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Goan Voice Newsletter: Wednesday 17 Nov. 2021


Death: Maria Mendonca. Reading, UK. Ex Nairobi/Saligao

9th November 2021. Reading. MARIA ANGELA MENDONCA (Ex Nairobi/Saligao). Beloved wife of late Lazarus Mendonca, loving Mother/Mother-in-law, and Grandmother of Robert/June, Milo/Jennifer, Ann-Marie, Jonathan, Melanie, and Mark. Funeral details to follow. Due to ongoing Covid restrictions funeral attendance is likely to be restricted. Condolences to : Milo Mendonca at

News Summary

Kenya: Team GOA gears up for KCB Thika rally

17 Nov: The Star (Kenya). It's all systems go as the two-car Team Goa gears up for the penultimate KCB RSC Thika Rally on Sunday. The Team, comprising of Daren Miranda and John Fernandes has begun putting final touches… Speaking during a pre-event interview, Miranda, who formed Team Goa earlier in the year along with Fernandes said, “We formed Team Goa at the beginning of the new season when some friends of mine approached me and wanted us to partner up and start rallying together." …  click here
17 Nov: KTN (Kenya) All system go as the two car team GOA gears up for the RSC Thika Rally…  click here
15 Sep. 2021. Goan Voice. Video: Newcomer John Fernandez gears up for Kenya National Rally sixth leg in Ramisi … click here.

Great British Bake Off: Crystelle is in the Final

17 Nov: Daily Mail (UK). …Crystelle Pereira was awarded Star Baker during Patisserie Week and will join Chigs Parmar and Giuseppe Dell'Anno in the final. The Great British Bake Off final will air Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4  click here
To watch a video recording of the programme,  click here
For a profile of Crystelle with links to her Instagram and Facebook pages, click here.

India: Growing attacks against Christians

15 Nov: Independent Catholic News (UK). … Attacks against Christians in India are rising. The latest report from a coalition of NGOs, including the Association for Protection of Civil Rights, listed more than 300 violent attacks against Christians over a nine-month period. They included 288 accounts of mob violence across 21 states. Other reports confirm the rising trend. In July, the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) recorded 145 incidents of religious persecution against Christians - including three murders - in the first six months of 2021…  click here

When mining loot of Rs 35,000 crores is recovered each Goan will have Rs 3.5 lakhs

16 Nov: Herald. It’s simple. Rs 35,000 crore of money of Goans were looted due to illegal mining. If that is recovered each of the 10 lakh children of the soil will get Rs 3.5 lakh plus dividends from future mining. Lobbies with big interests do not want to pay back the money that was looted during the peak of the illegal mining years 2007 to 2012 and the parties that have ruled Goa, do not want this wealth in people’s hands but in their pockets. This election is between big lobbies and the common people. Herald is fighting against these lobbies and for the people …  click here

Goa Elections 2022: Michael Lobo Likely to Quit BJP

16 Nov: The Quint. Amid a churn within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2022 Goa Assembly elections, Calangute MLA and minister in the state cabinet Michael Lobo is looking to quit the party, highly placed sources close to the minister told The Quint. It is learnt that Lobo is in talks with the Congress, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Goa Forward party regarding his next move …  click here
16 Nov: Times of India. People will decide if I must continue with BJP, says Lobo … click here.

Goa: Recent Videos

8 Nov: You Tube. Translating Konkani literature... and understanding the translations. Glenis Mendonca (photo) did her doctorate on the topic of translating Konkani fictional books. In this exchange, she talks about her work, and why translations are important to the world of Konkani writing. Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)…  click here
8 Nov: You Tube. Studying the newspapers of another Goa... their shape and aesthetics. Willy Goes of the Goa College of Art, Panjim, talks about his MFA dissertation about the newspapers of the Goa of another era. Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN).  click here

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