East, USA and Canada and is being prepared by the Xavier Centre of Historical Studies. 340 words. Click here.

Goan sailor’s family pleads for release
31 Aug: Family members of Anthony Themudio, a Goan sailor onboard the ship M V Iran Deyanat, which was hijacked off Somalia, has pleaded for the Central government’s intervention to free the hostages. The ship has been taken to an undisclosed location. 164 words. Click here.

Interview with Roy de Souza
1 Sept: Televisionpoint. Roy de Souza is the CEO and co-founder of Zedo, the third largest global internet ad-serving firm, and a pioneer in social network advertising. In this interview Roy talks about the future of on-line ads, social networking and how he balances work and family life. 871 words. Click here.

Canada: Linsey Fernandes Named to Conference Honor Roll
2 Sep: AIC Yellowjackets. Linsey Fernandes (Ajax, Ont.) of the American International College field hockey team was named to the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll for her performance last week when she scored the first goal of her collegiate career… Click here. Excerpts from her profile: Daughter of Richard and Patricia Fernandes ... her uncle, Louis Mendonca, is the head coach of the Canadian men’s field hockey Olympic team. Hometown: Ajax, Ont. High School: Notre Dame Catholic… Click here.

UK: Hazel Gomes’ illustrations go on auction at Christies
4 Sept: Goanet News. Goan artist Hazel Gomes has more of her illustrations coming up for auction at Christies in South Kensington, on Tuesday, September 18, 2008 in the Christies Interiors 20th Century Edition. Click here.

Tennis: US Open: Paes enters final of men's and mixed doubles
4 Sep: CNN-IBN. Leander Paes is in line for a double at the US Open. Leander Paes is in line for a double at the US Open as he entered the finals of both the men's doubles and mixed doubles at the Flushing Meadows…305 words. Click here.
Leander Paes was born in Goa on 17 June 1973. In an India Express interview, Leander said, “Grandpa actually designed this home [in Velim] for us. He was quite a man. He came over from Arusha, in Tanzania. He was a great doctor and when the Indians were asked to leave from there, he got a boat with his brother and sailed to Goa.”
Paes and Black win U.S. Open mixed doubles title
5 Sep: Daily Mirror (UK). India's Leander Paes and Zimbabwe's Cara Black won the mixed doubles title at the U.S. Open on Thursday, beating Jamie Murray and American Liezel Huber 7-6 6-4. Click here.

'Volume Zero' explores Charles Correa's vision
5 Sep: Times of India. Volume Zero: The Work of Charles Correa is an hour-long film on Correa's architecture… The film has footage of him relaxing at his home in Goa… The project that promises to be Correa's most dramatic work to date is Lisbon's Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, a scientific research centre still under construction at the point at which the Tagus river joins the Atlantic… 819 words.Click here.

From Eddie Fernandes
I am most grateful to Selma Carvalho who edited the website and newsletter for the last two weeks when I was on holiday. She found most of the news items that appeared here and researched them. Thank you, Selma!
Note: This weekly issue is delayed because of the Ganesh holidays in Goa, where the html work is carried out.


3 Sep: Dubai. DR KASHINATH VENKATESH SARDESAI. Father of Sunila and Hema.

2 Sept: Calcutta. CANDIDA CARNEIRO. Mother of Luis (Australia) Felix (USA) Effie, Armando, Umeblina (India), Wendy (London), Brenda and Michael (India).

31 Aug: Ribandar. Anjuna-Gaumvaddi. JOAO AGNELO FRANCISCO D'SOUZA (Ex-Gray Mackenzie, Abu Dhabi): Husband of Wilma, father of Loyd and Bianca

31 Aug: Tollecanto, Velim, Goa. IDA EDVIGES LEONILDES DIAS e DA COSTA. Wife of late Vicente Piedade Antonio. Loving mother of Sara/Xaverito, late Jovino/Aduzinda and Rufo/Tanya (France).

29 Aug: Quepem, Goa. SANTAN PHILLIPE RODRIGUES. Husband of Carmelina. Father of Maria/Tony (Dubai), Michael (UK)/Thereza, Esperansa/Xavier (Qatar), Anthony.

29 Aug: Uzro, Raia, Goa. ALEXINHA BARRETTO. Wife of late Antonio. Mother of Caitan/Isabella, Aurola/late Evaristo, Roque/Filomena ( Bahrain ), late Piedade, Domingo/Inacina.

27 Aug: Toronto . ADRIAN PEREIRA (ex-Dar-es- Salaam, Tanzania ). Husband of Irene. Beloved father of Silvia and the late Stanley Pereira.


Mickky says Police ineptitude responsible for defaming Goa
26 Aug: Herald. Taking everybody by surprise, Tourism Minister Mickky Pacheco stated that Goa’s name has been defamed across the world due to the police’s inept handling of the Scarlet Keeling case. In order to sustain tourism, he stressed the need for the Home department and the Tourism department to work together. 335 words. Click here.

Owner of British real estate developer disappears
26 Aug: Baltic Business News. British real estate developer Churchills has finished operating in Parnu and the company’s owner Lee Williams has disappeared with the clients’ money. Churchills, mediated real estate in Estonia, Goa and other places, for British citizens. 127 words. Click here.

ED suspects huge Fema violations by Russians in Goa
28 Aug: Mint (India). The Enforcement Directorate has sought information from Goa government on all companies that have bought properties in the State between 2000 and 2007. It suspects that some Indian companies could have acted as fronts for Russian owners acquiring land in violation of FEMA. 983 words. Click here.

On location: When Women Rule the World
29 Aug. Broadcast (UK). Executive producer Peter Davey writes on building an Amazonian-style village for a new C4 reality show. Goa was the first choice for the location … “India's complicated land ownership laws meant we had to deal with a myriad of local "officials" and overnight they had tripled the agreed location fee…we couldn't run a production on the basis that we might be held to ransom every few days… “…Get out, we'll go somewhere else," was my considered opinion. So Dominican Republic was selected instead …When Women Rule the World airs on Thursday 4 September at 10.30pm. on Channel 4. 966 words. Click here.

Tourism sector declining in Goa
30 Aug: Navhind Times. The Tourism Minister, Mr Francisco Pacheco disclosed that growth of tourism sector in Goa has come down from 28 per cent in the year 2003 to 4 per cent, last year, adding that growth in the sector is not possible without funds. He produced statistics to show that the number of tourists arriving from various countries including the UK were declining. 380 words. Click here.

Goa Calling
30 Aug: Times of India. Goa. First there was a ban on dance bars in Maharashtra and now there is a ban on dancing altogether in Karnataka. This has led to an exodus of party-goers from Bangalore heading to Goa. 467 words. Click here.

Air Deccan is now Kingfisher Red
30 Aug: Times of India. Goa. Popular discount carrier, Air Deccan is now Kingfisher Red, after Vijay Mallya bought around 50% stake in the carrier and rebranded the airline. 331 words. Click here.

Land deals of Foreigners and PIOs to be examined
30 Aug: Navhind Times. CM Kamat, said on Friday that the government would collect all matters related to under-valuation of Goan lands bought by foreigners. Land deals involving foreigners would be categorised under the headings of foreigners and PIOs, and action taken against any violation of rule. 333 words. Click here.

We know who killed Stephen in Goa says Gloucestershire family
31 Aug: Sunday Mercury. The family of a Midland man murdered in Goa have handed a file to police implicating two British men in the brutal killing. Stephen Bennet was tortured and killed in Goa in 2006. Local police initially charged six villagers with his killing but his family say he was murdered by druglords. 874 words. Click here.

Stubborn tourists on Goan beaches
31 Aug: Times of India. Goa. The calm of Goan beaches is often shattered by the cries for help from tourists who have ventured into treacherous waters despite the warnings posted. 556 words. Click here.

A “Tourist Security Force” for Goan beaches
31 Aug: Times of India. Goa. With Goan beaches being plagued by beggars, hawkers, vendors and masseurs, the tourism department is now considering constituting a separate Tourist Security Force, comprising of ex-security men to patrol the beaches. 238 words. Click here.

HC to hear complaint against Fiona Mackeown
31 Aug: The Bombay High Court bench at Goa will hear the petition filed by Utt Goenkara, spokesman Aires Rodrigues, challenging the order of the Children’s Court which refused to direct police to investigate Fiona Mackeown’s responsibility in the death of her minor daughter, Scarlette Keeling. 443 words Click here.

India asks for child-free zones
1 Sept: Times of India. Amidst a growing chorus of people calling for adult-only eateries and cafe, “no children allowed”, maybe an idea whose time has come in India and a trickle of hoteliers and others are starting to provide child-free nirvana for those who want it. 688 words. Click here.

Travel Feature: A Bit of a Goa!
2 Sep: OK! Magazine (UK). Goa may be India’s smallest state, but it packs a punch far bigger than its size… Photos and text, 1036 words. Click here.

Children's court rejects CBI plea in Scarlett case
2 Sept: Times of India. Goa. The Children’s court on Monday rejected a plea by the CBI to keep the Scarlett Keeling murder trail in abeyance, as it has taken cognizance of a final report filed by Anjuna police against Placido Carvalho and Samson D’Souza. 315 words. Click here.

UNESCO award for Old Goa palace
3 Sept: Times of India. Goa. Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards have been announced and the Archiepiscopal Palace, standing between Se Cathedral and Church of St Francis of Assisi at Old Goa, has been selected for “honourable mention” for conservation efforts undertaken by the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. 274 words. Click here.

Life’s no longer a beach for Goa tourism
3 Sept: The Economic Times. Faced with competition from South Asian countries, Goa now wants to create entertainment hubs, recreational facilities and improve infrastructure to make sure tourists don’t come only for its idyllic beaches. This includes a proposal to set up amusement parks, a golf course and even promote medical tourism. 381 words. Click here.

Detox Briton held 'drunk' in Mumbai
3 Sep: Gulf Daily News. Mark Stewart, 48, a British national has been held at a police station in Mumbai since last week after being taken off a flight from Goa for allegedly being drunk…The unemployed decorator, from Reading, UK, said he had been in Goa for treatment for heroin addiction and had also been mugged, losing his belongings and travel documents. 244 words. Click here.

Australia: 11 years jail for heroin importer
4 Sep: The West Australian. A 57-year-old Scottish woman who was caught at Perth International Airport with 1.2kg of heroin worth $6 million hidden in her suitcase was jailed for 11 years. Evelyn George, who had been living in Goa, India, for the past decade, pleaded guilty Her lawyer said that she needed to return to the UK to renew her Indian Visa and was contacted by members of a drug syndicate who offered her US$6000 in return for transporting the drugs… 326 words. Click here.

Centre okays greenfield airport in Sindhudurg
4 Sep: Economic Times. The picturesque Konkan coast can look forward to competing with Goa in attracting tourists. The Centre approved a domestic airport for Sindhudurg district, which borders Goa. The proposed greenfield airport would come within just about 100 km north of Goa’s congested Dabolim airport — which is mainly for the navy…256 words. Click here.

Goa death riddle of Blackburn man
5 Sep: Lancashire Telegraph. A 39-year-old Blackburn man was found dead in Goa with needle mark on his foot and an unknown white powder nearby, an inquest was told. But Coroner Michael Singleton said that despite three-and-a-half years of inquiries he had been unable to provide answers for the family and friends of Robert Kreft… 480 words. Click here.

Goa Govt summons Fiona on complaint of criminal negligence
5 Sep: UNI. The Goa government today summoned Britisher Fiona Mackeown, mother of slain teenager Scarlett Keeling to explain why step should not be taken against her for criminal negligence of her daughter under the Goa Children's Act, 2003. Acting on a complaint filed by Advocate Aires Rodrigues, a notice was sent directing Fiona to be present in Goa on 12 September. 337 words. Click here.


Church to observe closure of all its institutions in Goa
27 Aug: Deepika global. Protesting the recent atrocities on the Christian community in Orissa, Catholic institutions in Goa belonging to the Archdiocesan Board of Education, together with all Catholic institutions in the country, will remain closed on August 29. 112 words. Click here.

Beware, your land maybe in someone else’s name
28 Aug: Times of India. Goa. Cases of falsifying land ownership papers and selling of same land for profit have come to the notice of the authorities. Sometimes rightful owners remain unaware until they find development work being undertaken on their land. 331 works. Click here.

Bagging the Gold
Bhakti Kulkarni
28 Aug. Travel Viseo TV. Ivana Furtado and Bhakti Kulkarni did Goa proud when they bagged a gold medal each in the Under 9 and Under 17 catergories at the 4th World School Chess in Singapore. Click here.
To trace the history of Chess in Goa Click here.
For an article on Ivana Furtado click here.
For a list of Bhakti Kulkarni’s achievements, click here.

Regional Cancer Centre approved for Goa
28 Aug: Times of India. Goa. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said a regional cancer centre has been approved in principle. In light of the high incidence of cancer in Goa, a regional cancer centre is likely to improve medical facilities to combat the dreaded disease. 527 words. Click here.

GBA talks tough on draft RP 2021
28 Aug: Times of India. Goa. With just days to go for the release of the Draft Regional Framework Plan, GBA has said it cannot be part of a Plan which can be subverted by the use of Section 16 and 16/A of the TCP Act. 674 words. Click here.

Regional Plan delayed to September
29 Aug: Times of India. Goa. The Regional Plan 2021, has been delayed and its unveiling could take place in September. In a related development a tripartite agreement has been signed between the State government, Central government and a Japanese agency to provide sewage network in the coastal areas of Calangute. 262 words. Click here.

Karnataka lays claim on Goa
29 Aug: Herald. Karnataka seems to have opened a Pandora’s box by filing an affidavit before the Supreme Court stating that, “Goa is a part of Karnataka”. Chief Secretary of Karnataka, further stated that Goa’s economy is largely dependent on its trade links with Karnataka and that Karnataka reserves the right to file the full history of Goa to show that Goa is a part of Karnataka”. 477 words. Click here.

Saldanha demands special status for Goa
29 Aug: Navhind Times. Former tourism minister, Matanhy Saldanha, demanded special status for Goa, inorder to protect its scarce land resources. He also wants a total freeze on the migrant population coming into Goa. 622 words Click here.

Unanimous resolution passed for Special Status
30 Aug: Times of India. Goa. In a rare show of unanimity, the Legislative Assembly on Friday, passed a resolution seeking special status for Goa, aimed at protecting Goa’s “land and identity”. The government will now forward the resolution to the Centre but there is doubt as to whether the Centre will agree to the proposal. Giving special status to Goa could ferment separatist feelings, opined Solicitor General of India, Carlos Ferreira. 904 words. Click here.

Goa Assembly concerned at beggar menace
30 Aug: The Economic Times. The issue of increasing number of beggars in Goa was discussed during the Assembly’s Zero Hour session. Tourism minister, Pacheco, said it is difficult to control this problem as the tourist police report to the Director of General Police, and do not come under the purview of the tourism department. Click here.

Goa's an 'old-age home' at current growth rate
30 Aug: Economic Times. Stagnant economy, zero growth in job opportunities and migrating youth may make this state an abode only for pensioners. The gravity of the situation was underscored in a memorandum presented to CM Kamat by a group of professional bodies including the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 428 words. Click here.

Creative heads to exchange views, plan innovations in Goa
30 Aug: FreshNews India. Goa is to host a major design meet between Sept 13-15, which will offer a platform for designers and people involved in creative industries, to exchange ideas. The programme will include a design conference, bringing in presentations by prominent global practitioners in the field of design, web, branding and marketing. 594 words. Click here.

Dishing up delights from exotic Goa
31 Aug: The Times. Durban, South Africa. The old adage that there’s no such thing as a free lunch didn’t seem to bother guests at the launch of the Goan Food Festival at the Beverly Hills Hotel, S. Africa. The festival is part of the Indian consulate’s Shared Histories: Indian Experience, which will run until October. 585 words. Click here.

European students lament practices followed at drug outlets
2 Sept: Navhind Times. European students said they had observed curious pharmacy practices, especially at the drug outlets in Goa, which include selling medicines not included in the prescriptions. 2 students who were on a UK Pharmacy Exchange Programme, said when they go back they will have to narrate their experiences comparing pharmacy practices in UK and India. 512 words. Click here.

Will ban on migrant labour serve Goa’s cause?
2 Sept: Merinews. As more and more Goans prefer to migrate and take up Portuguese and Australian citizenship, while others prefer to work in America, Gulf and in the shipping industries, the Ghantis will continue to serve the Goan society. 790 words. Click here.

Pantaleao releases “100 Goan Experiences”
4 Sept: A civil engineer by profession Pantaleão Fernandes has designed and built many residential bungalows. Writing and photography were his passions and short term courses in journalism and photography followed. Soon he had an offer to photograph for the book ‘Parish Churches of Goa’ which was well acclaimed by reviews. Encouraged by this positive response he authored his book ‘100 Goan Experiences’ which provides a virtual photographic tour through Goan landscapes and monuments. Click here.

Digitally signed papers will soon be legal
5 Sep: Times of India. Digitally signed documents, printed at the click of a mouse button is what will come the way of Goa’s citizens soon. To begin with, digitally signed birth or death certificates and land record documents will be issued…Citizens will be able to get these digitally signed certificates through the Internet …The scheme is expected to be implemented within three months… 249 words. Click here.

Goa: Giant Step Towards Citizens Safety
5 Sep: Times of India. Launch of free Emergency Response Services … [Photo shows 17 ambulances]. Click here.

Weekly Update
5 Sep: Times of India – Goa edition. Weather: Max = 31.9; Min = 24.8. Humidity 81% to 90%
Exchange rates £= 79; $ = 44.35; Euro = 64.22.


Goan Chefs welcomed at Table Bay Hotel, S.Africa
28 Aug: India PRwire. Table Bay Hotel, S. Africa welcomes two of Goa’s most prominent chefs, Bhuvnesh Kumar Verna and Vasco Alvares. For seven nights guests can sample dishes such as squid stuffed with chopped prawns and cooked in Goan spices, marinated mussels coated in semolina and fried in crab meat and sautéed in Goan spices stuffed in papad cones. 660 words. Click here.

K . K. Birla passes away
30 Aug: Rediff news. Noted industrialist and former Rajya Sabha member K. K. Birla passed away after a brief illness, at 90 years of age. He was the chairman of Hindustan Times and several Birla group of industries including Zuari Agro Chemicals in Goa. He was amongst the founding members of the Indian sugar industry, a respected parliamentarian and philanthropist. 240 words. Click here.

Christians may form militia for self-defence
31 Aug: The Economic Times. A Church leader from Orissa warned that if the government failed to stop attacks on his community, Christians in the state will be forced to raise a militia for self-defence. 384 words. Click here.

Orissa burning
1 Sept: Thaindian. The Orissa Government admitted to 558 houses and 17 places of worship being burnt in the communal riots that have consumed Orissa. While 53 houses were burnt in Kandhamal, 15 houses had been set ablaze in Gajapati district. 238 words. Click here.

Red Meat can keep malaria at bay
1 Sept: Herald. A researcher has found that eating red meat could keep malaria at bay. People who are regular beef eaters are not vulnerable to malaria, was the conclusion of research conducted by Dr K R Davies. 429 words. Click here.

Centre sends 5,500 para-military personnel to Orissa
1 Sept: Yahoo News. Responding to Orissa’s request for additional companies of para-military forces for enforcing law and order in Kandhamal and Koraput districts roiled by communal violence, the Centre has despatched 1,000 personnel, taking the number of such troops sent to the state to 5,500. 181 words. Click here.

Canada: Priest ordered to give up seat
4 Sep: Globe and Mail (Canada). Elected as Bloc MP, Father Gravel's views on same-sex marriage, abortion rile the Church… the Vatican quoted an article written by Rev. Raymond de Souza, a Catholic priest in Kingston, Ont., for The National Post. The article attacked the Bloc MP's views on abortion and the fact Father Gravel used his public post to put these views to the public… Click here.


Goanet has had a substantial article submitted by Mervyn Lobo, but originally written/published in March 1955, by John Nazareth on the History of the Goan Overseas Association (Toronto). This is indeed, a meticulous and insightful record of the origins and development of the institution named above. It has many chronological sub-headings from the "Genesis", to "The Future". It is my hope that the historical record will be up-dated to the present.

Likewise, to the above, we have an essay by Dr Eddie D'Sa titled Diverse Roots, Varied Challenges: The Goan Diaspora in the UK. The essay is also contained in the book 'Goa: Aparanta--Land Beyond the End' edited by Victor Rangel Ribeiro. The essay reflects "Dr D'Sa's analysis of Goans in Britain and how their attitudes have changed generation by generation."

In Roman Catholic teaching, the term "transubstantiation" has a specific meaning to describe "the change of bread to wine into Christ's Body and Blood...the Risen Lord" as reiterated by Fr Ivo. In contrast, Marlon Menezes says that "transubstantiation is a very scientific sounding word--perhaps a play on the scientific concept of the transmutation of the elements. Why are you attempting to package your belief in magic/miracles/hexes/spells with scientific terminology, so as to give it an aura of credibility?" Well, well, here we have the development of yet another controversy and hopefully, Goan Voice(UK) readers will be engrossed in matters that they may first have encountered in developing cathecism classes and are akin to the discussion also on Goanet, on the miracles at Lourdes.

Finally, while many GV(UK) give Goa a miss over the monsoon season, they may be surprised that, "monsoon tourism has become a huge hit with domestic travellers as they refuse to get away from beaches even in the heavy rains." While it is known that some Arabs from the Middle East sought the rains in Goa periodically, this information about the domestic tourists from neighbouring Indian states, raises the concern about potential deaths through drowning in rough seas on the enticing beaches.

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By Lira Fernandes

FILM: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. Channel 4
Monday 8th Sep. 00:45 to 04:15. Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan. Set in New York, this is a story of two ill-matched couples.

TRAVEL: Panasia – Mumbai. Travel Channel
Monday 8th Sep. 13:30 to 14:00. Sian Richards tries her hand at India's national sport - cricket, visits the Elephanta caves and learns how to grind the perfect Masala - the combination of spices needed to make the fragrant Prawn Masala.

TRAVEL: Globe Trekker - Tanzania and Zanzibar. Travel Channel
Monday 8th Sep. 19:00 to 20:00. Ian Wright begins his journey on the island of Zanzibar, a slave-trading centre until 1922. In Arusha, he prepares for a safari to the Ngorongoro Crater, and a meeting with the Masai tribes people.

COOKERY: Britain's Best Dish. ITV1
Tuesday 9th Sep. 17:00 to 18:00. The dishes on offer today include nettle and wild garlic soup, chilli smoked mackerel pasty, lamb tikka masala, and Union Jack chicken.

NATURE: Final Chance to Save... Sky Three
Wednesday 10th Sep. 17:00 to 18:00. Sanjeev Bhaskar travels to India to investigate the plight of the rare and elusive Bengal tiger.

FILM: Yuva. Channel 4
Thursday 11th Sep. 01:10 to 04:00. Abhishek Bachchan is Yuva. The narrative weaves together the stories of three contrasting characters, who fate brings together in a violent encounter on Calcutta's Hooghly Bridge.

TRAVEL: Panasia. Travel Channel
Friday 12th Sep. 13:30 to 14:00. Palace On Wheels - India. Sian Richards travels in style on the luxurious Palace on Wheels train.

ENTERTAINMENT: The Asian Bride Show Manchester. Wedding TV
Friday 12th Sep. 17:00 to 18:00. Following the massive success of Café Royal's 'Asian Bride Show', we have this hugely prestigious event from Manchester.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun. 7 Sep: Ex-Aden and Friends Get Together. Archbishop Lanfranc School Mitcham Road, Croydon. 1pm to 7pm. Tickets, includes meal: Adults £10; children (age 3-10) £5. Bring Your Own Drinks. Music by Yemeni. For tickets and info: Tony 0208 281 0460. Frank 0208 653 8642. Sarto 0208 670 3059. Thomas 0208 768 0565. Bosco 0208 684 9154. Chris 0208 679 8703. Gloria 0208 656 3994. Dress Smart Casual – no jeans or trainers). Donations of prizes gratefully received.

Sun 7 Sep: G.O.A. in conjunction with the Goan Chaplaincy, first Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Pick up points Tooting (St Boniface Church) 6.30am, Greenford (Bridge Hotel) 7am, Tickets: £12.50 each. Bring your own packed lunch and drinks. For tickets contact: Nina Pinto 020 8767 0663, Bernie Gracias 020 8723 1322

Sun. 7 Sep. G.O.A. Volleyball Tournament at HSBC Club, Lennard Road, Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Richard Fernandes 020 8300 5347

10 -15 Sep. On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Our Lady of Lourdes the Goan Chaplaincy has organised a Pilgrimage to Lourdes/Nevers for 5 days by Luxury Coach - 3 star Hotel - 3 mins from Grotto. (Full Board at Hotel) All Masses at Lourdes/ Bartres/ Nevers; Walking Tour of St. Bernadette. £ 250. Please Contact:- Cilla Hermann On 020 8684 7671 for further details. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Sat. 27 Sep. SE Goans Belgium day trip. Shopping, seaside, site seeing. Contact Sharon Pinto 01322400732

Sun. 28 Sep: Mapuca Feast at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon, Surrey. Begins with Holy Mass at 12.30 p.m. Musical entertainment provided by Maz & Co. Tickets: Members: £11.00. Guests: £13.00. Children (under 12 years): £5.00. Dress Code: Jacket and Tie essential. For tickets and further information contact: Eusebio Pinto (Mobile) 07941 354756 or 020 8304 9089 (after 7 p.m.) or Freddie DeSouza (Mobile) 07956 649633.


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