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Goan Voice Newsletter: Tuesday 14 Jan. 2020




Obituary

Death: Joseph Michael "Mike" Muise. Ex Mombasa

9 Jan: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. JOSEPH MICHAEL "MIKE" MUISE. Passed away at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. After graduating from St. Francis Xavier University in 1965, Mike joined CUSO and was posted to Mombasa, Kenya, where he met the love of his life, Yvette, of Goan descent. Mike taught Math at the Sacred Heart Goan High School for two years … After their marriage in Mombasa in 1968, Mike and Yvette moved back to Canada … He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Yvette de Souza-Muise; and their children, Dr. Aleixo (Dr. Debra Stein) and children, Joseph and Rachel, Toronto; Anna Marie (David Lewis) and children, Mikaela and Sophia, Ottawa; and Joseph (Kelly MacDonald) and children, Patrick and Heather, Vancouver. Mike is also survived by his siblings, Wilfred "Yogi" (Joanie MacKenzie), New Waterford; Rose Longley, Middleton; Delphin … Yvette’s siblings are Ben and Betty de Souza; Annabella and Alec Fernandes; Jerome and Ann de Souza; and Rhoda da Costa … he was predeceased by his parents-in-law, Aleixo and Laurie de Souza … Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Rev. Donald MacGillivray presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ninian’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul. For online condolences and full obituary + tribute by Yvette, click here.


Death: Felix Pereira. Formerly of Mombasa, Eldoret and Malawi
12 Jan: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Formerly of Mombasa, Agriculture College (Eldoret) and Malawi. Passed away peacefully in his sleep. Husband of Helen (Roche of Nairobi). Funeral details will follow. [Info Caetano de Menezes]


Death: Margaret (Sebastian) Menezes. Ex Karachi and UAE
10 Jan: Toronto. MARGARET (SEBASTIAN) MENEZES. Born 1939. Ex teacher, Christ the King School, Karachi. Beloved wife of Andrew (Andy) Menezes. Mother of Andre, Leslie (Margaret) and Melissa Menezes. Sister of Maria and Eddie Sebestian; and the late Cecelia Zuzarte, Severine Michael, Francis Sebastian, Philip Sebastian. Visitation: Andrews Funeral Home, 8190 Dixi Road Brampton, Ontario L6T 5N9. January 14, 2020 from 5pm to 9pm. Mass: January 15, 2020, St. Leonards Roman Catholic Church at 12:30pm. Burial at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Rd, Mississauga, ON L5T 1N4 [Info: Pompie Gois] Photo.  For further details click here


News Summary

The heart of Catholic India is in the state of Goa

13 Jan: Aleteia (Rome). Goa became Catholic by way of Portuguese missionaries, but it also has a Christian history stretching back to Apostolic times. St. Thomas the Apostle is known as a great evangelizer of India, but another Apostle, St. Bartholomew, is also credited in bringing the Gospel to the subcontinent. It is believed that Bartholomew reached the Konkan Coast in the 1st century… But it wasn’t until after Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama visited the west coast of India in 1498 that widespread evangelization got underway … Goa today has a reputation as a small place that has produced many priests and bishops in the Church… Goa’s abundant priestly vocations stem in part from the practice of families in the region traditionally “offering one child to God.” … Goans have emigrated to many parts of the world, and often bring their faith and religious customs with them…  click here

FOHO.Haus brings fractional ownership of real-estate to Goa

11 Nov. 2019. The Goan. A Canadian company called ‘FOHO.Haus’, which is promoted by a Goan origin entrepreneur, Vijay Thomas, has recently introduced the concept of fractional ownership of real-estate to people in Goa and other parts of India. Now, people can buy a share in the second home in Goa by paying a fraction of the price of the property. The company thinks that fractional ownership of real-estate can revolutionize the second-home market in India … there are many Goans, who have a second home in the State, but they live in Mumbai or Delhi or out of India. They hardly spend time in Goa and don’t even let it out. In such a case, they have made a bad investment. A lot of people, who spend 3-4 weeks every year in Goa. Rather than buying a second home, they can buy a fraction of ownership in that home, which allows them to stay in it for 3-4 weeks… 1024 words.  click here
For the FOHO website, currently with properties in Bambolim and Siolim,  click here

Ben Evangelisto: On the funny side of things

12 Jan: Navhind Times. Popularly known as Ben Evangelisto, comedian Evangelisto Agnelo Fernandes from Benaulim regularly has the audience in splits during his performances. His talent for acting was first discovered by the Franciscan Brothers when he was a young boarder at St Anthony’s, Duler… His own dramas include ‘Kidd’, which was also staged in London … He also convinced Lorna to return to sing live and performed with her in musical shows in London, Paris and Lisbon… After two years in London, Ben returned and joined Menino de Bandar…  click here
Video: Singing at Carambolim Show 30th April 2016 click here.

Cecille Rodrigues: With paint, social media and hashtag, ushering in road safety in Goa

12 Jan: Indian Express. “Every issue in Goa is fought on roads, so we decided to start by painting roads,” says Cecille Rodrigues, 38, a mother and a zumba and skating teacher. Rodrigues is assisted by Seema Chimulkar, 60, a house nurse, and Prakash Malani, 32, a taxi operator hailing from Gujarat … In September, she released a parody video showing potholes across the state that went viral. “I used Lorna’s (Cordeiro) most famous song ‘Bebdo (meaning alcoholic)’ of a drunk and negligent husband and replaced it with ‘Rosto’ for a negligent government drunk on false notions of power,” she says… 880 words.  click here
16 Sep: Rosto Song (Konkani) - Goa Potholes 2019 - Cecille Rodrigues … 2m.31s.  click here
14 Jan: Herald. #Rosto: Not on a screen on your mobile device but on the road … click here.

The slowing down of Goa’s economy in 2019-20

13 Jan: Navhind Times. Giving a setback to the government’s ambition of making the Indian economy US 5 trillion by 2024-25, advance forecast released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) indicates that the economy is projected to grow five per cent in the current year 2019-20. It is the slowest growth rate in the GDP since 2008-09, which was the year of the global financial crisis…  click here

Maintaining dignity in tourism trade

13 Jan: The Goan. These days tourism as a generalised term seems to have pervaded every aspect of life. But it is difficult to imagine sex tourism universally topping the charts as compared to the other modes. the ‘sex’ factor has time-and-again come to haunt Goa! As Goa continues to be plagued by the proliferation of illegal massage parlours doubling up as whore joints, prostitution has been flourishing in the state as never before… Meanwhile, the ‘phoren’ craze of the customers has been amply fulfilled by a number of foreign cartels operating their crime syndicates along the coastal belts in Goa…  click here

Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mirror Crack’d’ Unfolds In Goa

13 Jan: Book My Show. A beautiful actress hosts a dinner party at her palatial villa. It’s glamorous, well-attended…and ends with murder. If this sounds like the plot of an Agatha Christie novel, it’s because it’s the story of her novel The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side. On Sunday, January 30, the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, will stage an English adaptation of the book … Writer Ayeesha Menon has reimagined the play for the Indian audience…  click here




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