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Goan Voice Newsletter: Friday 30 Jul. 2021


Death: John Nazareth. Ex Nairobi, Kenya and Pilerne, Goa

20 July 2021, London, UK. João José Lourenço Nazareth (known as "John"), passed away aged 85 years. Born in Nairobi, Kenya and then lived in Pilerne, Goa and London. John leaves behind his devoted wife of 63 years, Dulcie; loving children Philomena, Rita and Jude; son-in-law Kevin; Anthea; six grandchildren Sarah, Kathryn, James, Deanna, Adam and Laura; great grandsons Ryan and Zach and many other close family and friends across the world. His funeral mass will be on Monday 9th August at 12.30 p.m. at English Martyrs Church, Streatham, London, followed by a private burial. A memorial donation in lieu of flowers can be made to St Christopher's Hospice at:
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News Summary

Video: The Urban Debate: Goa gang rape case

29 Jul: Times Now TV. On The Urban Debate, with Tanvi Shukla, we discuss how minors girls get gang-raped at Benaulim beach. Goa Chief minister Pramod Sawant said, “When 14-year-olds stay on the beach the whole night, the parents need to introspect. Just because children don't listen, we cannot put the responsibility on the government and police.” Later, Goa CM blames their parents for girls being out late at night and asks, why were girls hanging out so late? For now, Sawant told in assembly, All the four accused were arrested Sunday night. Can we say that the state government can't assure us of our security? … 26m. 24s.  click here
29 Jul: Womens Web. ‘Girls Shouldn’t Be On Beaches At Night’ Goa CM Blames Parents & Survivors Of Gang Rape …  click here
30 Jul: Herald. Editorial: Has there been political interference in the Benaulim rape case? … click here.

Video: Goa gang rape case: Statement taken out of context, says CM Pramod Sawant

30 Jul: Indian Express. Early on Friday morning, Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said that his earlier statement that parents should also take responsibility while sending their children out, following the rape of two minors in Goa on July 25, was taken out of context. “My statement about the unfortunate incident was taken out of context. Both as head of a responsible Government and as a father of a 14 year old daughter, I was deeply pained and disturbed,” Sawant said in a statement issued past 1:30 am on Friday… Contains video clip of Goa assembly discussion …  click here

Goa reports third rape case in a week

30 Jul: India Today. Another rape case has come to light in Goa amid outrage over Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's statement in the Assembly on the gang rape of two girls in the state on Sunday. In the case that has come to the fore on Thursday, a girl, who was brought to Goa on the pretext of job, was allegedly locked up and raped for three days in Quepem area. This is the third rape case reported by the Goa Police in a week. Two people have been arrested by the Goa Police in South Goa's Quepem in connection with the matter, a police official said. The accused, identified as Shambhunath Singh (32), a resident of Delhi, and Sudhakar Naik (63), who resides in South Goa, have been remanded to five days' police custody by the first class judicial magistrate in South Goa. The woman, who the police said is from the North East, was called to Goa by Singh on pretext of a job. She arrived in the state on July 26…  click here
29 Jul: Herald. Police on Wednesday arrested two truck drivers from Postawada Honda Sattari namely Usman (26) and Saiju s/o Joy Vargis (28), originally from Tamil Nadu for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl inside a car at Usgao-Ponda …  click here
27 Jul: Herald. Four arrested in Minor girls Gang rape at Benaulim… click here.

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, army officer who led Portugal's 'Carnation Revolution,' dies at 84

28 Jul: Washington Post. Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho was a 37-year-old leftist Portuguese army captain when he led the "Carnation Revolution" on April 25, 1974 — in reality an almost bloodless military coup that restored democracy to Portugal after almost half a century of right-wing dictatorship… The uprising effectively ended Portugal's colonial rule … Four decades later, an NBC News report from Portugal described the revolution as "the world's coolest coup." … Otelo Nuno Romão Saraiva de Carvalho was born Aug. 31, 1936, in Lourenço Marques. His father was an official in the colonial postal and telecommunications service CTT. His mother, from what was the Portuguese colony of Goa in western India, was a railway clerk and theater-lover who named the child after the Shakespearean character Othello… 1336 words.  click here
Wikipedia: Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho was born of some Goan (Portuguese India) ancestry …  click here

State starts process to get GI tag for 3 Goan mango types

28 Jul: Times of India. The Goa state council for science and technology has filed an application for the registration of Geographical Indication (GI) for the Goa Mankur (Mankurad) mango variant and is presently working on obtaining similar status for the Mangelar and Mussarat mango varieties. A GI tag protects the produce from being illegally used and ensures benefits to the community of local growers. The department is also in the process of forming an association of mango producers and local sellers…  click here

Goa: Students risking lives for internet: Kamat

29 Jul: Times of India. The opposition on Wednesday urged the state government to improve the infrastructure in the state, right from telecom infrastructure to road connectivity. The opposition also expressed concern over the recent floods that led to immense loss of property, livestock and homes in the state. Opposition leader Digambar Kamat said that students across Goa are unable to attend online classes due to poor infrastructure for internet connectivity. Kamat questioned the delay resolving the connectivity issue. “It is important to note that the lives of student community are at risk as they are attending online classes sitting in forest areas and roadsides in search of internet connectivity in rural and urban areas,” said Kamat…  click here

Chicago: A Tropical River North Bar Takes Inspiration From India’s White Sand Beaches

28 Jul: Eater (Chicago). About four years ago, Rooh co-owners Rina and Manish Mallick visited Goa and they marveled at the views, foods, and the energy coming from bars and restaurants… The Mallicks want to bring a taste of Goa to Chicago… Bar Goa, should debut in late August inside the former Slurping Turtle in River North… Rina Mallick wants Chicagoans to feel like they’re on vacation with tropical vibes. Expect tons of plants, floral wall paper, surf boards, and teal shutters… Bar Goa will serve the ChicaGoan Handshake: A shot of Feni with a can of Spiteful Brewing’s tangerine radler … There’s also a pork vindaloo poi-wich, and green pea & chorizo hummus... Bar Goa will also have chicken wings and peri peri fries…  click here
Instagram: Bar Goa,  click here

The Venice model for Goa

29 Jul: Herald. By Plastino D’Costa. The few Venetians that have taken the courage to stay in Venice are jumping with joy these days, because come next month, August 1, 2021, to be precise, the monstrous cruise ships that would visit Venice mostly for a day or two, have been banned from sailing through the city centre of Venice… The Venice authorities were alleged to have connived to sell properties for tourism at the cost of driving out the locals, thus making Venice a dying city… Nobody is against tourism but if is not sustainable and drives the local community out of the equation, than we really have to think hard on such a type of tourism model. Venice and Goa have many things common and although Goa is not as fragile as Venice, we better read the signs and take action before it’s too late…  click here

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