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Goan Voice Newsletter: Saturday 02 Feb. 2019


Death: Maria Margaret Dias

1 Feb: Gandaulim, CoIva / Ex- Dar es Salaam-Tanzania /Ex-Kuwait, MARIA MARGARET DIAS Born: 11/01/1937. Beloved daughter of late Francisco A. Fernandes/late Maria P. Fernandes, loving wife of Joaquim Dias (Bombay), sister/sister-in-law of Vicky/late Joe, late Thomas, Antonira/Alex, Hortencia / late Eustaquio, Hilda/late Barto, Aunt of Kevin, Clive, Bonita, Jack, Thomas, Agnel, Christy, Glen, Melwyn, Ozer & Joswel. Funeral cortege will leave from her parents residence Gandaulim, on Sunday, 3rd February 2019 at 4:00 pm to Our Lady of Merces Church, Colva, for Eucharistic celebration followed by burial.

News Summary

Goan High School Mombasa: School Ex-student Luminary: Dr Jawaharlal Henriques

1 Feb: Coastweek (Kenya). By Marci Pereira. Whereas so many of us, having left Mombasa, chose to establish life and home in English speaking countries around the world, this is an unusual and an inspiring case of an ex-student making a success back in our ‘motherland’, Goa, itself. Jawaharlal Henriques, achieved the Cambridge Higher School Certificate at the Sacred Heart High School, Mombasa in 1964, and proceeded to Goa, for higher education. He studied Medicine at the Goa Medical College and now proudly owns and runs the renowned, ‘St Anthony’s Hospital & Research Centre in Anjuna, Goa… It is a 40-bed hospital facility, renowned for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug and alcohol addicted patients, in the main. Based in the heart of the tourist belt in the north of Goa, in Vagator/Anjuna, a large number of its patients are European and foreign tourists. This smart, sizeable hospital and research centre, which opened in 1983, has 22 Consultant Doctors, 6 Medical Officers, 42 Nurses, 3 Ambulance Drivers, 2 Cooks and 29 General Staff. Jawaharlal’s elder son Noel, is a Cardiologist and his younger son Ian, is the Administrator of the hospital…1370 words.  click here
For the profile of Dr Jawaharlal Henriques,  click here

Paradise full of rubbish

1 Feb: Daily Mail (UK). I’ve just returned from Goa, India, and unlike Maurice Bligh, who visited the pristine islands of the South Pacific (Letters), I was dismayed by the plastic rubbish on the beaches being swept into the ocean. I couldn’t believe holidaymakers were casually dumping this waste. I took to walking along the beach, clearing rubbish from the shoreline. I didn’t notice anyone else doing this, least of all the new age eco-tourists. Bill Bootle, Knebworth, Herts.  click here

"Cemetery With Sea View" Part Of Goa Village's Development Plan

1 Feb: NDTV. The development plan for Taleigao village on the outskirts of Panaji provides for a seashore cemetery, next to the famous Miramar beach. The Outline Development Plan (ODP) was approved at a meeting of the Town and Country Planning Board on Friday… "A provision has been made for a cemetery for Our Lady of Rosary Church at Caranzalem which is located next to the Caranzalem-Miramar Beach," he said. "It is a cemetery with a sea view," he added…  click here

Football: FC Goa gore Mumbai City

2 Feb: Navhind Times. FC Goa ended Mumbai City FC’s unbeaten run of nine games after registering a comfortable 2-0 win in an Indian Super League game here on Friday. Spanish midfielder Edu Bedia (28th minute) and star striker Ferran Corominas (79th minute) struck on either side of the break at the Mumbai Football Arena as a sizeable number of fans cheered the visiting team. Right from the beginning, the two teams played aggressive. The visitors had an early chance in the second minute… With the win, Goa logged three points to move to the third spot in the standings with 24 points. This was Goa’s seventh win in 13 games, while it was Mumbai’s only third defeat in 14 games. In their previous encounter in Goa, the home team had hammered Mumbai 5-0.  click here
Video: 1 Feb. India Today. FC Goa end Mumbai City FC's unbeaten streak in Indian Super League …  click here

Persecution spreading at a 'rapid rate' across India

31 Jan: Christian Today. Persecution in India is at its highest level in 70 years, a new report has warned. The report, by US-based charity Persecution Relief, said that persecution was spreading at a 'rapid rate' across the majority-Hindu country, with 477 incidents of violence recorded in 2018, up 37 from the previous year. Instances of persecution included disruptions to worship services, vandalism, churches being closed off by the authorities, churches and Bibles being set on fire, congregations being evicted by landlords following pressure from hardliners, access to churches being blocked, and local authorities refusing to grant permission for new church construction…  click here

Esha Gupta: Has Instagram exposed everyday racism in India?

1 Feb: BBC. Up until Monday, Esha Gupta was just a Bollywood actress with a passion for Arsenal football club. That changed after the actress decided to share a screengrab of a WhatsApp conversation in which a friend mocked the team's Nigerian star, Alex Iwobi, as a "gorilla" and "Neanderthal" who "evolution had stopped for" and shared the screengrab with her 3.4m Instagram followers. The racist slurs - and the fact she thought it was funny - horrified many, and the backlash was unsurprisingly swift. How dare she call herself an Arsenal supporter, her fellow fans demanded. Gupta apologised quickly, but the post hints at a long-known - but little acknowledged - problem of racism towards people of African descent in Indian society. "Of course I'm not surprised by the post," Ezeugo Nnamdi told the BBC from Delhi, his home of five years. In fact, the secretary-general of the Association of African Students in India (AASI) added that, as racial slurs go, her words were no worse than what fellow African students experienced on a daily basis - to their faces.  click here

Great Goan Food, Brought to You by Portugal

1 Feb: OZY (Australia). By Joanna Lobo. Goan food makes me weak in the knees. I could write poems about drowning in the kokum-laden depths of a well-made fish curry… Here are some of Goa’s tastiest dishes that come from Portuguese influence: Bolo Sans Rival … Sorpotel … Bebinca … Vindalho … Prawn Rissoles or Rissóis de Camarão … Cafreal … Balchão … Feijoada …  click here

Britain's dirty secret: the burning tyres choking India

30 Jan: The Guardian (UK). … Our plastic exports are bad enough. But something even worse is happening that we don’t see at all. Every month, thousands of tonnes of used tyres leave our ports on a passage to India. There they are baked in pyrolysis plants, to make a dirty industrial fuel…When tyre pyrolysis is done badly, it can produce a hideous mix: heavy metals, benzene, dioxins, furans and other persistent organic chemicals, some of which are highly carcinogenic. Videos of tyre pyrolysis in India show black smoke leaking from the baking chamber, and workers in T-shirts, without masks or other protective equipment, cleaning tarry residues out of the pipes and flasks. I can only imagine what their life expectancy might be… 1216 words.  click here

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