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Goan Voice Newsletter: Monday 18 Apr. 2011




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BBC: On Set With... Meryl Fernandes Ė EastEnders


11 Apr: BBC. Meryl Fernandes, who plays Tamwar-eating Afia Masood, met us on set this week to discuss kissing a toyboy, the gorgeous sunshine and her hopes of having an 'Afia stall'... 1m. 53s.
[Meryl Fernandes, daughter of Ghislaine & Harold Fernandes of London (ex-Nairobi)]. click here.




Branson to work as stewardess after losing bet to Tony Fernandes


14 Apr: Mail & Guardian. British billionaire Richard Branson will dress and serve as a stewardess on Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia X on May 1 after losing a grand prix bet with Tony Fernandes ... Richard will don the famous red female flight attendant uniform and strut down the aisle to offer coffee, tea or any other food or beverage to Tony Fernandes and 250 other guests on the special 13-hour KL-bound flight ... 390 words. click here.




Dum Maro Dum wins legal battle


18 Apr. Galatta. Goa had taken offense to Dum Maro Dum's content, which explored the illegal drug trade in the state. The state alleged that the movie was an attempt to portray Goa as infamous for prostitution, crime and drug trade. A Goan media entrepreneur even moved the Mumbai High Court to ban the movie, highlighting the widespread unhappiness over the movie among the Goan public.The High Court, on reviewing the petition, asked producer-director Rohan Sippy to arrange a screening of the movie for the judges. The High Court judges, after watching the movie, opined that the movie was unobjectionable, and gave a green signal for its release. click here.

News Summary

Death: Francis (Tailor) Fernandes
18 Apr: Dar es Salaam. FRANCIS (TAILOR) FERNANDES. [He produced the dress attire for the Late President Julius Nyerere. He celebrated the feast of St. Francis Xavier's at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Dar es Salaam. Husband to Late Candice. Father to Ramira (Michael), Michael(Jaine) and William (Natalie). Grandfather to Felecia, Nicole, Velanka, Veneska, Kevin and Kyle. Funeral Mass is scheduled to be held on on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 20, at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Dar es Salaam. Messages of condolences may be sent to michaelramira5@blueyonder.co.uk [Info from Claude Fernandes, Toronto].

Tiatr Theme to help ponder on one's faith
18 Apr. Times of India. The season of Lent sees Konkani dramatists take a departure from their usual themes and present instead religious dramas and musical operettas. This, besides being entertainment of a different nature, help audiences reflect on the passion of Christ and relevant issues. One such tiatr that has been playing out this season was Fr Nevel Gracias' 'Mhojea Somia and Mhojea Deva' (My Lord and My God). Gracias based his drama on the life of Blessed Joseph Vaz, patron of the archdiocese of Goa, who was instrumental in propagating the faith among the people of Sri Lanka.  click here

Death notices

15 Apr 2011: Cavelossim, Goa/Ex-Nairobi Kenya: EMILIA MARIA DE SOUZA: Born 1930. Wife of late Prof Xavier Estevao de Souza; Mother of Malini/Aires, Franklin/Lavita (Nairobi), Belinda/Errol (Mississauga, Canada), Rabin (Mississauga, Canada), and Pramila (London); Grandmother of Sonia, Melissa, Dillon, Darion and Isabel. Passed away peacefully. Funeral cortege will leave her residence at Cavelossim on 19th April to Holy Cross Church for Eucharistic celebration at 4 pm followed by burial.

17 Apr 2011: Bambolim, Goa: CHRISTINA FERNANDES: Born 1935. Wife of late George; mother of Maria/Leandro, Philip/Emma (Canada), Vivian/Perpetua, Elvira/Epifanio; grandmother of Natasha, Roxane, Ornella, Pierce, Ewans, Kim, Kay, Joris and Gillina; sister of Longlinho (Mocambique), Augustine (Tanzania), Regina (Tanzaria), Agnes (London), Zelia (USA), Bertha (London), late Mary, late Victor, late Robert (Tanzania). Funeral cortege will leave her residence at Bambolim on 18th Apr to Our Lady of Belem Church for Eucharistic celebration at 4 pm, followed by burial.

17 Apr 2011: Raia, Colleandongor, Goa: MARIA JOAQUINA FERNANDES. Born 1924. Wife of late Jose Patricio Fernandes; mother of Michael/Olimpia, late Bella/late Joe Tellis,Rosy/Philip Layton (Australia), Tony/Carmelita (London), Priscilla/Seby, Dominic/Sabina (London); cousin sister of Jose Dias; grandmother of Melvin/Deborah,Oliver, Vailinsha/Luis, Claudio/Naina, Charmaine/Avinash, Cleston, Abigail, Anthony/Candice, Marc, Melton, Christian, Agton, Patricia. Funeral cortege will leave her residence on 18th April at 4 pm to Our Lady of Snows Church,Ria, for Eucharistic celebration followed by burial.

Calangute, Agarvaddo, Goa: GREGORIO TRINDAD FERNANDES: Husband of late Rosa Paulina, father of Anacleto/Martya, Peter/Ida, Rosy/Seby (UK), Lazarine/Rafael; grandfather of Elvis, Alfred, Edino, Franzer, Royden, Rowena and Irisha. Funeral will leave his residence on 19th Apr at 3.15 pm for St Alex Church, Calangute, for Mass followed by burial.

Goa Sausage Special
18 Apr. Asian Age. A recent batch of sausages arrived from sunny Goa at my motherís house and despite the sweltering heat, they are irresistible. Goan choris is so very versatile, it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Iíve already done a sausage special where this feisty ingredient brings its firepower to already quite fiery recipes ó Moroccan Harissa Stew, Middle Eastern inspired pulaos... stuff like that, writes Genesia Alves. Text + Photos  click here

Date set for Sally Fernandes Inquest
17 Apr. Malvern Gazette. Sarah Fernandes Mason, aged 39, was found dead at her home in Cooper Street on Friday, February 4. Inquests into the death was opened and adjourned on Tuesday, February 8. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 1, starting at 11am, at the Coronerís Court, Bewdley Road, Stourport.  click here

Uganda popular with Indian professionals and companies
17 Apr. Economic Times. With many companies seeking a foothold in East Africa, new opportunities are emerging for Indian professionals in Uganda. And unlike most Western countries, Indians can go to Uganda on a tourist visa and then look for a job.  click here

India Tourist Visa Nightmare
17 Apr. Blogspot. Beware, If you want to get a simple tourist visa to India while traveling Asia and you hold an American or Australian passport, writes a blogger, it will likely be impossible or a nightmare not worth pursuing. In 5 years of non-stop travel as a family, with many simple tourist visas easily acquired, we were shocked by how ridiculously hard it was to just take a week trip to India.  click here

Death: Francis (Tailor) Fernandes
18 Apr: Dar es Salaam. FRANCIS (TAILOR) FERNANDES. [He produced the dress attire for the Late President Julius Nyerere. He celebrated the feast of St. Francis Xavier's at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Dar es Salaam. Husband to Late Candice. Father to Ramira (Michael), Michael(Jaine) and William (Natalie). Grandfather to Felecia, Nicole, Velanka, Veneska, Kevin and Kyle. Funeral Mass is scheduled to be held on on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 20, at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Dar es Salaam. Messages of condolences may be sent to michaelramira5@blueyonder.co.uk [Info from Claude Fernandes, Toronto].

Tiatr Theme to help ponder on one's faith
18 Apr. Times of India. The season of Lent sees Konkani dramatists take a departure from their usual themes and present instead religious dramas and musical operettas. This, besides being entertainment of a different nature, help audiences reflect on the passion of Christ and relevant issues. One such tiatr that has been playing out this season was Fr Nevel Gracias' 'Mhojea Somia and Mhojea Deva' (My Lord and My God). Gracias based his drama on the life of Blessed Joseph Vaz, patron of the archdiocese of Goa, who was instrumental in propagating the faith among the people of Sri Lanka.  click here

Death notices

15 Apr 2011: Cavelossim, Goa/Ex-Nairobi Kenya: EMILIA MARIA DE SOUZA: Born 1930. Wife of late Prof Xavier Estevao de Souza; Mother of Malini/Aires, Franklin/Lavita (Nairobi), Belinda/Errol (Mississauga, Canada), Rabin (Mississauga, Canada), and Pramila (London); Grandmother of Sonia, Melissa, Dillon, Darion and Isabel. Passed away peacefully. Funeral cortege will leave her residence at Cavelossim on 19th April to Holy Cross Church for Eucharistic celebration at 4 pm followed by burial.

17 Apr 2011: Bambolim, Goa: CHRISTINA FERNANDES: Born 1935. Wife of late George; mother of Maria/Leandro, Philip/Emma (Canada), Vivian/Perpetua, Elvira/Epifanio; grandmother of Natasha, Roxane, Ornella, Pierce, Ewans, Kim, Kay, Joris and Gillina; sister of Longlinho (Mocambique), Augustine (Tanzania), Regina (Tanzaria), Agnes (London), Zelia (USA), Bertha (London), late Mary, late Victor, late Robert (Tanzania). Funeral cortege will leave her residence at Bambolim on 18th Apr to Our Lady of Belem Church for Eucharistic celebration at 4 pm, followed by burial.

17 Apr 2011: Raia, Colleandongor, Goa: MARIA JOAQUINA FERNANDES. Born 1924. Wife of late Jose Patricio Fernandes; mother of Michael/Olimpia, late Bella/late Joe Tellis,Rosy/Philip Layton (Australia), Tony/Carmelita (London), Priscilla/Seby, Dominic/Sabina (London); cousin sister of Jose Dias; grandmother of Melvin/Deborah,Oliver, Vailinsha/Luis, Claudio/Naina, Charmaine/Avinash, Cleston, Abigail, Anthony/Candice, Marc, Melton, Christian, Agton, Patricia. Funeral cortege will leave her residence on 18th April at 4 pm to Our Lady of Snows Church,Ria, for Eucharistic celebration followed by burial.

Calangute, Agarvaddo, Goa: GREGORIO TRINDAD FERNANDES: Husband of late Rosa Paulina, father of Anacleto/Martya, Peter/Ida, Rosy/Seby (UK), Lazarine/Rafael; grandfather of Elvis, Alfred, Edino, Franzer, Royden, Rowena and Irisha. Funeral will leave his residence on 19th Apr at 3.15 pm for St Alex Church, Calangute, for Mass followed by burial.

Goa Sausage Special
18 Apr. Asian Age. A recent batch of sausages arrived from sunny Goa at my motherís house and despite the sweltering heat, they are irresistible. Goan choris is so very versatile, it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Iíve already done a sausage special where this feisty ingredient brings its firepower to already quite fiery recipes ó Moroccan Harissa Stew, Middle Eastern inspired pulaos... stuff like that, writes Genesia Alves. Text + Photos  click here

Date set for Sally Fernandes Inquest
17 Apr. Malvern Gazette. Sarah Fernandes Mason, aged 39, was found dead at her home in Cooper Street on Friday, February 4. Inquests into the death was opened and adjourned on Tuesday, February 8. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 1, starting at 11am, at the Coronerís Court, Bewdley Road, Stourport.  click here

Uganda popular with Indian professionals and companies
17 Apr. Economic Times. With many companies seeking a foothold in East Africa, new opportunities are emerging for Indian professionals in Uganda. And unlike most Western countries, Indians can go to Uganda on a tourist visa and then look for a job.  click here

India Tourist Visa Nightmare
17 Apr. Blogspot. Beware, If you want to get a simple tourist visa to India while traveling Asia and you hold an American or Australian passport, writes a blogger, it will likely be impossible or a nightmare not worth pursuing. In 5 years of non-stop travel as a family, with many simple tourist visas easily acquired, we were shocked by how ridiculously hard it was to just take a week trip to India.  click here




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