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Goan Voice Newsletter: Sunday 22 Apr. 2012




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Video: Fitz & Romolo de Souza interviewed


21 Apr: The Histories of British-Goans Project presents a clip of an exclusive interview with Fitz Remedios Santana de Souza. and his wife Romola. Fitz is a Kenyan lawyer and ex-politician of Goan origin, who was an important figure in the independence movement for Kenya, a member of the Kenyan parliament in the 1960s and Deputy Speaker for several years. He helped provide a legal defence for those accused of Mau Mau activities including the Kapenguria Six. In this clip Fitz talks about their time in Zanzibar and about meeting Pio Gama-Pinto and Jomo Kenyatta. Romola reminisces about knowing Fitz in childhood and meeting him again in Kenya. 9m. 14s. click here.
To watch other videos in the archive click here.




Caetano Bocarro: Exquisite Beauty from Broken Showpieces


21 Apr: Herald. By Dolcy D’Cruz. Caetano Bocarro has transformed his cozy little house into a studio of creative art. Every space on the wall and every nook and corner of his garden has interesting pieces of art created out of ordinary throwaway pieces… Caetano Bocarro is originally from Aldona; he moved to Mozambique with his parents and siblings at the age of 17 where he lived for 23 years. He worked on a cargo ship for two years, globetrotting before settling in Lisbon for 30 years. He returned to Goa to live in his own house almost six years back and now he has personalised every part of the house… 949 words + photos. click here.




Jackie DeSouza: A Top Executive in Health Care


9 Apr: Modern Healthcare. Vol 42; No 15. Healthcare executives are increasingly turning their attention toward understanding how diversity meshes with the goal of improved quality of care… One younger candidate primed for more responsibility is 37-year-old Jackie DeSouza, CEO of 64-bed Lee’s Summit (Mo.) Medical Center. Officials from the Kansas City, Mo.-based HCA Midwest Health System in November tapped DeSouza to lead their affiliate. DeSouza’s mother is from Guatemala and her father from Kenya … From her family’s humble beginnings, she says she’s inspired by her father, who worked at a free clinic in Arlington, Va. click here.

News Summary

Timeshares in Goa: Build it and visitors will come
22 Apr: Navhind Times. … Even during the monsoon when the traditional hotel business in Goa shrinks, hotels with Timeshare deals bring in the visitors … Timeshare also has its detractors. Many guest complain about high maintenance fees, or that the flexibility that seemed so straightforward during the sales pitch doesn’t always work out in reality… 720 words.  click here

UK: Forthcoming Auction: Set of fish knives and forks
24 Apr: Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, Wilts, UK. Silver & Collectors Items. Lot 271: A set of four 19th century electroplated fish knives and three forks, with carved ivory handles, possibly Goan, the handles with carved figural decoration. Estimate: £80 - £100. Photo.  click here

The king of mangoes sold at prices fit for royalty
23 Apr: Times of India. In Panaji market the Goan mancurado tops the list at Rs 1,500 per dozen, while the Alphonso is only slightly less exclusive at 800 per dozen. Goan shoppers, who decided to give in to the golden fruit's temptation, went for the nameless local varieties priced at 400 per dozen. The ever-blushing Goan maldes mango with its rosy hue cost its takers, if any, 550 per dozen… Mancurado variety costs 1,800 per dozen in Curchorem and 2,400 to 2,200 in the commercial capital of Margao… 795 words.  click here

82 Goan varieties of mangoes
23 Apr: Times of India. Indian council of agricultural research (ICAR) complex at Old Goa has identified 82 Goan varieties of mangoes and evaluated them for their commercial value… Goa is believed to have about 100 varieties of mangoes, some of which may have been lost… Mancurado and Hilario are major commercial varieties. There also other varieties such as Jesuit and Toranja. Monserrate is preferred for making jam and Karel is a pickling variety … 244 words.  click here

Goa’s new Central Library A grand reading experience
22 Apr: Navhind Times. By Maria Lourdes Bravo da Costa Rodrigues. The 180-year-old Central Library, the oldest public library in India, has moved from its classic and historical building into the long-awaited and much-needed new and spacious building at Patto, next to another important institution, the Goa State Museum. Fitted with the latest technology in library services, it is drawing awesome comments from visitors and readers. The collection comprises of 180,000 books. There are 280 computers in the library… 1529 words + photo.  click here

Goa: Cracking a Land Deal Underworld Style
21 Apr: Navhind Times. By Derek Almeida. Buying and selling land along the beach belt of north Goa is a shady business. It is difficult to tell the good guys from the bad. It is also difficult to tell the genuine land owners from the fake ones. It’s a jungle out there where lion eats lion and rat eats rat. And the underworld wants a piece of the action… 949 words.  click here

Silent killers
20 Apr: The Statesman. Snares laid in inhabited areas in Goa have citizens and officials caught in a noose of concern … The traps are laid for wildlife but strays and even pets that roam free end up as collateral damage… While poaching is an acknowledged problem in India’s wildlife scenario, what makes the situation different in Goa is the geography of the state. Villages and small towns often exist shoulder to shoulder, with dense forests… 1803 words.  click here

Toronto: Anjali and Sonali Menezes: Ban the bottle
22 Apr: Northern Life (Canada). Toronto teens Anjali and Sonali Menezes are the founders of an organization called Teens Against the Privatization of Water, or TAP H20. They say the unsightly plastic bottles which fill up landfill sites and litter roadsides aren't the only problem with bottled water. When companies bottle water, they're usually shipping it out of the local water table… The sisters even managed to get the Toronto Catholic District School Board to vote to ban bottled water by this fall… 992 words + photo + comments.  click here

Goa eyeing UAE, Iran tourists
22 Apr: Times of India. Encouraged by the increasing number of tourists to Goa from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iran, the tourism department has decided to participate in the Arabian Travel Mart to tap potential tourists to the state. In the 2011-12 tourism season (October to March), the Dabolim airport received 13 charter flights from Iran, bringing in 1,700 tourists, while 1,000 tourists arrived from the UAE…  click here

Death: Joe Fernandes
20 Apr: Betalbatim/Sao Jose de Areal, Goa: ESTEFANO CAMILO FRANCISCO FERNANDES (JOE): Born 1936. Ex-Kuwait. Husband of Orfalinda; father of Agnelo/Sucurina, Mathew (UK), Domingos/Estella; grandfather of Aldrigh, Aaron and Sinelida; brother of Paixao/Mary; uncle of Flory/late Jimmy, Catherine/James, Martin/Sucurina; brother-in-law of Leticia/Anthony, Magdalena/Caetano, Maria/Gabriel, Conceicao/Luis, Sucurina/Mariano, Eddy/Gina (France). Funeral cortege will leave his residence at Binvaddo, on 22nd April at 3.15 pm to Our Lady of Remedios Church, Betalbatim, for Eucharistic celebration followed by burial.  click here

Death Mila Luis
20 Apr: Colva, Goa: JESUINA ANTONIETA DOS MILAGRES LUIS (MILA): Born 1943: Wife of Antonio Luis (Ex-MPT); mother of Riva/Kenneth and Royston; sister/sister-in-law of late Anthony/late Thresa, Sandy/Ivy, Betty/Neri, Victor/Gilly, Fr Ivor (USA), Vanda/Melchides; grandmother of Nahia. Funeral cortege will leave her residence at 3 m on 22nd April for Eucharistic celebration for Our Lady of Merces Church, Colva, followed by burial.  click here

Timeshares in Goa: Build it and visitors will come
22 Apr: Navhind Times. … Even during the monsoon when the traditional hotel business in Goa shrinks, hotels with Timeshare deals bring in the visitors … Timeshare also has its detractors. Many guest complain about high maintenance fees, or that the flexibility that seemed so straightforward during the sales pitch doesn’t always work out in reality… 720 words.  click here

UK: Forthcoming Auction: Set of fish knives and forks
24 Apr: Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, Wilts, UK. Silver & Collectors Items. Lot 271: A set of four 19th century electroplated fish knives and three forks, with carved ivory handles, possibly Goan, the handles with carved figural decoration. Estimate: £80 - £100. Photo.  click here

The king of mangoes sold at prices fit for royalty
23 Apr: Times of India. In Panaji market the Goan mancurado tops the list at Rs 1,500 per dozen, while the Alphonso is only slightly less exclusive at 800 per dozen. Goan shoppers, who decided to give in to the golden fruit's temptation, went for the nameless local varieties priced at 400 per dozen. The ever-blushing Goan maldes mango with its rosy hue cost its takers, if any, 550 per dozen… Mancurado variety costs 1,800 per dozen in Curchorem and 2,400 to 2,200 in the commercial capital of Margao… 795 words.  click here

82 Goan varieties of mangoes
23 Apr: Times of India. Indian council of agricultural research (ICAR) complex at Old Goa has identified 82 Goan varieties of mangoes and evaluated them for their commercial value… Goa is believed to have about 100 varieties of mangoes, some of which may have been lost… Mancurado and Hilario are major commercial varieties. There also other varieties such as Jesuit and Toranja. Monserrate is preferred for making jam and Karel is a pickling variety … 244 words.  click here

Goa’s new Central Library A grand reading experience
22 Apr: Navhind Times. By Maria Lourdes Bravo da Costa Rodrigues. The 180-year-old Central Library, the oldest public library in India, has moved from its classic and historical building into the long-awaited and much-needed new and spacious building at Patto, next to another important institution, the Goa State Museum. Fitted with the latest technology in library services, it is drawing awesome comments from visitors and readers. The collection comprises of 180,000 books. There are 280 computers in the library… 1529 words + photo.  click here

Goa: Cracking a Land Deal Underworld Style
21 Apr: Navhind Times. By Derek Almeida. Buying and selling land along the beach belt of north Goa is a shady business. It is difficult to tell the good guys from the bad. It is also difficult to tell the genuine land owners from the fake ones. It’s a jungle out there where lion eats lion and rat eats rat. And the underworld wants a piece of the action… 949 words.  click here

Silent killers
20 Apr: The Statesman. Snares laid in inhabited areas in Goa have citizens and officials caught in a noose of concern … The traps are laid for wildlife but strays and even pets that roam free end up as collateral damage… While poaching is an acknowledged problem in India’s wildlife scenario, what makes the situation different in Goa is the geography of the state. Villages and small towns often exist shoulder to shoulder, with dense forests… 1803 words.  click here

Toronto: Anjali and Sonali Menezes: Ban the bottle
22 Apr: Northern Life (Canada). Toronto teens Anjali and Sonali Menezes are the founders of an organization called Teens Against the Privatization of Water, or TAP H20. They say the unsightly plastic bottles which fill up landfill sites and litter roadsides aren't the only problem with bottled water. When companies bottle water, they're usually shipping it out of the local water table… The sisters even managed to get the Toronto Catholic District School Board to vote to ban bottled water by this fall… 992 words + photo + comments.  click here

Goa eyeing UAE, Iran tourists
22 Apr: Times of India. Encouraged by the increasing number of tourists to Goa from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iran, the tourism department has decided to participate in the Arabian Travel Mart to tap potential tourists to the state. In the 2011-12 tourism season (October to March), the Dabolim airport received 13 charter flights from Iran, bringing in 1,700 tourists, while 1,000 tourists arrived from the UAE…  click here

Death: Joe Fernandes
20 Apr: Betalbatim/Sao Jose de Areal, Goa: ESTEFANO CAMILO FRANCISCO FERNANDES (JOE): Born 1936. Ex-Kuwait. Husband of Orfalinda; father of Agnelo/Sucurina, Mathew (UK), Domingos/Estella; grandfather of Aldrigh, Aaron and Sinelida; brother of Paixao/Mary; uncle of Flory/late Jimmy, Catherine/James, Martin/Sucurina; brother-in-law of Leticia/Anthony, Magdalena/Caetano, Maria/Gabriel, Conceicao/Luis, Sucurina/Mariano, Eddy/Gina (France). Funeral cortege will leave his residence at Binvaddo, on 22nd April at 3.15 pm to Our Lady of Remedios Church, Betalbatim, for Eucharistic celebration followed by burial.  click here

Death Mila Luis
20 Apr: Colva, Goa: JESUINA ANTONIETA DOS MILAGRES LUIS (MILA): Born 1943: Wife of Antonio Luis (Ex-MPT); mother of Riva/Kenneth and Royston; sister/sister-in-law of late Anthony/late Thresa, Sandy/Ivy, Betty/Neri, Victor/Gilly, Fr Ivor (USA), Vanda/Melchides; grandmother of Nahia. Funeral cortege will leave her residence at 3 m on 22nd April for Eucharistic celebration for Our Lady of Merces Church, Colva, followed by burial.  click here




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