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Goan Voice Newsletter: Friday 01 Jul. 2016




News Summary

‘Baker Butcher Doctor Diplomat: Goan Pioneers of East Africa’: Selma Carvalho’s new book

Selma Carvalho’s new book now available for sale. For Goan Voice readers based in the UK only, purchase a single full price copy of the book and a copy of ‘A Railway Runs Through: Goans of British East Africa’ will be included. This offer is valid till 2 July, 2016.
To view readers’ comments :  click here
To buy the book: click here.

Konkani film 'Enemy' to be screened abroad at London and Melbourne Film Festivals

30 Jun: UNI. The National Award winning Konkani film, 'Enemy' has added two more feathers to its cap. The movie has been selected to be screened at the London Indian Film Festival to be held in July and India Film Festival of Melbourne 2016 to be held in August… This is indeed a huge achievement for a Konkani film produced from Goa…  click here
Wikipedia: Enemy – the plot: In the midst of the festive season, a Goan Catholic family discovers that they have lost their property to the Government and their family honour is at stake. Sanjit, the soldier son has to fight a different battle. As the tension and drama builds up, Sanjit finds himself pushed to the edge. His reaction leads to a gripping climax. … Video: Enemy – the official film trailer. 2m. 06s.  click here
From the London Film Festival website: Enemy | International Premiere … Booking open: 18 July: 20:00: Cineworld Wandsworth. 20 July: 19:30: Cineworld Haymarket … click here.

Konkani film 'Enemy' to be screened abroad at London Melbourne Film Festivals

30 Jun: UNI. The National Award winning Konkani film, 'Enemy' has added two more feathers to its cap. The movie has been selected to be screened at the London Indian Film Festival to be held in July and India Film Festival of Melbourne 2016 to be held in August… This is indeed a huge achievement for a Konkani film produced from Goa…  click here
Wikipedia: Enemy – the plot: In the midst of the festive season, a Goan Catholic family discovers that they have lost their property to the Government and their family honour is at stake. Sanjit, the soldier son has to fight a different battle. As the tension and drama builds up, Sanjit finds himself pushed to the edge. His reaction leads to a gripping climax. … Video: Enemy – the official film trailer. 2m. 06s.  click here
From the London Film Festival website: Enemy | International Premiere …Online Booking open: 18 July: 20:00: Cineworld Wandsworth. 20 July: 19:30: Cineworld Haymarket … click here.

Cruise to Goa: Nov. 2016 – 26 days – From £999

Depart 27 Nov. 2016 aboard Costa neoClassica. Travel to Italy, Greece, Israel, Oman, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Goa. From £999 without flights with Cruise Nation.  click here
From £1499 with UK flights with Infinity Cruises.  click here
Dovetail a 7 day Mediterranean cruise prior to your Goa trip from an additional £189. Dep. 20 Nov on the Costa Pacifica. Savona Marseille, Ajaccio, Cagliari, Malta, Rome and Savona. click here.

Indian archbishop blasts criticism of Mother Teresa

27 Jun: Crux. By Nirmala Carvalho. An Indian archbishop has strongly rejected recent criticism of Mother Teresa by a Hindu nationalist politician, suggesting the legendary “apostle of the poor” and soon-to-be saint had plotted to “Christianize” India. Those “rash comments,” according to Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil, are not only untrue, they risk demeaning the “great religion” of Hinduism they purport to represent. Earlier in June, Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath, a member of India’s parliament, accused Mother Teresa of “a conspiracy to Christianize India” … Adityanath is a member of the BJP, the party that’s widely seen as the political wing of Indian’s often militant Hindu nationalist movements…  click here

Video: Inside Bombay's 'dying' Irani cafes

29 Jun: BBC. Persian-style cafes, known as Irani cafes, have been a part of Mumbai's culture since the 19th Century. Many believe that the cafes broke down social barriers and religious taboos to become an important part of the city's public life. But these institutions are steadily dying out. The food is fresh, delicious and much more reasonably priced than many of the swanky cafes that dot the city. But nice prices and exotic confectionery don't seem to be saving the day for these cafes… 1m. 48s.  click here

India’s civil servants get 23% pay rise

29 Jun: Financial Times (UK). More than 10m current and former Indian civil servants have been awarded a 23 per cent rise in salaries, allowances and pensions — a windfall aimed at boosting private consumption that will add to pressure on New Delhi’s finances. The move, which will cost about $15bn a year, or 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product, was proposed in November by an independent pay commission constituted once a decade to review civil servants’ pay and recommend increases…  click here
29 Jun: Herald. Rs 750 cr more of our money to go in the pocket of babus. Implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations on salaries for government servants to hit Goa hard …  click here

Corryn Rayney's murder still unsolved despite year-long reinvestigation

30 Jun: The Guardian (UK). Police investigating the high-profile murder of a Western Australian woman, Corryn Rayney, have failed to uncover any significant leads despite conducting a year-long new reinvestigation of the nine-year-old homicide… The case was reinvestigated three years after Rayney’s husband, barrister Lloyd Rayney, was acquitted of her murder… Corryn Rayney, 44, was last seen leaving a boot-scooting class in the Perth suburb of Bentley on 7 August 2007. Her body was found buried in Kings Park eight days later. A postmortem examination found pollen from the park’s botanical gardens in her lungs, which indicated she “probably took her last breaths at Kings Park”… 617 words.  click here
Corryn Rayney was the daughter of late Lara and Ernest Da Silva; sister of Sharon. Wikipedia: “She was born in Uganda and migrated to Australia with her family in in 1973 … For the Wikipedia account of her murder,  click here

Sweeney death case: UK police find evidence of ‘foul play’

30 Jun: Times of India. The case pertaining to UK national Denyse Sweeney, a charity worker who was mysteriously found dead in Anjuna in 2010, took a new turn, when on July 27, a UK police investigation found that there is evidence of alleged foul play. Her family members in Derbyshire, UK, say that their fears of her being murdered in Goa have come true as a home office pathologist, on behalf of Derbyshire police, has found that her death was caused by "a blow to the back of her skull"… Though the police had ruled out foul play and had registered it as a case of drug overdose, the matter was reopened because of doubts raised by Sweeney's sisters Maureen and Marion, who claimed their sister was murdered. A UK newspaper reported that Derbyshire police have said they will now be sending the report to the Indian authorities.  click here

UK: Forthcoming Events


Sat. 2 Jul. Aldona Association (London) would like to invite you to celebrate our 40th Anniversary of the Feast of Saint Thomas at Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, Mitcham Road, Croydon CR9 3AS. Holy Mass starting promptly at 3pm, followed by Social with 'Live' Music from 'HARMONICS' & Catering by 'Maggie's Kitchen'. Tickets (include Snacks, Meal & Desert): Members £13, Guests £15, Children (6-11 years) £6, Children (Under 5) Free. For further details, please contact: Cancy Coutinho 07405 890175; Carmelita Alvares 07957 605964; Avita D'Souza 01293 522600; Gary Coutinho 07958 435147; Steve Alvares 07854 981804; Celia D'Costa 020 8407 9944. For the flyer, click here.

Sat. 9 Jul: G.O.A. GOLDEN JUBILEE SENIOR CITIZENS COACH TRIP TO THE NEW FOREST. Coach pick up points: Norbury Station – 8:30 a.m. Tooting Library – 9:00 a.m. Greenford (BP Connect) UB6 8ST. 10.00 a.m. Members £15.00 - Non Members £19.00 from Chloe De-Mendonça on 020 8384 0272 / Marilou De Souza on 020 8677 0390 / Lynsey Martins on 020 8657 8951 / or email: goanassociationukevents@gmail.com (Tickets include lunch and history talk)

Sat. 16 Jul: G.O.A. DAY WITH OUR LADY OF FATIMA. Commencing at 11.30 a.m. with Rosary, Benediction and Consecration to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary followed by Holy Mass will be offered for friends and family of the Goan Community. Come and spend the time in the presence of one of the four statues commissioned by Pope Benedict XV in 1917 following the third apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. Pope Benedict XV then sent the statues to the four corners of the earth in 1917 and this statue reached Europe and was later blest by Pope Pius X. Venue: St. Andrews RC Church, Brook Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey. CR7 7RD. Details from : Juliette DeMenezes-D'Costa - 0208 765 0258 / 07958 537314, Jason D'Costa on 07507 472288, / Vince Fernandes on 07853 132336, or email: goanassociationuk@gmail.com For the flyer, click here.

Sun, 17 Jul: G.O.A. GOLDEN JUBILEE OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT. Venue : Aldenham Golf & Country Club, Church Lane, Watford, WD25 8NN. Details from: Menino Mascarenhas on 01784 211832 / joe_mascarenhas@hotmail.com or Jacinto D'Silva on 0777 968162 / jacdsilva1@gmail.com

Sun. 17 July: Goan Chaplaincy Day at Milan Palace, 100 The Green, Southall UB2 4BG (Next to St Anselm's Catholic Church). The Concelebrated Holy Mass will commence at 1pm presided by Rt Rev Bishop Alex Dias, SFX - Bishop of Andaman & Nicobar Islands - India. Followed by Dine and Dance to Scintillating Goan Live Music. Prizes and Surprises Galore in store. Bands: INDIANA and STRING ALONG. Tickets: Adult £12, Children5 to 12 years £6. Contacts: Nina Pinto: 020 8767 0663, Joe Fernandes: 07764659305, Fr Patrick D'Souza: 07424 427698, Adency (Reading): 07796554902, Wilson Fernandes (Southall): 07417434187, Pedro Baretto (Swindon): 07448711797, Debi Fernandes (Cranford): 07896007011, Charles Dias (Wembley): 07809552654. For the flyer, click here.

Sun. 17 July: 1:30pm to 5pm. DIVINE RETREAT CENTRE UK. Conducts a half day retreat session at St. Sebastian and St. Pancras Church, 22 Hay Lane, Kingsbury Green, London. NW9 0NG. Contact Stany 07988860871 or Gracy 07859156249. For the flyer, click here.

Sun. 31 Jul: G.O.A. JUBILEE FESTIVAL. Venue: Cranford Community College, High Street, Cranford, Hounslow, TW5 9PD. Commencing with Holy Mass followed by an open air festival of music, entertainment and dance. Details from: Ravi Vaz on 07909 927539 / Juliette DeMenezes-D'Costa 07958 537314 or email: goanassociationuk@gmail.com

Sat. 6 Aug. Goans International are organising their 2nd Annual Business & Professionals Networking Lunch at Tamarind Restaurant London. the first Indian restaurant in the world to get a Michelin star. Tickets for this event are available at £45.00 per person which includes a 3 course haute cuisine lunch with wines on a first come first paid basis. For details and booking please contact Milton Rodrigues, President milt_rod@yahoo.co.uk or mobile 07896437900 or Antonio Fernandes asfernan@blueyonder.co.uk Limited availability. Confirmations are already in full swing so book early to avoid disappointment. For updates, go to For the flyer with full info. click here.

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