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Goan Voice Newsletter: Friday 28 Aug. 2015


Death: Peter Paul De Souza

24 Aug: Millbrae, California. PETER PAUL FORTUNATO DE SOUZA. Born 1936 in Mombasa. Passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long and valiant struggle with numerous health issues. He was a quiet and brave man who has touched many lives with his gentle spirit and positive outlook on life. Peter immigrated to the United States in 1971 and in 1973 began his 28-year career as an electrician for Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Peter is survived by his loving wife, Vivien; devoted children Noel De Souza of San Leandro, Cheryl De Souza-Sanchez of Oakley, Sean De Souza of Millbrae, grandchildren, Dylan, Ryan and Alyssa Sanchez, and Jasmine and Zachary De Souza. He is also survived by his siblings in the United States and England as well as countless nieces and nephews around the world. His generous loving spirit will be missed by all who knew him. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Sunday, Aug. 30th, from 5-7pm, with a vigil/rosary at 7pm at Holy Angels/Holy Cross Cemetery, 2200 E. 18th St. Antioch, CA. Funeral and burial services will be held privately. Condolences to
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News Summary

Video: UK Goan Association Sports Day

27 Aug: By Raymond Carvalho (photo). The Goan Association Sports Day was held on Sunday 23 Aug. at Croydon Sports Arena. An array of track and field events were scheduled for this sporting day, suitable for all ages, talents and team participation! The rain in the early part of the day failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the participants or spectators. Vince Fernandes and Jason D’Costa led the organising team. 41m. 37s.  click here

High Society: Sheena Bora Murder: Mother charged

27 Aug: Herald. Indrani Mukerjea has been charged with the murder of Sheila Bora in 2012 … Indrani was married to Peter Mukherjea - they have an apartment in Betim, Goa and Peter’s brother, Gautam Mukherjea, is Owner-Editor of the lifestyle monthly magazine Planet Goa. Indrani introduced Sheena in Society as her sister but it is now revealed to be her daughter by a previous marriage… [The police suspect Indrani was upset about Sheena's relationship with her step-brother Rahul, Peter Mukerjea's son from a previous marriage; They also speculate about a property inheritance dispute] …  click here
27 Aug: BBC. India sensational murder grips local media …  click here
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App to take taxis to tourists

28 Aug: Herald. In an attempt to smoothen the taxi business, which is embroiled in a series of controversies over various irregularities, Tourism Department is launching an app which will help tourists get taxis by clicking on their mobile phones… the app will be launched before October and the taxi owners association has asked to furnish data of all taxis so that every tourist taxi is registered on the app. … the fare charge which is Rs 18 per km will be made compulsory to all tourist taxis. He said that the rate chart will be displayed at all tourist taxi counters, hotels, residencies, resorts …  click here

Goan Girl Scully D’Souza Wins ‘Miss Teen India 2015’

27 Aug: Herald. Some may call it chance, while others, destiny. Whatever the title, ‘it’ surely worked wonders for Scully D’Souza from Sangolda. Her proactive nature and inherent style won her the Miss Teen India 2015 title at a pageant organised by Alee Club in New Delhi. It might have been Scully’s debut into the world of modelling, but the young girl stole the show with her charisma and style… There were over 5,000 contestants in the audition round, vying for the title … she states, “I was studying in Muscat and recently finished my studies in twelfth Commerce scoring 92 per cent, following which I came down to Goa in the month of May. It was in Goa that a friend I should give the pageant a try.” … Scully now has her heart set on winning Femina Miss Goa before heading for an international career…  click here

10 scrumptious Goan desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth in Goa!

27 Aug: I Trip To. Not many people need to be told to sample local drinks in Goa, but many tend to forget the rich and delicious cuisine of Goa. Goan desserts are among the best in the country, especially if you love coconuts. Goa offers a wide variety of desserts to choose from. The Goan cuisine is largely influenced by Saraswat, Konkani, Portuguese, South Indian and British cuisines. If you are heading to Goa, you better not miss on trying these 10 sweets in Goa! Bebinca … Doce … Dodol … Patoleo … Kidyo/Kulkul … Neureos … Kokad … Coconut Ice … Bolinhas … Perad … 450 words..  click here

Government proposes setting up ‘tourist police’ units
26 Aug: Hindustan Times. Setting up units of “Tourist Police” and making provisions for the issuance of “city passes” for travellers in major centres, including Delhi, are among plans that minister of state for tourism, Mahesh Sharma, is keen on implementing within a 90-day time frame… The concept of “city passes” envisages free travel in buses and metros to pass holders, besides concessional tickets for visit to historical sites or museums… “The idea of putting up a “wall of shame” to name and shame people held guilty for dirtying the city has also been put up”, sources said…  click here

It’s official, Panaji to be smart city
28 Aug: Times of India. Goa's capital city was chosen by the Union government as one of the 100 smart cities to be developed in the country … The smart cities mission aims to create walkable localities which will in turn reduce congestion, air pollution and resource depletion and simultaneously boost local economy and ensure security. The concept also aims to preserve and develop open spaces to enhance the quality of life and promote eco-balance…  click here

India: Plea in Supreme Court wants canon law as personal law for Christians
27 Aug: Times of India. Can marriage and divorce of Christians be ordered to be mandatorily regulated by a set of principles commonly known as Canon law? The Supreme Court on Wednesday admitted a petition seeking a direction that orders passed by church or ecclesiastical courts be made legally binding… the petitioner pleaded that many Catholics, who re-married after getting divorce from ecclesiastical courts under Canon law, were facing charges of bigamy as law courts did not recognize the divorce…  click here

Chef shortage hits UK Curry Houses
27 Aug: Asian Lite News, UK curry restaurants are being closed for business at a faster rate than ever before… While the UK’s taste for ethnic cuisine shows little sign of abating, curry restaurants have been found to be suffering from a shortage in staff that, for many businesses in the industry, is proving terminal… Leaders of industry bodies have noted that an ageing generation of highly-skilled chefs is retiring, never to be replaced. Not enough young people are entering the profession, and UK visa requirements are discriminating against chefs who do not reach the right salary bracket to qualify as skilled personnel…  click here

UK Forthcoming Events

Sat. 29 Aug. Wembley . Tiatr: ‘Oxir Rosteanchi Rundhai - Part 2’. Fr Lucas Rodrigues sfx presents the sequel to the spectacular success of the first part to complete the arduous journey embarked upon by the leading character in the play. Oakington Primary School, Wembley, HA9 6NF at 2.00pm. Contacts: Mark: 0753531677; Caetano: 07882009063; Edna: 07590419942. For the flyer, click here.

Sun. 30 Aug. Swindon. Tiatr: ‘Oxir Rosteanchi Rundhai - Part 2’. Fr Lucas Rodrigues sfx presents the sequel to the spectacular success of the first part to complete the arduous journey embarked upon by the leading character in the play. Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon, SN1 1QN at 11.30am with the Final Show at 5.30 pm. Contacts: Pilar Fathers 020 8648 2101; Monty 07840 135121; Pedro 07448 791717; Luis (Reading) 07831 160766. For the flyer, click here.

Wed. 2 Sep. - G.O.A. Theatre visit. The Sinatra Show at the London Palladium. Commencing at 15.00 hrs. Tickets at £39.50 (Reduced from £69.50). Only 30 tickets available on a first come first served basis. Contact Bernie Gracias on 0208 723 1322 or Norma Menezes-Rahim on 0208 771 4457. For the flyer, click here.

Sun. 6 Sep, 2pm to 8pm. Late Summer Hop. Enjoy an afternoon out with your friends. At St Boniface Community Centre, next to St Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 185 Mitcham Road, Tooting London SW17 9PG. Tickets: £12 inclusive of Snacks and Hot Buffet. Licenced bar and Catering. Live Band REVIVE in attendance with variety cabaret acts. Famous Traditional Goan Dancers, Swahili and Konkani entertainment. Jive contest with great prizes to be won. For further details please contact: Greg DeMello. Home tel: 0208 567 9155, Mobile: 07886230433 ** Hurry and get your ticket now - it's going to be a great afternoon not to be missed ** For more information visit: For the flyer, click here.

Thur. 10 Sep. - Sun. 13 Sep. Dr. Ribeiro Goan School Alumni (Toronto) extend an open invitation to alumni around the globe, to join us in celebrating our 2015 Reunion in Toronto. The festivities get under way on Thursday morning, Sept 10, with a Golf Tournament, followed by a Meet & Greet in the evening. On Friday, climb on board for a Coach Trip to Niagara Falls/Casino and Wine Tasting. Saturday has been set aside for free time and/or individual classes to hold their own reunions. On Sunday we will remember our dear departed at a Memorial Mass followed by a Reunion Gala. For further details, 2015 Reunion Flyer & Reservation Form, click here.

Sat. 12 Sep: FENNY FEVER's 8th ANNIVERSARY BALL - Dinner & Dance, Woodside High School, White Hart Lane, White Hart Lane, N22 5QJ. From 6pm till Midnight. A Night Suitable for Family & Friends. Cocktail Reception. Dinner served at 7pm by Maggie's Kitchen, Desert, Dance, Live Performances, Choreographed Dance Demo & Top Goan DJs: Fenny Fever's DJ BACKSPIN, DJ REBELLO & PRESS PLAY. Licensed Bar. Dress code: Smart / Formal.Tickets: Adult Early bird: £12 Senior Citizens /Under 16s £8 & Adult Standard £15. Book tickets online: More Info Email: Twitter/Insta @fennyfever / FB - Fenny Fever London. For the Flyer, click here.

Sat. 26 Sep. St Jacinto Feast. At the Cranford Community College, High Street, Cranford, Middlesex TW5 9PD. Celebration of Mass at 3.00 pm sharp, followed by an afternoon of celebration and dancing to the sounds of "PRESS PLAY". Snacks and Lunch will be served. For details and tickets please contact Agnelo: 07958504545; Maria: 02089315185; Clare: 02085782288/; Marisa: 07877775880 or 07568185022; Francis: 01162553772 (Leicester). For the flyer, click here

Sat. 26 Sep. – G.O.A. Senior Citizens Lunch Party –12.15 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Quadrant Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 7RD. Three course meal followed by dancing and afternoon tea. Tickets available from Nina Pinto – 0208 767 0663 - Vince Fernandes – 0208 764 8780 | Bosco Saldanha – 0208 684 4474 | Juliette DeMenezes-D’Costa – 0208 765 0258 or via email For the flyer, click here

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