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Goan Voice Newsletter: Monday 13 Aug. 2018


Death: Raul Monteiro

6 Aug: Edgware, London. RAUL WILLIAM MONTEIRO. Ex Nairobi. Passed away peacefully at home. Beloved husband of Melba, nee Viegas. Loving father/father-in-law of Marisa/Malcolm. Doting grandfather of Ava. Brother of Reggie and Renato and the late Ernest. A keen sportsman at heart whose passion was hockey, Raul cherished special memories of his time at Dr Ribeiro Goan School and the Goan Institute, Nairobi. Funeral Mass on Friday, 24th August 2018 at St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 5 Garratt Road, Edgware, HA8 9AN at 10.00 am. Burial at Mill Hill Cemetery, 89 Milespit Hill, NW7 2RR. Thereafter, a reception at St Anthony's Parish Centre hall (next to the church). If attending, please let us know. Condolences /RSVP to

Death: Mary Soares

10 Aug: Mombasa. Mary Margaret Soares. Daughter of Pedro Caitano and Libania Angelica Soares. Sister to Anthony, Edward, Leandro, Cosmos and Joan Soares. Aunty to David Soares (Msa). Requeim Mass on Tuesday 14th August 2018 at the Holy Ghost Cathedral Mombasa at 3.00pm Followed by Burial at Mbaraki Cemetery[info: Maureen De Souza}

News Summary

Rane: I have said nothing derogatory about Goans

12 Aug: Navhind Times. Breaking his silence and refuting the allegations levelled against him by Goans abroad and also his own party men on ‘London remark’, Pratapsingh Rane, senior Congress leader and Poriem MLA, on Saturday said that he has said nothing derogatory about Goans and dubbed the outburst against him as an attempt to malign his image. “This is wrong, they are trying to malign me for no reason, I have not said anything derogatory against Goans or anyone. I meant to say that Goans irrespective of where they work they should have better quality jobs and I deny having said what they are attributing to me,” said Rane … It has been alleged that during the recently-concluded monsoon session of the assembly Rane had said ‘Goans who work in London do toilet cleaning jobs.’…  click here

The Wandering Goan

12 Aug: Navhind Times. By Frederick Noronha. Our honourable legislators, on one of those rare days when the Goa assembly meets, raked up a storm last week. At its centre was a comment about Goans migrating abroad in big numbers, and then ending up in menial jobs in places like London. Cleaning toilets’ was the term used by former chief minister Pratapsing Rane … What was probably meant as an argument to rally support for mining, ended up as a huge debate on Goan migration. Radharao Gracias, the maverick former legislator and lawyer, known as much for his wit as his acerbic tongue, responded by pointing out to the significantly large number of Goan world-class achievers who had reached the helm of many fields. Advocate Gracias’ list (somehow listing only Catholic names) countered the impression that Goan migration is necessarily low-end… Various governments, regardless of the party in power at Panaji, have failed to do anything of worth for the significantly large expat Goan population … 1010 words.  click here

Taxi App: It is all very emotional …

12 Aug: Herald. Sanjay Naik President the United Taxi-men Union, Dabolim Airport and Nilesh Cabral Chairman GTDC articulated their positions to the Herald about their respective stances and the reasons for it… NAIK: “Let me clear this first, we are not against the Goa Miles app and I say whoever wants join that taxi app are free to join. Our main concern is the parking space at the airport. For the past 5 years we have been demanding with the government to allot parking space to our taxis but nothing was done and now suddenly Goa Miles taxis have been allotted 7 parking slots. We are not against the app.,,” CABRAL: I do not know as to why they are objecting to the Goa Miles app. First they opposed the Ola and Uber because they claimed it would eat into their revenue, we understood. Today the government has specially designed the app and I am facing the flack for no reason. I have done it for them because it is an aggregator for them to come free on board. We are not charging them. When we are not charging then I do not know what problem they have and who is instigating them. Goa Miles is intellectual property of Goa Tourism …  click here

Guitar hero plays at charity gig for family of Danielle McLaughlin

12 Aig: Sunday Mirror (UK). Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal jets into Ireland this month to play a charity gig for the family of murder victim Danielle McLaughlin… The Irish woman, 28, was raped and killed while on a dream holiday in Goa last year. She had gone to learn yoga with the intention of teaching it in Canada… A 24-year-old local man is currently on trial for the brutal killing. To raise funds for her family, Bumblefoot will appear with Donegal band The Midnight Preachers at a charity gig in the Plaza in Buncrana on Saturday, August 25. The entire proceeds of the event will go to the legal costs of Danielle’s family… Tickets for the fundraiser gig are priced €10 on the door.,,  click here
To make donations  click here

Cliszma DaCosta: Step up and dance!

12 Aug: The Goan. Her passion for dance and movements led gifted Cliszma DaCosta on a journey of life from the safe zone of her home in Goa to Mumbai and then to UK as a Zumba instructor and dance therapist… Cliszma Aniuska DaCosta is a multifaceted movement professional in Goa who wears many hats at just 25 … In Goa, Zumba is very popular with a network (ZIN) of 113 plus Zumba instructors however, so far Cliszma is the only Pound instructor or Pro in Goa, certified from Scotland, UK … Seeking new learning made her travel to UK to continue her learning in dance therapy. In London, she made a journey to Scotland to get herself a certified as a Pound Pro. … “Going hungry taught me to respect food, going homeless thought me to value my home. Today what I am, is because of my struggles and my victories…  click here
Video: Cliszma's Fitness Squad … 3m 54s  click here

Sergio Santimano: I want to tell a story of my ancestry, Goa and India

12 Aug: A resident of Sweden, born In Portugal but with his roots in Goa, Sergio Santimano is a photo-journalist par extraordinaire. While the vivacious 62-year-old admits to feeling Portuguese born in the colonial times, his Indianess in his outlook and belongingness to the place he considers second home has ingrained a resolve to give it back to the country and State of his origin through a story related in pictures. In a freewheeling interview with this daily, he speaks with a glint in his eye on nurturing a dream of bringing a window to the world to look into his ancestry and his people of Goa and other parts of India at large…  click here

In 4 hours, cops book 315 for drunk driving

12 Aug: Navhind Times. Within four hours of commencing a joint drive on Friday, Goa police booked 315 cases of drunk driving/riding in the state. The joint drive was conducted by traffic police and district police. According to police, a number of fatal road accidents are occurring in the state and drunk driving is one of the causes. A special drive was carried out across the state from 7 pm to 11 pm on Friday at 100 different locations across the state. Police said that in spite of creating awareness about the drive and giving it sufficient publicity, 315 riders/drivers were found under the influence of alcohol. In future, more of such drives with an element of surprise regarding date, time and place will be conducted regularly, police said…  click here
Video: 11 Aug: Navhind Times. Drinking & driving crackdown: too little too late …  click here

A master’s journey: Vamona Navelcar with his artwork

12 Aug: New Indian Express. By Anne Ketteringham. After a gap of nearly 20 years, Renascenca, a monthly radio show in Portuguese, was back on the airwaves (AIR FM Rainbow) this year, focusing on rediscovering India’s Portuguese connect. In its sixth episode last week, the artist interviewed was Vamona Ananta Sinai Navelcar, who is regarded as ‘Goa’s state treasure’. After all, who can be a better person to recall memories of this former Portuguese colony than one whose work spans decades. He has lived in three continents—Goa (Asia) where he was born, Africa where his skills developed, and Portugal (Europe) where he studied…  click here
Marius Fernandes wrote: “I am working with Steve White to celebrate Navelcarin the UK. Next year, we will be having an exhibition in the UK, sometime in April or May, to mark the 50th anniversary of Vamona Navelcar’s first solo exhibition in London …  click here
For some of Navelcar’s works, video clips etc. … click here.

Give it a GOA!

12 Aug: Irish Mail on Sunday. By Rachel Johnson, … We would balance out a deluxe night or two with a sand-in-yourtoes beach shack. We would meet up with friends and take two of our kidults (they will come on holiday with you, but only if you arrange it and pay for everything)… we have finally arrived in Goa. Mr Cruz from the Vivenda Dos Palhacos, a boutique hotel on Majorda beach, is waiting. He threads us through a swarm of tuk-tuks, buses, scooters and children going to school, all the while honking on his horn and answering his mobile… Mr Cruz takes us to Patnem, the hippy hideout where yoga is king. .. Still, at only €28 per hutch per night, it seems ungracious to complain. After three days of yoga, swimming and feasting on the local fish, we feel we've begun to earn our Indian spurs.,, 1051 words.  click here
12 Aug: Daily Mail (UK). By Rachel Johnson: “I do apologise for my brother Boris... he didn't go NEARLY far enough! …  click here

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