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Goan Voice Newsletter: Sunday 26 May. 2019


Death: Manu Rodrigues. Ex-Tanga, Moshi, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

23 May: Toronto. MANUEL FRANCISCO RODRIGUES. (Ex-Tanga, Moshi, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania) passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side at the age of 91. Manuel was the loving husband of Melita Rodrigues and father to Randolph, Natalie/Jason Fernandes, John/Sarah and his adorable grandchildren, Alyssia Fernandes, Lucia/Gabriel Rodrigues. Manuel will be missed by his devoted in-laws late Joe/Ann de Souza (England), Sylvester/Loretta de Souza and Julio de Souza (Toronto). He will be missed by his nephews, Neil/Stephen and niece, Arlette. Manuel will be fondly remembered for his love of music as an excellent violinist and his caring ways reaching out to play at weddings, socials and dances. Funeral details: Viewing: Monday, May 27th. 2019 from 1-4:00 pm 6-9:00 pm at Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South, Brampton, Ontario L6W 2C5. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on May 28th. 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, 115 Vodden Street East, Brampton, Ontario L6V 1M4 followed by the Catholic Burial at Assumption Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Road, Brampton, Ontario L5T 1N4. [Info: Stephen de Souza] Condolences to:
For the Ward Funeral Home Death notice, click here.

Death: Henry De Souza. Ex Nairobi.
14 May: Bastora, Goa. HENRY ANTHONY DE SOUZA. Ex Nairobi Kenya. Born: 24/04/1943. Died :14/05/2019 Beloved husband of Antoinette (Annette) De Souza, Son of late Cicinata De Souza / late Mariano De Souza, Father of late Kennedy / Shanti (Goa), Christopher/Angela (UK), Brother of late Hilary/Julie (Canada), Liz/Laz (England). Norbert/Ursula (Canada), Diana/late Romeo (Canada), Violet/Mario (Bastora), Freddy/Gloria (Porvorim), Fr. Mario MSFS (Belgaum), Maria/Amaro (Canada), Doting Grandfather of Kyle and Kiera. Funeral cortege will leave his residence at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2019 to St. Cajetan's Church, Bastora, for Eucharistic Celebration at 4:00 p.m. followed by burial. Photo click here.

Death: Maria Fernandes. Ex Zanzibar
24 May: Sirvodem, Navelim, Goa. MARIA FELICIA FERNANDES. Ex- Zanzibar Born: 22/12/1932 - Died 21/05/2019. Wife Of: late Domingos Santana Gomes. Beloved Mother/ mother-in-law of late Rosario/ Lauriana Jose Inas, Antoneta/ Ambrose, Peter/ Luciana, Zeta / George , late Rafael/ Agnes, Xavier/ Leena, late Anthony (Babush). Grand children & Great Grandchild. Funeral Cortege will leave her residence at 4.30 p.m 25.05.2019 to Our Lady of Rosary Church, Navelim for mass & burial. Photo. click here.

Death: Francisco Xavier Gonsalves. Ex Goa-Velha
16 May: UK. FRANCISCO XAVIER GONSALVES. Ex Goa-Velha (Dando/St. Anton Waddo). Born: 20.12.1923. Beloved husband of Maria Santana Gonsalves, Father/Father-in-law of Antonio/Merciana, Grandfather of Frazer/Floyd & Maria. Passed away peacefully in U.K. Funeral cortege will leave his residence behind Kadesh Gas Service, St. Anton Waddo, Goa-Velha on Sunday, 26.05.2019 at 3.30 p.m. to St. Andrew Church, Goa-Velha followed by burial. Photo. click here.

News Summary

Video: Goan origin hip-hop artist Tracy De Sa releases debut album ‘Commotion’

15 May: It’s Goa. Tracy De Sa has moved around quite a bit. She left India for Portugal when she was just a child, and after spending a few years there, moved to Spain before establishing herself in France. This isn’t to say that De Sa hasn’t spent her fair share of time travelling the world. Lisbon, Malaga, Montpellier, Lyon, and her hometown of Goa are all places that have contributed to her colourful life experiences… Fast forward to 2019, and the name Tracy De Sa is finally set for global domination. With the release of her debut album ‘Commotion’ on May 17, De Sa has set her self up for massive success. Her latest release ‘Rickshaw’ the fifth (and last) track on the album saw its video filmed in Mumbai and her hometown of Goa… Check out the video for ‘Rickshaw’ and download the full album …  click here

Venita Coelho: ‘All of Me’ for children’s literature

25 May: Herald. Noted author Venita Coelho is set to release her new book ‘All of Me’ for young adults. The book features the famed jewel, the Kohinoor. Based in Moira, Venita Coelho’s work revolves around a hectic schedule that contradicts her peaceful surroundings. Her latest book to hit bookstores is ‘All of Me’, published by Tina Narang at Harper Collins. Based in London in 1854, Castor is imprisoned and his multiple personalities are trying to solve the mystery of why Castor was imprisoned. The clues lead them to the Koh-i-noor. What inspired Venita to take the young readers on this journey? “Inspiration never lasts. Anger does. When David Cameron, the Prime Minister of England, was visiting India some years ago, he was asked if his country would return the Koh-i-noor. His reply was, ‘I don’t believe in returnism.’ The colonial arrogance of that made me so mad it powered an entire book! …  click here
To buy the book from Amazon,  click here
26 May: Navhind Times. Writing off darkness. Writer Venita Coelho tells how an arrogant statement by a former UK prime minister was the genesis for her new book 'All of Me' … click here.

How a single taluka halted BJP’s march in S Goa

25 May: Times of India. The Salcete jinx came to haunt the BJP this time as well. With a cumulative lead of nearly 50,000 votes in the eight Catholic-dominated constituencies of Salcete, Congress romped home with relative ease in the 2019 polls. Significantly, Congress secured leads in all eight of these assembly segments, belying hopes of the BJP that at least Fatorda and Margao would provide a tinge of saffron to the Congress citadel. While in 2014, the highest lead secured by Congress in Salcete was 8,105 in Velim, this time Sardinha’s leads crossed the threshold of 10,000 in three assembly segments – 12,115 in Nuvem, followed by 10,706 in Benaulim and 10,260 in Velim. He also got sizeable leads in Curtorim (8,346) and Navelim (4,599)…  click here

Hindu Nationalist Party’s Victory Renews Religious Minorities’ Fears in India

24 May: National Catholic Register (USA). Caution has become the watchword among Christians and secular groups in India in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party’s victory in the country’s 17th national election. When the votes for the protracted election were counted May 23, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) improved its majority — winning 303 seats along with BJP allies securing another 46 seats in the 542-member Indian Parliament, the “Lok Sabha” (People’s House). Although the Hindu nationalist party’s resounding victory raised apprehensions among minority Christians and secular-minded citizens, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the archbishop of Mumbai, the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India and key adviser to Pope Francis, remained optimistic. “We pray that everything goes well. We are encouraged by what the prime minister has assured,” Cardinal Gracias told the Register May 24. Part of that assurance comes from Modi’s emphasis during his victory speech on maintaining the rule of law in India, as the first principle of governance…  click here

Billy Joel, Beatles & more as Goa goes ‘Classic’

25 May: Herald. Goa has a new venue to enjoy the beats of music that belong to the classic era of Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, and The Beatles among other great performers at Classic Circus at Favela. But it doesn’t end here, with more singers lined up to take you back to the good ole days. Café learns more about how this music will come alive by speaking to Raul D’Mello of the band Raul and Friends … Favela in Baga will have a different vibe this Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 9pm onwards. The music will take you back in time at ‘Classic Circus’ which is looking at the age group of 40 plus crowd who are looking forward to a relaxed and chilled out Sunday. The band, Raul and Friends, will be performing live at the Favela … “The audience can expect to hear different connotations of their most loved songs from yesteryears with a twist of my soul. Just to give you a taste of the music we will be covering songs by artistes like Lionel Richie, Stevie wonder, Luther Vandross, Billy Joel, Beatles, Englebert Humperdinck etc and many more,” concludes Raul…  click here

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