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Goan Voice Newsletter: Monday 11 Dec. 2017


Death: Nelson Monteiro

2 Dec. London UK. NELSON MONTEIRO, (ex-Mombasa) son of the late Manoel & late Ana Rita Monteiro, passed away peacefully at the age of 77 years. Beloved husband of Bertha, loving father of Malcolm (Laura), dearly beloved grandfather of Noah. Brother of: Tarsila (late Cajetan), late Theo (Genny), late Marcello (Cathy), Theodora (Polly) and Clare. The funeral will be held on Monday 18 December 2017 at 11.00am at St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Church, Everglade Strand, Grahame Park, London, NW9 5PX (By road: turn into Great Strand, opposite the RAF Museum, and Everglade is the at the end of the road on the left. Closest Tube Station is Colindale). Private cremation for immediate family only to follow funeral service. Thereafter, the wake will be at Kingsbury Services Club, 247 Stag Lane, Kingsbury, London NW9 0EF (entrance gate next to the Kingsbury Fitness & Wellbeing Centre). A coach will leave Colindale Station at 10.30am for the Church and from there to the hall after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marie Currie Hospice, 11 Lyndhurst Gardens, Hampstead, London NW3 5NS, Condolences to:

Death: Julieta D’Sa

16 Nov: London. JULIETA VILIA D'SA (ex Mangor Hill, Goa). Born: 6.09.1962. Beloved wife of Salvador D'Sa (U.K). Mother/ mother-in-law of Zenaida / Jamie Grant (U.K.), Dr. Adelina D'Sa (U.K.). Daughter of Zenaida/ late Francisco Viegas. Sister/ sister-in-law of Nelsey/ Constancio Godinho, Sima/ Newton Gomes (U.K.), Liberata/ late Paschal Alvares, Funeral will held in London on 11.12.2017. There will be Eucharistic Celebration for the departed soul on 11.12.2017 at 8.15am at St. Andrew, Church, Vasco da Gama.

News Summary

Portuguese Nationality Fraud: Accused have been convicted

7 Dec: RTP (Portugal). All the defendants tried under the so-called Magic Book Operation were sentenced to effective prison terms between three and six years… At stake is a network of Portuguese, Indian and Mozambican citizens who "instructed and processed Portuguese nationality procedures for Indian citizens using false documents … customers in India were willing to pay up to € 30,000 per person to obtain Portuguese nationality … Operation Magic Book was launched in 2013 by the SEF following an alert from the United States authorities … The searches carried out in December 2015 by the English authorities in Leicester proved to be decisive in tracking the criminals … 476 words  click here
12 Aug. 2016. RTP. Operation Magic Book …  click here
12 Aug. 2016. RTP. Brexit to the Portuguese of Indian origin. There are about 80,000 Portuguese in the United Kingdom of Indian origin. Many have obtained Portuguese nationality using fake documents… It is also known that many live in precarious conditions … click here.

Goa: from tourist paradise to coal port?

8 Dec: Diário de Notícias (Portugal). For some time now, Goa has been a nerve center for the construction of dwellings, offices and, above all, hotels, in a disorderly way, with a high density of construction. It is the answer to the huge demand for second-floor flats for people from all over India who want to spend their vacations and rest periods there; or to the growing tourism, which already numbers four times the population of the tiny state. Equally anarchic and voluminous has been mining … Despite the vigorous protests of environmentalists, little has been achieved …  click here

Iron Ore From Paradise Wins No Takers as China Upends Market

8 Dec: Bloomberg. A China-led flight to quality in the global iron ore market is punishing producers of the lower-grade material, with miners in India facing an increasing battle to find buyers for their cargoes as demand dwindles. In Goa, exporters are struggling to sell even a quarter of what they shipped last year, according to Glenn Kalavampara, secretary at the Goa Mineral Ore Exporters’ Association. “There’s absolutely no market,” he said by phone from Panaji, capital of the western state that’s better known for its sparkling beach resorts. “The preference for higher-grade ore is a major concern.” he said…  click here

British national, wanted in child abuse case, arrested in Goa, challenges extradition proceedings

10 Dec: Zee News. A 73-year-old British national, wanted in a child abuse and trafficking case in the Philippines, has moved the Delhi High Court challenging the proceedings in a trial court to extradite him to that country… Lennox James Ellis was arrested from Goa on June 9 last year on the basis of a Red Corner Notice issued by Interpol at the behest of the Philippines government. Ellis has been lodged in Tihar Jail since July 11 last year where he was sent after being incarcerated in a Goa jail for over a month…  click here

Hot property Weekend homes in Goa!

8 Dec: Mid Day (Mumbai). Weekend homes or second-homes is a new market for the high-flying Indian who wants a home away from home. Goa is one of the favourite destinations … The decision of buying a second home in Goa is made easier as the real-estate prices are comparatively lower than those in large Indian metropolises. Improved mobility from the Indian metros to Goa, be it in terms of faster highways, train connections, and cheaper air connections have made this place into a weekend ‘getaway’ for the urban Indian elites. locales like Bambolim, Tuem, Amthane, Penha De Franca, Siridao, Ribandar and Merces. From studio apartments to villas to palatial Portuguese houses, the options are limitless… villas are priced at R65 lakh to R5 crores, depending on how close they are to beaches and other preferred micro-locations within Goa. Plots are also available at prices between R30 lakh to R3 crore…  click here
7 Dec: Mid Day (Mumbai). Shraddha Kapoor to buy two luxurious villas in Goa? …  click here

Import paradise: Vintage cars in Goa

10 Dec: Autocar. In the period is from 1947 to December 1961 a Goan could import any car from anywhere in the world… Affordable cars like the Austin Cambridge, Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Consul, Mercedes 180 and Morris Oxford made up the bulk of the sales numbers. Their prices ranged from Rs 8,000 to 15,000. The elite, on the other hand, preferred larger brands like Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Chrysler, Oldsmobile and Lincoln, whose prices ranged from Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000… The Governor-General of Goa was chauffeured around in a black Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75… Interestingly, some of cars that were imported in the 1947-1961 period are in the unique position of being the foremost examples of their kind in India today… A majority of Goans, however, relied on public transportation. This comprised of the Camião, Carrera, locally assembled people carriers and buses…1499 words.  click here

Goa exported 840 tonnes of shrimp in 2016

10 Dec: Times of India. India is the leader in prawn production and is also the largest exporter of prawns in the world said union minister for agriculture, farmers' welfare and fisheries, Radha Mohan Singh… "The country earned more than 5.78 billion US dollars foreign exchange equating to Rs 37,871 crore in the financial year 2016-17 through the exports of fish and fishery products," he said. Goa exported 38209 tonnes of seafood in 2016 … The frozen shrimp exports from Goa, including prawns, stood at 840 tonnes as of 2016…  click here
10 Dec: Navhind Times. Deep sea fishing will soon become reality for Goa’s traditional fishermen …  click here

How Anglo-Indians spice up Christmas

9 Dec: The Times (UK). For India’s dwindling Christian Anglo-Indian community there is one thing that is still key to its identity: food… Bridget White-Kumar’s Christmas Day menu will include rounds of ginger wine, roast turkey and duck vindaloo, preceded by church services and carol singing. In the 18th century the British East India Company, in the pattern of Dutch, French and Portuguese settlers, encouraged its employees to marry Indian women… Later, as British attitudes hardened and more European women arrived by boat, such unions were frowned upon… Many feared being marginalised after independence in 1947 and migrated to the UK and Canada in search of better prospects …  click here

Auction: 2 Goa coins

12 Dec: Dix Noonan Webb, London. Lot 2065: Portuguese India, Goa, Pedro V, Rupia, 1860 (KM. 279). Good very fine or better for issue [slabbed PCGS AU 55] Auctioneer's estimate: 150 GBP - 180 GBP.  click here
12 Dec: Dix Noonan Webb, London. Lot 2066: Portuguese India, Goa, Louis I, Rupia, 1881 (Gomes 14.01; KM. 312). About extremely fine £80-100.  click here

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