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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
December 21, 2004.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Uskean jieop mhunnchem gopchup vegim morpachi
manddnni korop." (Worrying is planning silently how to die early.) "domnic
fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

VCD ROW: APOLOGISE, SAYS CONG: The storm over the controversial Video
Compact Disc distributed by the State Education Department has taken a new
twist with the Opposition Congress Party demanding that the documentary be
withdrawn and that it issue an apology in the matter while the Education
Department has claimed that there were no objections about the contents when
it was released and telecast on 18 December 2002. (GT)

DOCUMENTARY NOT COMMUNAL: GOVT: The State government has said that the
documentary was meant to make the younger generation aware of the sacrifices
made during the Liberation struggle and that it was produced "after
consulting duly constituted committees and based on facts." (H)

'ALLOW NON-RESIDENT GOAN CHARTER TOURISTS TO STAY BEYOND 4 WEEKS':
Nationalist Congress Party's Goa unit president, Dr Wilfred de Souza, has
petitioned the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel, to intervene and
modify the rules to allow non-resident Indians of Goan origin taking
"charter flights" to Goa to stay on beyond the four weeks period currently
allowed. (H)

GOANETTERS GATHER IN PANJIM: Goanetters from various parts of the world had
a friendly get-together at Clube Vasco da Gama in Panjim today (December 21)
afternoon. Over 20 goanetters exchanged pleasantries, some reminisced about
the past, meeting as they did after a long time, others for the first time
saw what some of the goanet members looked like. Fred Noronha, Cecil Pinto,
Vivian D'Souza (Socorro), Marina and Tony Correia Afonso (Benaulim),
Silviano Barbosa (Toronto), Vincent D'Souza (Mangalore), Ana Maria Goswami,
Heta Pandit, Vivek Menezes (Divar), Mario Fernandes (Divar), Melinda
Coutinho Powell (Davorlim), Desmond Nazareth, Ramnath Pai Raikar (NT),
Carlos D'Silva (UK), Mario Dias Fernandes (Calgary), Margaret Mascarenhas,
Brian Pinto (Sydney), Floriano Lobo (Moira), Christina Pinto (Sydney),
Eugene Correia (Toronto), Daniel D'Souza (Vasco), Joel, Constantino Xavier
(Lisbon), Roland Martins and Miguel Braganza were among those who met for a
chat. A well brought out and interesting novel, "The Sixth Night" written by
Silviano C Barbosa, was released on the occasion at the hands of Margaret
Mascarenhas. Valentino Fernandes' book "How to be an Instant Goan" (with
cartoons by Alexyz) was also released informally by Tony Correia Afonso.
(GoaNOW)

2ND WEEKLY FLIGHT FROM DUBAI TO GOA: The Union Civil Aviation ministry has
okayed a second direct flight in a week from Dubai to Goa and it will become
operational within a week. This was announced on December 20 at a press
conference by the state president of the Nationalist Congress Party, Dr
Wilfred de Souza, who returned from New Delhi, after meeting several Union
ministers including the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful
Patel. (NT)

RIFT BETWEEN CM, BABUSH WIDENS: For the Town and Country Planning Minister
Atanasio alias Babush Monseratte, political life appears poised for a
different turn as the rift between him and the Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar seems to have widened. Monserrate, who celebrated his birthday on
Monday (Dec 20), is seething with anger but is unclear about his next move,
sources close to him said.It is not very clear as to why Monserrate and
Parrikar who had a close-knit relationship, are distancing themselves from
each other. (H)

CONTRACTUAL KILLING: TWO HELD: Mormugao police has taken into custody two
persons in connection with an attempted contractual killing case. According
to reports, one Anthony had contracted a supari killer, a Bihari who was
residing in a rented room at Sada-Vasco, to kill, a man from Panjim, in
connection with a love affair. (H)

WAITER MURDERED IN MARGAO BAR: A twenty-eight year-old waiter - Sahil Khan -
from Hyderabad was strangulated to death in a bar and restaurant near
Rajendra Prasad stadium in Margao, on December 19 at 8 am. (H)

KICKED FROM JAIL TO JAIL: Of all the inmates who have taken up cudgels
against the State prisons' administration few have been as vocal as Richard
Rodrigues, a resident of Ponda, who has been shuffled around prisons across
the State while still under trial. Apalled at his experiences and armed with
valuable inside information, Rodrigues filed a criminal writ petition before
the Bombay High Court at Goa, through his lawyer Advocate Shanti Maria
Fonseca, pleading for respite. (GT)

LLOYD'S FINANCE TO SHUT SHOP IN GOA: Lloyd's Finance, a national-based
investment and finance company, is all set to close their lone office in
Margao. According to a public notice issued recently the company said, "With
a view to minimizing and reducing the expenses of Lloyd's Finance Ltd and
after examining all relevant factors in the interest of all concerned it is
decided that the branch office of the company in Goa will be closed from
December 27, 2004." (H)

CORTALIM SARPANCH: A petition seeking disqualification of Cortalim Sarpanch
Rosalina Miranda and action against panchayat Secretary Pedro Carmo Jacques
for 'misconduct' was filed in the court of the Additional Director of
Panchayats, recently. (H)

HELD 'HOSTAGE' IN KARNATAKA: GT Chief Reporter Paul Fernandes decided to
cross over to Karnataka to look at the mining activity across the border
that could lead to heavy siltation and ecological damage to river Mandovi.
He, however, bumped into a group of irate villagers who literally held him
and his team for close to five hours (on Liberation Day). Reason: He was
traveling with a committed environmentalist who kept watch over felling of
trees and other illegal forest activities. (GT)

ALL GOA MANDO FESTIVAL: Minister for water resources Filipe Neri Rodrigues
appealed to the youth to evince keen interest in culture along with academic
field so as to preserve the right cultural heritage of Goa. Speaking as
chief guest at the All Goa Mando Festival organized by the Lion Club of AVC
at a function held at the Fatima Convent hall Margao recently. Rodrigues
said the government has already initiated steps to assist cultural events
like Mando Festival. (GT)

YET TO 'LIBERATED' FROM DARKNESS: It seems that Cotigao (in Canacona) is a
step-child of the Electricity department as villages like Keri, Nadkem,
Avali, Butpal and Yendrem are still not electrified. Way back in 1982-83, a
defective transformer was installed in the village. It functioned for only
six months. (GT)

LIQUOR RUINS HOMES: Lamgao is a village steeped in history. A green village
now ravaged by mining, it is still peaceful. The ancient caves were a place
for mediation for the Buddhist sages. Pandavas settled here during their
period of 'Aggyadvara'. But in spite of so many blessings on the village,
the place is ravaged by the problem of alcoholism. A number of youth have
taken to the bottle, causing much agony in the village. (GT)

CAROL SINGING: Carols, which were penned centuries ago, have been ringing
even today heralding the start of the Christmas season in the State.
Presently, the choirs are echoing in the streets, city circles and houses
bringing to the common man the message of the birth of Jesus Christ and
Bethlehem. Carol groups have been spreading the X'Mas messages. (GT)

NEW ERA SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE CONGRESS: New Era High School, Margao, has been
selected to represent Goa at the National Children's Science Congress 2004
to be held in Guwahati from 27 to 31 December. (GT)

WHAT CLASS? So can Goa get a world-class transportation system as envisaged
by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh? Can Goa get a bus system that can
rival Mumbai's BEST service and can Goa get a transportation system that
will satisfy everybody - both in the towns and in the villages? (Edit in
Herald)

'PANJIM ABLAZE': Primeslots Events Pvt Ltd, in association with the
Entertainment Society of Goa, with the full support of the Government of
Goa, has organized the mega-event 'Panjim Ablaze from 19 Dec to 5 Jan 2005.
The whole city is lit up, with special illumination of the heritage and
other important buildings, bridges, roads, and gardens within the
Corporation of the City of Panaji. Entertainment programmes will be held in
various places in Panaji on various days. The "Panjim Ablaze" Competition
prizes are sponsored by the State Bank of India in various categories like
lighting up residential houses, shops and other premises. Contact Tel:
9326-128373 or 5642199 or 5641759. (GT)

THESIS PUBLISHED: The University Press of America has published "The
Missionary Function of Israel in Psalms 67, 96 and 117", a doctoral
dissertation by Fr Theodore Mascarenhas, a member of the Society of Pilar.
(H)

AKASH TO LEAD GOA: Akash Makwana will be the sole Goan entry for the grand
finals of the FMSCI's JK Tyre national karting championships to be held on
December 26 in New Delhi. (NT)

S P O R T S

CUNCOLIM IN QUARTERS: Cuncolim Union moved into the quarter-finals of the
16th St Rock's Super Soccer tournament at Calata, Majorda, beating Parish
Youth Nuvem, 2-0. (H)

D E A T H S
20 Dec: Parra-Canca: MARIA ROBERTINA ALMEIDA (Born 13-4-1917); wife of
late Manuel, mother of Alvito/Filomena, Late Rui, late Niceta/Hildebrando,
Late Olencio/Gerina; sister of Alacoque D'Souza; Grandmother of Victor,
Edgar (UK), Bro Ramiro (Calangute Church), Oswald, Jolen, Orville; great
grandmother of Simone (UK). Funeral on 21 December at 4.30 pm.
20 Dec: Vasco-Mangor Hill: ALDA MENDONCA: wife of Alex George, mother of
Kevin/Miriam, Brian (Delhi), Vanessa/Felix (Pune), darling grandmother of
Russel and Nigel, daughter of late Victor/late Mary; sister/sister-in-law of
late Juliet, late Alex/Joyce (Canada), James/Ana (UK), late Leo/Isabel (UK),
late Ezme/Felix (USA), late Edwin/Branca (Mapusa), late Paul. Funeral on 21
Dec at 4 pm.
20 Dec: Panjim: MARIA FERMINA PACHECO: wife of late Francisco Lourenco,
mother of late Orlando, Yvette/Einstein, Lydia/Franklin.
20 Dec: Cuncolim: AQUINA D'COSTA E FERNANDES: wife of late Francisco,
mother of late Laura/Elias, late Anthony/Giloo, Profy/Godfrey, late
Abilio/Jenny, Remy/Menino & Nensilot/Malvina.
18 Dec: Ponda: KAMLAKANT KESHAV SENAI KENKRE: husband of Asha, father of
Beena/Siddharth Amonkar, Anita/Shailesh Muzumdar, Uma/Yatin Shetye.
19 Dec: Miramar: LILY D'SOUZA: wife of late Francis, mother of Dr
Leena/Dr Rajendra, Agnes/Benedict, Lenin/Lidwin, late Stalin/Mona,
Fatima/Octavio, Menino/Leena, Goretti/John, Melvin/Dr Cynthia.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 31.4 degC; Min temp: 18.4 degC; Relative Humidity: 65%
Weather: Clear blue sky and cool weather in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA,
Assagao, Bardez, Goa.
Joel D'Souza
2004-12-21 18:54:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
December 21, 2004.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Uskean jieop mhunnchem gopchup vegim morpachi
manddnni korop." (Worrying is planning silently how to die early.) "domnic
fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

VCD ROW: APOLOGISE, SAYS CONG: The storm over the controversial Video
Compact Disc distributed by the State Education Department has taken a new
twist with the Opposition Congress Party demanding that the documentary be
withdrawn and that it issue an apology in the matter while the Education
Department has claimed that there were no objections about the contents when
it was released and telecast on 18 December 2002. (GT)

DOCUMENTARY NOT COMMUNAL: GOVT: The State government has said that the
documentary was meant to make the younger generation aware of the sacrifices
made during the Liberation struggle and that it was produced "after
consulting duly constituted committees and based on facts." (H)

'ALLOW NON-RESIDENT GOAN CHARTER TOURISTS TO STAY BEYOND 4 WEEKS':
Nationalist Congress Party's Goa unit president, Dr Wilfred de Souza, has
petitioned the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel, to intervene and
modify the rules to allow non-resident Indians of Goan origin taking
"charter flights" to Goa to stay on beyond the four weeks period currently
allowed. (H)

GOANETTERS GATHER IN PANJIM: Goanetters from various parts of the world had
a friendly get-together at Clube Vasco da Gama in Panjim today (December 21)
afternoon. Over 20 goanetters exchanged pleasantries, some reminisced about
the past, meeting as they did after a long time, others for the first time
saw what some of the goanet members looked like. Fred Noronha, Cecil Pinto,
Vivian D'Souza (Socorro), Marina and Tony Correia Afonso (Benaulim),
Silviano Barbosa (Toronto), Vincent D'Souza (Mangalore), Ana Maria Goswami,
Heta Pandit, Vivek Menezes (Divar), Mario Fernandes (Divar), Melinda
Coutinho Powell (Davorlim), Desmond Nazareth, Ramnath Pai Raikar (NT),
Carlos D'Silva (UK), Mario Dias Fernandes (Calgary), Margaret Mascarenhas,
Brian Pinto (Sydney), Floriano Lobo (Moira), Christina Pinto (Sydney),
Eugene Correia (Toronto), Daniel D'Souza (Vasco), Joel, Constantino Xavier
(Lisbon), Roland Martins and Miguel Braganza were among those who met for a
chat. A well brought out and interesting novel, "The Sixth Night" written by
Silviano C Barbosa, was released on the occasion at the hands of Margaret
Mascarenhas. Valentino Fernandes' book "How to be an Instant Goan" (with
cartoons by Alexyz) was also released informally by Tony Correia Afonso.
(GoaNOW)

2ND WEEKLY FLIGHT FROM DUBAI TO GOA: The Union Civil Aviation ministry has
okayed a second direct flight in a week from Dubai to Goa and it will become
operational within a week. This was announced on December 20 at a press
conference by the state president of the Nationalist Congress Party, Dr
Wilfred de Souza, who returned from New Delhi, after meeting several Union
ministers including the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful
Patel. (NT)

RIFT BETWEEN CM, BABUSH WIDENS: For the Town and Country Planning Minister
Atanasio alias Babush Monseratte, political life appears poised for a
different turn as the rift between him and the Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar seems to have widened. Monserrate, who celebrated his birthday on
Monday (Dec 20), is seething with anger but is unclear about his next move,
sources close to him said.It is not very clear as to why Monserrate and
Parrikar who had a close-knit relationship, are distancing themselves from
each other. (H)

CONTRACTUAL KILLING: TWO HELD: Mormugao police has taken into custody two
persons in connection with an attempted contractual killing case. According
to reports, one Anthony had contracted a supari killer, a Bihari who was
residing in a rented room at Sada-Vasco, to kill, a man from Panjim, in
connection with a love affair. (H)

WAITER MURDERED IN MARGAO BAR: A twenty-eight year-old waiter - Sahil Khan -
from Hyderabad was strangulated to death in a bar and restaurant near
Rajendra Prasad stadium in Margao, on December 19 at 8 am. (H)

KICKED FROM JAIL TO JAIL: Of all the inmates who have taken up cudgels
against the State prisons' administration few have been as vocal as Richard
Rodrigues, a resident of Ponda, who has been shuffled around prisons across
the State while still under trial. Apalled at his experiences and armed with
valuable inside information, Rodrigues filed a criminal writ petition before
the Bombay High Court at Goa, through his lawyer Advocate Shanti Maria
Fonseca, pleading for respite. (GT)

LLOYD'S FINANCE TO SHUT SHOP IN GOA: Lloyd's Finance, a national-based
investment and finance company, is all set to close their lone office in
Margao. According to a public notice issued recently the company said, "With
a view to minimizing and reducing the expenses of Lloyd's Finance Ltd and
after examining all relevant factors in the interest of all concerned it is
decided that the branch office of the company in Goa will be closed from
December 27, 2004." (H)

CORTALIM SARPANCH: A petition seeking disqualification of Cortalim Sarpanch
Rosalina Miranda and action against panchayat Secretary Pedro Carmo Jacques
for 'misconduct' was filed in the court of the Additional Director of
Panchayats, recently. (H)

HELD 'HOSTAGE' IN KARNATAKA: GT Chief Reporter Paul Fernandes decided to
cross over to Karnataka to look at the mining activity across the border
that could lead to heavy siltation and ecological damage to river Mandovi.
He, however, bumped into a group of irate villagers who literally held him
and his team for close to five hours (on Liberation Day). Reason: He was
traveling with a committed environmentalist who kept watch over felling of
trees and other illegal forest activities. (GT)

ALL GOA MANDO FESTIVAL: Minister for water resources Filipe Neri Rodrigues
appealed to the youth to evince keen interest in culture along with academic
field so as to preserve the right cultural heritage of Goa. Speaking as
chief guest at the All Goa Mando Festival organized by the Lion Club of AVC
at a function held at the Fatima Convent hall Margao recently. Rodrigues
said the government has already initiated steps to assist cultural events
like Mando Festival. (GT)

YET TO 'LIBERATED' FROM DARKNESS: It seems that Cotigao (in Canacona) is a
step-child of the Electricity department as villages like Keri, Nadkem,
Avali, Butpal and Yendrem are still not electrified. Way back in 1982-83, a
defective transformer was installed in the village. It functioned for only
six months. (GT)

LIQUOR RUINS HOMES: Lamgao is a village steeped in history. A green village
now ravaged by mining, it is still peaceful. The ancient caves were a place
for mediation for the Buddhist sages. Pandavas settled here during their
period of 'Aggyadvara'. But in spite of so many blessings on the village,
the place is ravaged by the problem of alcoholism. A number of youth have
taken to the bottle, causing much agony in the village. (GT)

CAROL SINGING: Carols, which were penned centuries ago, have been ringing
even today heralding the start of the Christmas season in the State.
Presently, the choirs are echoing in the streets, city circles and houses
bringing to the common man the message of the birth of Jesus Christ and
Bethlehem. Carol groups have been spreading the X'Mas messages. (GT)

NEW ERA SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE CONGRESS: New Era High School, Margao, has been
selected to represent Goa at the National Children's Science Congress 2004
to be held in Guwahati from 27 to 31 December. (GT)

WHAT CLASS? So can Goa get a world-class transportation system as envisaged
by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh? Can Goa get a bus system that can
rival Mumbai's BEST service and can Goa get a transportation system that
will satisfy everybody - both in the towns and in the villages? (Edit in
Herald)

'PANJIM ABLAZE': Primeslots Events Pvt Ltd, in association with the
Entertainment Society of Goa, with the full support of the Government of
Goa, has organized the mega-event 'Panjim Ablaze from 19 Dec to 5 Jan 2005.
The whole city is lit up, with special illumination of the heritage and
other important buildings, bridges, roads, and gardens within the
Corporation of the City of Panaji. Entertainment programmes will be held in
various places in Panaji on various days. The "Panjim Ablaze" Competition
prizes are sponsored by the State Bank of India in various categories like
lighting up residential houses, shops and other premises. Contact Tel:
9326-128373 or 5642199 or 5641759. (GT)

THESIS PUBLISHED: The University Press of America has published "The
Missionary Function of Israel in Psalms 67, 96 and 117", a doctoral
dissertation by Fr Theodore Mascarenhas, a member of the Society of Pilar.
(H)

AKASH TO LEAD GOA: Akash Makwana will be the sole Goan entry for the grand
finals of the FMSCI's JK Tyre national karting championships to be held on
December 26 in New Delhi. (NT)

S P O R T S

CUNCOLIM IN QUARTERS: Cuncolim Union moved into the quarter-finals of the
16th St Rock's Super Soccer tournament at Calata, Majorda, beating Parish
Youth Nuvem, 2-0. (H)

D E A T H S
20 Dec: Parra-Canca: MARIA ROBERTINA ALMEIDA (Born 13-4-1917); wife of
late Manuel, mother of Alvito/Filomena, Late Rui, late Niceta/Hildebrando,
Late Olencio/Gerina; sister of Alacoque D'Souza; Grandmother of Victor,
Edgar (UK), Bro Ramiro (Calangute Church), Oswald, Jolen, Orville; great
grandmother of Simone (UK). Funeral on 21 December at 4.30 pm.
20 Dec: Vasco-Mangor Hill: ALDA MENDONCA: wife of Alex George, mother of
Kevin/Miriam, Brian (Delhi), Vanessa/Felix (Pune), darling grandmother of
Russel and Nigel, daughter of late Victor/late Mary; sister/sister-in-law of
late Juliet, late Alex/Joyce (Canada), James/Ana (UK), late Leo/Isabel (UK),
late Ezme/Felix (USA), late Edwin/Branca (Mapusa), late Paul. Funeral on 21
Dec at 4 pm.
20 Dec: Panjim: MARIA FERMINA PACHECO: wife of late Francisco Lourenco,
mother of late Orlando, Yvette/Einstein, Lydia/Franklin.
20 Dec: Cuncolim: AQUINA D'COSTA E FERNANDES: wife of late Francisco,
mother of late Laura/Elias, late Anthony/Giloo, Profy/Godfrey, late
Abilio/Jenny, Remy/Menino & Nensilot/Malvina.
18 Dec: Ponda: KAMLAKANT KESHAV SENAI KENKRE: husband of Asha, father of
Beena/Siddharth Amonkar, Anita/Shailesh Muzumdar, Uma/Yatin Shetye.
19 Dec: Miramar: LILY D'SOUZA: wife of late Francis, mother of Dr
Leena/Dr Rajendra, Agnes/Benedict, Lenin/Lidwin, late Stalin/Mona,
Fatima/Octavio, Menino/Leena, Goretti/John, Melvin/Dr Cynthia.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 31.4 degC; Min temp: 18.4 degC; Relative Humidity: 65%
Weather: Clear blue sky and cool weather in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA,
Assagao, Bardez, Goa.
Joel D'Souza
2004-12-21 18:54:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
December 21, 2004.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Uskean jieop mhunnchem gopchup vegim morpachi
manddnni korop." (Worrying is planning silently how to die early.) "domnic
fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

VCD ROW: APOLOGISE, SAYS CONG: The storm over the controversial Video
Compact Disc distributed by the State Education Department has taken a new
twist with the Opposition Congress Party demanding that the documentary be
withdrawn and that it issue an apology in the matter while the Education
Department has claimed that there were no objections about the contents when
it was released and telecast on 18 December 2002. (GT)

DOCUMENTARY NOT COMMUNAL: GOVT: The State government has said that the
documentary was meant to make the younger generation aware of the sacrifices
made during the Liberation struggle and that it was produced "after
consulting duly constituted committees and based on facts." (H)

'ALLOW NON-RESIDENT GOAN CHARTER TOURISTS TO STAY BEYOND 4 WEEKS':
Nationalist Congress Party's Goa unit president, Dr Wilfred de Souza, has
petitioned the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel, to intervene and
modify the rules to allow non-resident Indians of Goan origin taking
"charter flights" to Goa to stay on beyond the four weeks period currently
allowed. (H)

GOANETTERS GATHER IN PANJIM: Goanetters from various parts of the world had
a friendly get-together at Clube Vasco da Gama in Panjim today (December 21)
afternoon. Over 20 goanetters exchanged pleasantries, some reminisced about
the past, meeting as they did after a long time, others for the first time
saw what some of the goanet members looked like. Fred Noronha, Cecil Pinto,
Vivian D'Souza (Socorro), Marina and Tony Correia Afonso (Benaulim),
Silviano Barbosa (Toronto), Vincent D'Souza (Mangalore), Ana Maria Goswami,
Heta Pandit, Vivek Menezes (Divar), Mario Fernandes (Divar), Melinda
Coutinho Powell (Davorlim), Desmond Nazareth, Ramnath Pai Raikar (NT),
Carlos D'Silva (UK), Mario Dias Fernandes (Calgary), Margaret Mascarenhas,
Brian Pinto (Sydney), Floriano Lobo (Moira), Christina Pinto (Sydney),
Eugene Correia (Toronto), Daniel D'Souza (Vasco), Joel, Constantino Xavier
(Lisbon), Roland Martins and Miguel Braganza were among those who met for a
chat. A well brought out and interesting novel, "The Sixth Night" written by
Silviano C Barbosa, was released on the occasion at the hands of Margaret
Mascarenhas. Valentino Fernandes' book "How to be an Instant Goan" (with
cartoons by Alexyz) was also released informally by Tony Correia Afonso.
(GoaNOW)

2ND WEEKLY FLIGHT FROM DUBAI TO GOA: The Union Civil Aviation ministry has
okayed a second direct flight in a week from Dubai to Goa and it will become
operational within a week. This was announced on December 20 at a press
conference by the state president of the Nationalist Congress Party, Dr
Wilfred de Souza, who returned from New Delhi, after meeting several Union
ministers including the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful
Patel. (NT)

RIFT BETWEEN CM, BABUSH WIDENS: For the Town and Country Planning Minister
Atanasio alias Babush Monseratte, political life appears poised for a
different turn as the rift between him and the Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar seems to have widened. Monserrate, who celebrated his birthday on
Monday (Dec 20), is seething with anger but is unclear about his next move,
sources close to him said.It is not very clear as to why Monserrate and
Parrikar who had a close-knit relationship, are distancing themselves from
each other. (H)

CONTRACTUAL KILLING: TWO HELD: Mormugao police has taken into custody two
persons in connection with an attempted contractual killing case. According
to reports, one Anthony had contracted a supari killer, a Bihari who was
residing in a rented room at Sada-Vasco, to kill, a man from Panjim, in
connection with a love affair. (H)

WAITER MURDERED IN MARGAO BAR: A twenty-eight year-old waiter - Sahil Khan -
from Hyderabad was strangulated to death in a bar and restaurant near
Rajendra Prasad stadium in Margao, on December 19 at 8 am. (H)

KICKED FROM JAIL TO JAIL: Of all the inmates who have taken up cudgels
against the State prisons' administration few have been as vocal as Richard
Rodrigues, a resident of Ponda, who has been shuffled around prisons across
the State while still under trial. Apalled at his experiences and armed with
valuable inside information, Rodrigues filed a criminal writ petition before
the Bombay High Court at Goa, through his lawyer Advocate Shanti Maria
Fonseca, pleading for respite. (GT)

LLOYD'S FINANCE TO SHUT SHOP IN GOA: Lloyd's Finance, a national-based
investment and finance company, is all set to close their lone office in
Margao. According to a public notice issued recently the company said, "With
a view to minimizing and reducing the expenses of Lloyd's Finance Ltd and
after examining all relevant factors in the interest of all concerned it is
decided that the branch office of the company in Goa will be closed from
December 27, 2004." (H)

CORTALIM SARPANCH: A petition seeking disqualification of Cortalim Sarpanch
Rosalina Miranda and action against panchayat Secretary Pedro Carmo Jacques
for 'misconduct' was filed in the court of the Additional Director of
Panchayats, recently. (H)

HELD 'HOSTAGE' IN KARNATAKA: GT Chief Reporter Paul Fernandes decided to
cross over to Karnataka to look at the mining activity across the border
that could lead to heavy siltation and ecological damage to river Mandovi.
He, however, bumped into a group of irate villagers who literally held him
and his team for close to five hours (on Liberation Day). Reason: He was
traveling with a committed environmentalist who kept watch over felling of
trees and other illegal forest activities. (GT)

ALL GOA MANDO FESTIVAL: Minister for water resources Filipe Neri Rodrigues
appealed to the youth to evince keen interest in culture along with academic
field so as to preserve the right cultural heritage of Goa. Speaking as
chief guest at the All Goa Mando Festival organized by the Lion Club of AVC
at a function held at the Fatima Convent hall Margao recently. Rodrigues
said the government has already initiated steps to assist cultural events
like Mando Festival. (GT)

YET TO 'LIBERATED' FROM DARKNESS: It seems that Cotigao (in Canacona) is a
step-child of the Electricity department as villages like Keri, Nadkem,
Avali, Butpal and Yendrem are still not electrified. Way back in 1982-83, a
defective transformer was installed in the village. It functioned for only
six months. (GT)

LIQUOR RUINS HOMES: Lamgao is a village steeped in history. A green village
now ravaged by mining, it is still peaceful. The ancient caves were a place
for mediation for the Buddhist sages. Pandavas settled here during their
period of 'Aggyadvara'. But in spite of so many blessings on the village,
the place is ravaged by the problem of alcoholism. A number of youth have
taken to the bottle, causing much agony in the village. (GT)

CAROL SINGING: Carols, which were penned centuries ago, have been ringing
even today heralding the start of the Christmas season in the State.
Presently, the choirs are echoing in the streets, city circles and houses
bringing to the common man the message of the birth of Jesus Christ and
Bethlehem. Carol groups have been spreading the X'Mas messages. (GT)

NEW ERA SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE CONGRESS: New Era High School, Margao, has been
selected to represent Goa at the National Children's Science Congress 2004
to be held in Guwahati from 27 to 31 December. (GT)

WHAT CLASS? So can Goa get a world-class transportation system as envisaged
by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh? Can Goa get a bus system that can
rival Mumbai's BEST service and can Goa get a transportation system that
will satisfy everybody - both in the towns and in the villages? (Edit in
Herald)

'PANJIM ABLAZE': Primeslots Events Pvt Ltd, in association with the
Entertainment Society of Goa, with the full support of the Government of
Goa, has organized the mega-event 'Panjim Ablaze from 19 Dec to 5 Jan 2005.
The whole city is lit up, with special illumination of the heritage and
other important buildings, bridges, roads, and gardens within the
Corporation of the City of Panaji. Entertainment programmes will be held in
various places in Panaji on various days. The "Panjim Ablaze" Competition
prizes are sponsored by the State Bank of India in various categories like
lighting up residential houses, shops and other premises. Contact Tel:
9326-128373 or 5642199 or 5641759. (GT)

THESIS PUBLISHED: The University Press of America has published "The
Missionary Function of Israel in Psalms 67, 96 and 117", a doctoral
dissertation by Fr Theodore Mascarenhas, a member of the Society of Pilar.
(H)

AKASH TO LEAD GOA: Akash Makwana will be the sole Goan entry for the grand
finals of the FMSCI's JK Tyre national karting championships to be held on
December 26 in New Delhi. (NT)

S P O R T S

CUNCOLIM IN QUARTERS: Cuncolim Union moved into the quarter-finals of the
16th St Rock's Super Soccer tournament at Calata, Majorda, beating Parish
Youth Nuvem, 2-0. (H)

D E A T H S
20 Dec: Parra-Canca: MARIA ROBERTINA ALMEIDA (Born 13-4-1917); wife of
late Manuel, mother of Alvito/Filomena, Late Rui, late Niceta/Hildebrando,
Late Olencio/Gerina; sister of Alacoque D'Souza; Grandmother of Victor,
Edgar (UK), Bro Ramiro (Calangute Church), Oswald, Jolen, Orville; great
grandmother of Simone (UK). Funeral on 21 December at 4.30 pm.
20 Dec: Vasco-Mangor Hill: ALDA MENDONCA: wife of Alex George, mother of
Kevin/Miriam, Brian (Delhi), Vanessa/Felix (Pune), darling grandmother of
Russel and Nigel, daughter of late Victor/late Mary; sister/sister-in-law of
late Juliet, late Alex/Joyce (Canada), James/Ana (UK), late Leo/Isabel (UK),
late Ezme/Felix (USA), late Edwin/Branca (Mapusa), late Paul. Funeral on 21
Dec at 4 pm.
20 Dec: Panjim: MARIA FERMINA PACHECO: wife of late Francisco Lourenco,
mother of late Orlando, Yvette/Einstein, Lydia/Franklin.
20 Dec: Cuncolim: AQUINA D'COSTA E FERNANDES: wife of late Francisco,
mother of late Laura/Elias, late Anthony/Giloo, Profy/Godfrey, late
Abilio/Jenny, Remy/Menino & Nensilot/Malvina.
18 Dec: Ponda: KAMLAKANT KESHAV SENAI KENKRE: husband of Asha, father of
Beena/Siddharth Amonkar, Anita/Shailesh Muzumdar, Uma/Yatin Shetye.
19 Dec: Miramar: LILY D'SOUZA: wife of late Francis, mother of Dr
Leena/Dr Rajendra, Agnes/Benedict, Lenin/Lidwin, late Stalin/Mona,
Fatima/Octavio, Menino/Leena, Goretti/John, Melvin/Dr Cynthia.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 31.4 degC; Min temp: 18.4 degC; Relative Humidity: 65%
Weather: Clear blue sky and cool weather in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA,
Assagao, Bardez, Goa.
Joel D'Souza
2004-12-21 18:54:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
December 21, 2004.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Uskean jieop mhunnchem gopchup vegim morpachi
manddnni korop." (Worrying is planning silently how to die early.) "domnic
fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

VCD ROW: APOLOGISE, SAYS CONG: The storm over the controversial Video
Compact Disc distributed by the State Education Department has taken a new
twist with the Opposition Congress Party demanding that the documentary be
withdrawn and that it issue an apology in the matter while the Education
Department has claimed that there were no objections about the contents when
it was released and telecast on 18 December 2002. (GT)

DOCUMENTARY NOT COMMUNAL: GOVT: The State government has said that the
documentary was meant to make the younger generation aware of the sacrifices
made during the Liberation struggle and that it was produced "after
consulting duly constituted committees and based on facts." (H)

'ALLOW NON-RESIDENT GOAN CHARTER TOURISTS TO STAY BEYOND 4 WEEKS':
Nationalist Congress Party's Goa unit president, Dr Wilfred de Souza, has
petitioned the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel, to intervene and
modify the rules to allow non-resident Indians of Goan origin taking
"charter flights" to Goa to stay on beyond the four weeks period currently
allowed. (H)

GOANETTERS GATHER IN PANJIM: Goanetters from various parts of the world had
a friendly get-together at Clube Vasco da Gama in Panjim today (December 21)
afternoon. Over 20 goanetters exchanged pleasantries, some reminisced about
the past, meeting as they did after a long time, others for the first time
saw what some of the goanet members looked like. Fred Noronha, Cecil Pinto,
Vivian D'Souza (Socorro), Marina and Tony Correia Afonso (Benaulim),
Silviano Barbosa (Toronto), Vincent D'Souza (Mangalore), Ana Maria Goswami,
Heta Pandit, Vivek Menezes (Divar), Mario Fernandes (Divar), Melinda
Coutinho Powell (Davorlim), Desmond Nazareth, Ramnath Pai Raikar (NT),
Carlos D'Silva (UK), Mario Dias Fernandes (Calgary), Margaret Mascarenhas,
Brian Pinto (Sydney), Floriano Lobo (Moira), Christina Pinto (Sydney),
Eugene Correia (Toronto), Daniel D'Souza (Vasco), Joel, Constantino Xavier
(Lisbon), Roland Martins and Miguel Braganza were among those who met for a
chat. A well brought out and interesting novel, "The Sixth Night" written by
Silviano C Barbosa, was released on the occasion at the hands of Margaret
Mascarenhas. Valentino Fernandes' book "How to be an Instant Goan" (with
cartoons by Alexyz) was also released informally by Tony Correia Afonso.
(GoaNOW)

2ND WEEKLY FLIGHT FROM DUBAI TO GOA: The Union Civil Aviation ministry has
okayed a second direct flight in a week from Dubai to Goa and it will become
operational within a week. This was announced on December 20 at a press
conference by the state president of the Nationalist Congress Party, Dr
Wilfred de Souza, who returned from New Delhi, after meeting several Union
ministers including the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful
Patel. (NT)

RIFT BETWEEN CM, BABUSH WIDENS: For the Town and Country Planning Minister
Atanasio alias Babush Monseratte, political life appears poised for a
different turn as the rift between him and the Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar seems to have widened. Monserrate, who celebrated his birthday on
Monday (Dec 20), is seething with anger but is unclear about his next move,
sources close to him said.It is not very clear as to why Monserrate and
Parrikar who had a close-knit relationship, are distancing themselves from
each other. (H)

CONTRACTUAL KILLING: TWO HELD: Mormugao police has taken into custody two
persons in connection with an attempted contractual killing case. According
to reports, one Anthony had contracted a supari killer, a Bihari who was
residing in a rented room at Sada-Vasco, to kill, a man from Panjim, in
connection with a love affair. (H)

WAITER MURDERED IN MARGAO BAR: A twenty-eight year-old waiter - Sahil Khan -
from Hyderabad was strangulated to death in a bar and restaurant near
Rajendra Prasad stadium in Margao, on December 19 at 8 am. (H)

KICKED FROM JAIL TO JAIL: Of all the inmates who have taken up cudgels
against the State prisons' administration few have been as vocal as Richard
Rodrigues, a resident of Ponda, who has been shuffled around prisons across
the State while still under trial. Apalled at his experiences and armed with
valuable inside information, Rodrigues filed a criminal writ petition before
the Bombay High Court at Goa, through his lawyer Advocate Shanti Maria
Fonseca, pleading for respite. (GT)

LLOYD'S FINANCE TO SHUT SHOP IN GOA: Lloyd's Finance, a national-based
investment and finance company, is all set to close their lone office in
Margao. According to a public notice issued recently the company said, "With
a view to minimizing and reducing the expenses of Lloyd's Finance Ltd and
after examining all relevant factors in the interest of all concerned it is
decided that the branch office of the company in Goa will be closed from
December 27, 2004." (H)

CORTALIM SARPANCH: A petition seeking disqualification of Cortalim Sarpanch
Rosalina Miranda and action against panchayat Secretary Pedro Carmo Jacques
for 'misconduct' was filed in the court of the Additional Director of
Panchayats, recently. (H)

HELD 'HOSTAGE' IN KARNATAKA: GT Chief Reporter Paul Fernandes decided to
cross over to Karnataka to look at the mining activity across the border
that could lead to heavy siltation and ecological damage to river Mandovi.
He, however, bumped into a group of irate villagers who literally held him
and his team for close to five hours (on Liberation Day). Reason: He was
traveling with a committed environmentalist who kept watch over felling of
trees and other illegal forest activities. (GT)

ALL GOA MANDO FESTIVAL: Minister for water resources Filipe Neri Rodrigues
appealed to the youth to evince keen interest in culture along with academic
field so as to preserve the right cultural heritage of Goa. Speaking as
chief guest at the All Goa Mando Festival organized by the Lion Club of AVC
at a function held at the Fatima Convent hall Margao recently. Rodrigues
said the government has already initiated steps to assist cultural events
like Mando Festival. (GT)

YET TO 'LIBERATED' FROM DARKNESS: It seems that Cotigao (in Canacona) is a
step-child of the Electricity department as villages like Keri, Nadkem,
Avali, Butpal and Yendrem are still not electrified. Way back in 1982-83, a
defective transformer was installed in the village. It functioned for only
six months. (GT)

LIQUOR RUINS HOMES: Lamgao is a village steeped in history. A green village
now ravaged by mining, it is still peaceful. The ancient caves were a place
for mediation for the Buddhist sages. Pandavas settled here during their
period of 'Aggyadvara'. But in spite of so many blessings on the village,
the place is ravaged by the problem of alcoholism. A number of youth have
taken to the bottle, causing much agony in the village. (GT)

CAROL SINGING: Carols, which were penned centuries ago, have been ringing
even today heralding the start of the Christmas season in the State.
Presently, the choirs are echoing in the streets, city circles and houses
bringing to the common man the message of the birth of Jesus Christ and
Bethlehem. Carol groups have been spreading the X'Mas messages. (GT)

NEW ERA SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE CONGRESS: New Era High School, Margao, has been
selected to represent Goa at the National Children's Science Congress 2004
to be held in Guwahati from 27 to 31 December. (GT)

WHAT CLASS? So can Goa get a world-class transportation system as envisaged
by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh? Can Goa get a bus system that can
rival Mumbai's BEST service and can Goa get a transportation system that
will satisfy everybody - both in the towns and in the villages? (Edit in
Herald)

'PANJIM ABLAZE': Primeslots Events Pvt Ltd, in association with the
Entertainment Society of Goa, with the full support of the Government of
Goa, has organized the mega-event 'Panjim Ablaze from 19 Dec to 5 Jan 2005.
The whole city is lit up, with special illumination of the heritage and
other important buildings, bridges, roads, and gardens within the
Corporation of the City of Panaji. Entertainment programmes will be held in
various places in Panaji on various days. The "Panjim Ablaze" Competition
prizes are sponsored by the State Bank of India in various categories like
lighting up residential houses, shops and other premises. Contact Tel:
9326-128373 or 5642199 or 5641759. (GT)

THESIS PUBLISHED: The University Press of America has published "The
Missionary Function of Israel in Psalms 67, 96 and 117", a doctoral
dissertation by Fr Theodore Mascarenhas, a member of the Society of Pilar.
(H)

AKASH TO LEAD GOA: Akash Makwana will be the sole Goan entry for the grand
finals of the FMSCI's JK Tyre national karting championships to be held on
December 26 in New Delhi. (NT)

S P O R T S

CUNCOLIM IN QUARTERS: Cuncolim Union moved into the quarter-finals of the
16th St Rock's Super Soccer tournament at Calata, Majorda, beating Parish
Youth Nuvem, 2-0. (H)

D E A T H S
20 Dec: Parra-Canca: MARIA ROBERTINA ALMEIDA (Born 13-4-1917); wife of
late Manuel, mother of Alvito/Filomena, Late Rui, late Niceta/Hildebrando,
Late Olencio/Gerina; sister of Alacoque D'Souza; Grandmother of Victor,
Edgar (UK), Bro Ramiro (Calangute Church), Oswald, Jolen, Orville; great
grandmother of Simone (UK). Funeral on 21 December at 4.30 pm.
20 Dec: Vasco-Mangor Hill: ALDA MENDONCA: wife of Alex George, mother of
Kevin/Miriam, Brian (Delhi), Vanessa/Felix (Pune), darling grandmother of
Russel and Nigel, daughter of late Victor/late Mary; sister/sister-in-law of
late Juliet, late Alex/Joyce (Canada), James/Ana (UK), late Leo/Isabel (UK),
late Ezme/Felix (USA), late Edwin/Branca (Mapusa), late Paul. Funeral on 21
Dec at 4 pm.
20 Dec: Panjim: MARIA FERMINA PACHECO: wife of late Francisco Lourenco,
mother of late Orlando, Yvette/Einstein, Lydia/Franklin.
20 Dec: Cuncolim: AQUINA D'COSTA E FERNANDES: wife of late Francisco,
mother of late Laura/Elias, late Anthony/Giloo, Profy/Godfrey, late
Abilio/Jenny, Remy/Menino & Nensilot/Malvina.
18 Dec: Ponda: KAMLAKANT KESHAV SENAI KENKRE: husband of Asha, father of
Beena/Siddharth Amonkar, Anita/Shailesh Muzumdar, Uma/Yatin Shetye.
19 Dec: Miramar: LILY D'SOUZA: wife of late Francis, mother of Dr
Leena/Dr Rajendra, Agnes/Benedict, Lenin/Lidwin, late Stalin/Mona,
Fatima/Octavio, Menino/Leena, Goretti/John, Melvin/Dr Cynthia.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 31.4 degC; Min temp: 18.4 degC; Relative Humidity: 65%
Weather: Clear blue sky and cool weather in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA,
Assagao, Bardez, Goa.
Joel D'Souza
2004-12-21 18:54:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
December 21, 2004.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Uskean jieop mhunnchem gopchup vegim morpachi
manddnni korop." (Worrying is planning silently how to die early.) "domnic
fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

VCD ROW: APOLOGISE, SAYS CONG: The storm over the controversial Video
Compact Disc distributed by the State Education Department has taken a new
twist with the Opposition Congress Party demanding that the documentary be
withdrawn and that it issue an apology in the matter while the Education
Department has claimed that there were no objections about the contents when
it was released and telecast on 18 December 2002. (GT)

DOCUMENTARY NOT COMMUNAL: GOVT: The State government has said that the
documentary was meant to make the younger generation aware of the sacrifices
made during the Liberation struggle and that it was produced "after
consulting duly constituted committees and based on facts." (H)

'ALLOW NON-RESIDENT GOAN CHARTER TOURISTS TO STAY BEYOND 4 WEEKS':
Nationalist Congress Party's Goa unit president, Dr Wilfred de Souza, has
petitioned the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel, to intervene and
modify the rules to allow non-resident Indians of Goan origin taking
"charter flights" to Goa to stay on beyond the four weeks period currently
allowed. (H)

GOANETTERS GATHER IN PANJIM: Goanetters from various parts of the world had
a friendly get-together at Clube Vasco da Gama in Panjim today (December 21)
afternoon. Over 20 goanetters exchanged pleasantries, some reminisced about
the past, meeting as they did after a long time, others for the first time
saw what some of the goanet members looked like. Fred Noronha, Cecil Pinto,
Vivian D'Souza (Socorro), Marina and Tony Correia Afonso (Benaulim),
Silviano Barbosa (Toronto), Vincent D'Souza (Mangalore), Ana Maria Goswami,
Heta Pandit, Vivek Menezes (Divar), Mario Fernandes (Divar), Melinda
Coutinho Powell (Davorlim), Desmond Nazareth, Ramnath Pai Raikar (NT),
Carlos D'Silva (UK), Mario Dias Fernandes (Calgary), Margaret Mascarenhas,
Brian Pinto (Sydney), Floriano Lobo (Moira), Christina Pinto (Sydney),
Eugene Correia (Toronto), Daniel D'Souza (Vasco), Joel, Constantino Xavier
(Lisbon), Roland Martins and Miguel Braganza were among those who met for a
chat. A well brought out and interesting novel, "The Sixth Night" written by
Silviano C Barbosa, was released on the occasion at the hands of Margaret
Mascarenhas. Valentino Fernandes' book "How to be an Instant Goan" (with
cartoons by Alexyz) was also released informally by Tony Correia Afonso.
(GoaNOW)

2ND WEEKLY FLIGHT FROM DUBAI TO GOA: The Union Civil Aviation ministry has
okayed a second direct flight in a week from Dubai to Goa and it will become
operational within a week. This was announced on December 20 at a press
conference by the state president of the Nationalist Congress Party, Dr
Wilfred de Souza, who returned from New Delhi, after meeting several Union
ministers including the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful
Patel. (NT)

RIFT BETWEEN CM, BABUSH WIDENS: For the Town and Country Planning Minister
Atanasio alias Babush Monseratte, political life appears poised for a
different turn as the rift between him and the Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar seems to have widened. Monserrate, who celebrated his birthday on
Monday (Dec 20), is seething with anger but is unclear about his next move,
sources close to him said.It is not very clear as to why Monserrate and
Parrikar who had a close-knit relationship, are distancing themselves from
each other. (H)

CONTRACTUAL KILLING: TWO HELD: Mormugao police has taken into custody two
persons in connection with an attempted contractual killing case. According
to reports, one Anthony had contracted a supari killer, a Bihari who was
residing in a rented room at Sada-Vasco, to kill, a man from Panjim, in
connection with a love affair. (H)

WAITER MURDERED IN MARGAO BAR: A twenty-eight year-old waiter - Sahil Khan -
from Hyderabad was strangulated to death in a bar and restaurant near
Rajendra Prasad stadium in Margao, on December 19 at 8 am. (H)

KICKED FROM JAIL TO JAIL: Of all the inmates who have taken up cudgels
against the State prisons' administration few have been as vocal as Richard
Rodrigues, a resident of Ponda, who has been shuffled around prisons across
the State while still under trial. Apalled at his experiences and armed with
valuable inside information, Rodrigues filed a criminal writ petition before
the Bombay High Court at Goa, through his lawyer Advocate Shanti Maria
Fonseca, pleading for respite. (GT)

LLOYD'S FINANCE TO SHUT SHOP IN GOA: Lloyd's Finance, a national-based
investment and finance company, is all set to close their lone office in
Margao. According to a public notice issued recently the company said, "With
a view to minimizing and reducing the expenses of Lloyd's Finance Ltd and
after examining all relevant factors in the interest of all concerned it is
decided that the branch office of the company in Goa will be closed from
December 27, 2004." (H)

CORTALIM SARPANCH: A petition seeking disqualification of Cortalim Sarpanch
Rosalina Miranda and action against panchayat Secretary Pedro Carmo Jacques
for 'misconduct' was filed in the court of the Additional Director of
Panchayats, recently. (H)

HELD 'HOSTAGE' IN KARNATAKA: GT Chief Reporter Paul Fernandes decided to
cross over to Karnataka to look at the mining activity across the border
that could lead to heavy siltation and ecological damage to river Mandovi.
He, however, bumped into a group of irate villagers who literally held him
and his team for close to five hours (on Liberation Day). Reason: He was
traveling with a committed environmentalist who kept watch over felling of
trees and other illegal forest activities. (GT)

ALL GOA MANDO FESTIVAL: Minister for water resources Filipe Neri Rodrigues
appealed to the youth to evince keen interest in culture along with academic
field so as to preserve the right cultural heritage of Goa. Speaking as
chief guest at the All Goa Mando Festival organized by the Lion Club of AVC
at a function held at the Fatima Convent hall Margao recently. Rodrigues
said the government has already initiated steps to assist cultural events
like Mando Festival. (GT)

YET TO 'LIBERATED' FROM DARKNESS: It seems that Cotigao (in Canacona) is a
step-child of the Electricity department as villages like Keri, Nadkem,
Avali, Butpal and Yendrem are still not electrified. Way back in 1982-83, a
defective transformer was installed in the village. It functioned for only
six months. (GT)

LIQUOR RUINS HOMES: Lamgao is a village steeped in history. A green village
now ravaged by mining, it is still peaceful. The ancient caves were a place
for mediation for the Buddhist sages. Pandavas settled here during their
period of 'Aggyadvara'. But in spite of so many blessings on the village,
the place is ravaged by the problem of alcoholism. A number of youth have
taken to the bottle, causing much agony in the village. (GT)

CAROL SINGING: Carols, which were penned centuries ago, have been ringing
even today heralding the start of the Christmas season in the State.
Presently, the choirs are echoing in the streets, city circles and houses
bringing to the common man the message of the birth of Jesus Christ and
Bethlehem. Carol groups have been spreading the X'Mas messages. (GT)

NEW ERA SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE CONGRESS: New Era High School, Margao, has been
selected to represent Goa at the National Children's Science Congress 2004
to be held in Guwahati from 27 to 31 December. (GT)

WHAT CLASS? So can Goa get a world-class transportation system as envisaged
by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh? Can Goa get a bus system that can
rival Mumbai's BEST service and can Goa get a transportation system that
will satisfy everybody - both in the towns and in the villages? (Edit in
Herald)

'PANJIM ABLAZE': Primeslots Events Pvt Ltd, in association with the
Entertainment Society of Goa, with the full support of the Government of
Goa, has organized the mega-event 'Panjim Ablaze from 19 Dec to 5 Jan 2005.
The whole city is lit up, with special illumination of the heritage and
other important buildings, bridges, roads, and gardens within the
Corporation of the City of Panaji. Entertainment programmes will be held in
various places in Panaji on various days. The "Panjim Ablaze" Competition
prizes are sponsored by the State Bank of India in various categories like
lighting up residential houses, shops and other premises. Contact Tel:
9326-128373 or 5642199 or 5641759. (GT)

THESIS PUBLISHED: The University Press of America has published "The
Missionary Function of Israel in Psalms 67, 96 and 117", a doctoral
dissertation by Fr Theodore Mascarenhas, a member of the Society of Pilar.
(H)

AKASH TO LEAD GOA: Akash Makwana will be the sole Goan entry for the grand
finals of the FMSCI's JK Tyre national karting championships to be held on
December 26 in New Delhi. (NT)

S P O R T S

CUNCOLIM IN QUARTERS: Cuncolim Union moved into the quarter-finals of the
16th St Rock's Super Soccer tournament at Calata, Majorda, beating Parish
Youth Nuvem, 2-0. (H)

D E A T H S
20 Dec: Parra-Canca: MARIA ROBERTINA ALMEIDA (Born 13-4-1917); wife of
late Manuel, mother of Alvito/Filomena, Late Rui, late Niceta/Hildebrando,
Late Olencio/Gerina; sister of Alacoque D'Souza; Grandmother of Victor,
Edgar (UK), Bro Ramiro (Calangute Church), Oswald, Jolen, Orville; great
grandmother of Simone (UK). Funeral on 21 December at 4.30 pm.
20 Dec: Vasco-Mangor Hill: ALDA MENDONCA: wife of Alex George, mother of
Kevin/Miriam, Brian (Delhi), Vanessa/Felix (Pune), darling grandmother of
Russel and Nigel, daughter of late Victor/late Mary; sister/sister-in-law of
late Juliet, late Alex/Joyce (Canada), James/Ana (UK), late Leo/Isabel (UK),
late Ezme/Felix (USA), late Edwin/Branca (Mapusa), late Paul. Funeral on 21
Dec at 4 pm.
20 Dec: Panjim: MARIA FERMINA PACHECO: wife of late Francisco Lourenco,
mother of late Orlando, Yvette/Einstein, Lydia/Franklin.
20 Dec: Cuncolim: AQUINA D'COSTA E FERNANDES: wife of late Francisco,
mother of late Laura/Elias, late Anthony/Giloo, Profy/Godfrey, late
Abilio/Jenny, Remy/Menino & Nensilot/Malvina.
18 Dec: Ponda: KAMLAKANT KESHAV SENAI KENKRE: husband of Asha, father of
Beena/Siddharth Amonkar, Anita/Shailesh Muzumdar, Uma/Yatin Shetye.
19 Dec: Miramar: LILY D'SOUZA: wife of late Francis, mother of Dr
Leena/Dr Rajendra, Agnes/Benedict, Lenin/Lidwin, late Stalin/Mona,
Fatima/Octavio, Menino/Leena, Goretti/John, Melvin/Dr Cynthia.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 31.4 degC; Min temp: 18.4 degC; Relative Humidity: 65%
Weather: Clear blue sky and cool weather in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA,
Assagao, Bardez, Goa.
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
December 21, 2004.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Uskean jieop mhunnchem gopchup vegim morpachi
manddnni korop." (Worrying is planning silently how to die early.) "domnic
fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

VCD ROW: APOLOGISE, SAYS CONG: The storm over the controversial Video
Compact Disc distributed by the State Education Department has taken a new
twist with the Opposition Congress Party demanding that the documentary be
withdrawn and that it issue an apology in the matter while the Education
Department has claimed that there were no objections about the contents when
it was released and telecast on 18 December 2002. (GT)

DOCUMENTARY NOT COMMUNAL: GOVT: The State government has said that the
documentary was meant to make the younger generation aware of the sacrifices
made during the Liberation struggle and that it was produced "after
consulting duly constituted committees and based on facts." (H)

'ALLOW NON-RESIDENT GOAN CHARTER TOURISTS TO STAY BEYOND 4 WEEKS':
Nationalist Congress Party's Goa unit president, Dr Wilfred de Souza, has
petitioned the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel, to intervene and
modify the rules to allow non-resident Indians of Goan origin taking
"charter flights" to Goa to stay on beyond the four weeks period currently
allowed. (H)

GOANETTERS GATHER IN PANJIM: Goanetters from various parts of the world had
a friendly get-together at Clube Vasco da Gama in Panjim today (December 21)
afternoon. Over 20 goanetters exchanged pleasantries, some reminisced about
the past, meeting as they did after a long time, others for the first time
saw what some of the goanet members looked like. Fred Noronha, Cecil Pinto,
Vivian D'Souza (Socorro), Marina and Tony Correia Afonso (Benaulim),
Silviano Barbosa (Toronto), Vincent D'Souza (Mangalore), Ana Maria Goswami,
Heta Pandit, Vivek Menezes (Divar), Mario Fernandes (Divar), Melinda
Coutinho Powell (Davorlim), Desmond Nazareth, Ramnath Pai Raikar (NT),
Carlos D'Silva (UK), Mario Dias Fernandes (Calgary), Margaret Mascarenhas,
Brian Pinto (Sydney), Floriano Lobo (Moira), Christina Pinto (Sydney),
Eugene Correia (Toronto), Daniel D'Souza (Vasco), Joel, Constantino Xavier
(Lisbon), Roland Martins and Miguel Braganza were among those who met for a
chat. A well brought out and interesting novel, "The Sixth Night" written by
Silviano C Barbosa, was released on the occasion at the hands of Margaret
Mascarenhas. Valentino Fernandes' book "How to be an Instant Goan" (with
cartoons by Alexyz) was also released informally by Tony Correia Afonso.
(GoaNOW)

2ND WEEKLY FLIGHT FROM DUBAI TO GOA: The Union Civil Aviation ministry has
okayed a second direct flight in a week from Dubai to Goa and it will become
operational within a week. This was announced on December 20 at a press
conference by the state president of the Nationalist Congress Party, Dr
Wilfred de Souza, who returned from New Delhi, after meeting several Union
ministers including the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful
Patel. (NT)

RIFT BETWEEN CM, BABUSH WIDENS: For the Town and Country Planning Minister
Atanasio alias Babush Monseratte, political life appears poised for a
different turn as the rift between him and the Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar seems to have widened. Monserrate, who celebrated his birthday on
Monday (Dec 20), is seething with anger but is unclear about his next move,
sources close to him said.It is not very clear as to why Monserrate and
Parrikar who had a close-knit relationship, are distancing themselves from
each other. (H)

CONTRACTUAL KILLING: TWO HELD: Mormugao police has taken into custody two
persons in connection with an attempted contractual killing case. According
to reports, one Anthony had contracted a supari killer, a Bihari who was
residing in a rented room at Sada-Vasco, to kill, a man from Panjim, in
connection with a love affair. (H)

WAITER MURDERED IN MARGAO BAR: A twenty-eight year-old waiter - Sahil Khan -
from Hyderabad was strangulated to death in a bar and restaurant near
Rajendra Prasad stadium in Margao, on December 19 at 8 am. (H)

KICKED FROM JAIL TO JAIL: Of all the inmates who have taken up cudgels
against the State prisons' administration few have been as vocal as Richard
Rodrigues, a resident of Ponda, who has been shuffled around prisons across
the State while still under trial. Apalled at his experiences and armed with
valuable inside information, Rodrigues filed a criminal writ petition before
the Bombay High Court at Goa, through his lawyer Advocate Shanti Maria
Fonseca, pleading for respite. (GT)

LLOYD'S FINANCE TO SHUT SHOP IN GOA: Lloyd's Finance, a national-based
investment and finance company, is all set to close their lone office in
Margao. According to a public notice issued recently the company said, "With
a view to minimizing and reducing the expenses of Lloyd's Finance Ltd and
after examining all relevant factors in the interest of all concerned it is
decided that the branch office of the company in Goa will be closed from
December 27, 2004." (H)

CORTALIM SARPANCH: A petition seeking disqualification of Cortalim Sarpanch
Rosalina Miranda and action against panchayat Secretary Pedro Carmo Jacques
for 'misconduct' was filed in the court of the Additional Director of
Panchayats, recently. (H)

HELD 'HOSTAGE' IN KARNATAKA: GT Chief Reporter Paul Fernandes decided to
cross over to Karnataka to look at the mining activity across the border
that could lead to heavy siltation and ecological damage to river Mandovi.
He, however, bumped into a group of irate villagers who literally held him
and his team for close to five hours (on Liberation Day). Reason: He was
traveling with a committed environmentalist who kept watch over felling of
trees and other illegal forest activities. (GT)

ALL GOA MANDO FESTIVAL: Minister for water resources Filipe Neri Rodrigues
appealed to the youth to evince keen interest in culture along with academic
field so as to preserve the right cultural heritage of Goa. Speaking as
chief guest at the All Goa Mando Festival organized by the Lion Club of AVC
at a function held at the Fatima Convent hall Margao recently. Rodrigues
said the government has already initiated steps to assist cultural events
like Mando Festival. (GT)

YET TO 'LIBERATED' FROM DARKNESS: It seems that Cotigao (in Canacona) is a
step-child of the Electricity department as villages like Keri, Nadkem,
Avali, Butpal and Yendrem are still not electrified. Way back in 1982-83, a
defective transformer was installed in the village. It functioned for only
six months. (GT)

LIQUOR RUINS HOMES: Lamgao is a village steeped in history. A green village
now ravaged by mining, it is still peaceful. The ancient caves were a place
for mediation for the Buddhist sages. Pandavas settled here during their
period of 'Aggyadvara'. But in spite of so many blessings on the village,
the place is ravaged by the problem of alcoholism. A number of youth have
taken to the bottle, causing much agony in the village. (GT)

CAROL SINGING: Carols, which were penned centuries ago, have been ringing
even today heralding the start of the Christmas season in the State.
Presently, the choirs are echoing in the streets, city circles and houses
bringing to the common man the message of the birth of Jesus Christ and
Bethlehem. Carol groups have been spreading the X'Mas messages. (GT)

NEW ERA SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE CONGRESS: New Era High School, Margao, has been
selected to represent Goa at the National Children's Science Congress 2004
to be held in Guwahati from 27 to 31 December. (GT)

WHAT CLASS? So can Goa get a world-class transportation system as envisaged
by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh? Can Goa get a bus system that can
rival Mumbai's BEST service and can Goa get a transportation system that
will satisfy everybody - both in the towns and in the villages? (Edit in
Herald)

'PANJIM ABLAZE': Primeslots Events Pvt Ltd, in association with the
Entertainment Society of Goa, with the full support of the Government of
Goa, has organized the mega-event 'Panjim Ablaze from 19 Dec to 5 Jan 2005.
The whole city is lit up, with special illumination of the heritage and
other important buildings, bridges, roads, and gardens within the
Corporation of the City of Panaji. Entertainment programmes will be held in
various places in Panaji on various days. The "Panjim Ablaze" Competition
prizes are sponsored by the State Bank of India in various categories like
lighting up residential houses, shops and other premises. Contact Tel:
9326-128373 or 5642199 or 5641759. (GT)

THESIS PUBLISHED: The University Press of America has published "The
Missionary Function of Israel in Psalms 67, 96 and 117", a doctoral
dissertation by Fr Theodore Mascarenhas, a member of the Society of Pilar.
(H)

AKASH TO LEAD GOA: Akash Makwana will be the sole Goan entry for the grand
finals of the FMSCI's JK Tyre national karting championships to be held on
December 26 in New Delhi. (NT)

S P O R T S

CUNCOLIM IN QUARTERS: Cuncolim Union moved into the quarter-finals of the
16th St Rock's Super Soccer tournament at Calata, Majorda, beating Parish
Youth Nuvem, 2-0. (H)

D E A T H S
20 Dec: Parra-Canca: MARIA ROBERTINA ALMEIDA (Born 13-4-1917); wife of
late Manuel, mother of Alvito/Filomena, Late Rui, late Niceta/Hildebrando,
Late Olencio/Gerina; sister of Alacoque D'Souza; Grandmother of Victor,
Edgar (UK), Bro Ramiro (Calangute Church), Oswald, Jolen, Orville; great
grandmother of Simone (UK). Funeral on 21 December at 4.30 pm.
20 Dec: Vasco-Mangor Hill: ALDA MENDONCA: wife of Alex George, mother of
Kevin/Miriam, Brian (Delhi), Vanessa/Felix (Pune), darling grandmother of
Russel and Nigel, daughter of late Victor/late Mary; sister/sister-in-law of
late Juliet, late Alex/Joyce (Canada), James/Ana (UK), late Leo/Isabel (UK),
late Ezme/Felix (USA), late Edwin/Branca (Mapusa), late Paul. Funeral on 21
Dec at 4 pm.
20 Dec: Panjim: MARIA FERMINA PACHECO: wife of late Francisco Lourenco,
mother of late Orlando, Yvette/Einstein, Lydia/Franklin.
20 Dec: Cuncolim: AQUINA D'COSTA E FERNANDES: wife of late Francisco,
mother of late Laura/Elias, late Anthony/Giloo, Profy/Godfrey, late
Abilio/Jenny, Remy/Menino & Nensilot/Malvina.
18 Dec: Ponda: KAMLAKANT KESHAV SENAI KENKRE: husband of Asha, father of
Beena/Siddharth Amonkar, Anita/Shailesh Muzumdar, Uma/Yatin Shetye.
19 Dec: Miramar: LILY D'SOUZA: wife of late Francis, mother of Dr
Leena/Dr Rajendra, Agnes/Benedict, Lenin/Lidwin, late Stalin/Mona,
Fatima/Octavio, Menino/Leena, Goretti/John, Melvin/Dr Cynthia.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 31.4 degC; Min temp: 18.4 degC; Relative Humidity: 65%
Weather: Clear blue sky and cool weather in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA,
Assagao, Bardez, Goa.
Joel D'Souza
2004-12-21 18:54:34 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
December 21, 2004.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Uskean jieop mhunnchem gopchup vegim morpachi
manddnni korop." (Worrying is planning silently how to die early.) "domnic
fernandes" <jyodom at hotmail.com>

VCD ROW: APOLOGISE, SAYS CONG: The storm over the controversial Video
Compact Disc distributed by the State Education Department has taken a new
twist with the Opposition Congress Party demanding that the documentary be
withdrawn and that it issue an apology in the matter while the Education
Department has claimed that there were no objections about the contents when
it was released and telecast on 18 December 2002. (GT)

DOCUMENTARY NOT COMMUNAL: GOVT: The State government has said that the
documentary was meant to make the younger generation aware of the sacrifices
made during the Liberation struggle and that it was produced "after
consulting duly constituted committees and based on facts." (H)

'ALLOW NON-RESIDENT GOAN CHARTER TOURISTS TO STAY BEYOND 4 WEEKS':
Nationalist Congress Party's Goa unit president, Dr Wilfred de Souza, has
petitioned the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel, to intervene and
modify the rules to allow non-resident Indians of Goan origin taking
"charter flights" to Goa to stay on beyond the four weeks period currently
allowed. (H)

GOANETTERS GATHER IN PANJIM: Goanetters from various parts of the world had
a friendly get-together at Clube Vasco da Gama in Panjim today (December 21)
afternoon. Over 20 goanetters exchanged pleasantries, some reminisced about
the past, meeting as they did after a long time, others for the first time
saw what some of the goanet members looked like. Fred Noronha, Cecil Pinto,
Vivian D'Souza (Socorro), Marina and Tony Correia Afonso (Benaulim),
Silviano Barbosa (Toronto), Vincent D'Souza (Mangalore), Ana Maria Goswami,
Heta Pandit, Vivek Menezes (Divar), Mario Fernandes (Divar), Melinda
Coutinho Powell (Davorlim), Desmond Nazareth, Ramnath Pai Raikar (NT),
Carlos D'Silva (UK), Mario Dias Fernandes (Calgary), Margaret Mascarenhas,
Brian Pinto (Sydney), Floriano Lobo (Moira), Christina Pinto (Sydney),
Eugene Correia (Toronto), Daniel D'Souza (Vasco), Joel, Constantino Xavier
(Lisbon), Roland Martins and Miguel Braganza were among those who met for a
chat. A well brought out and interesting novel, "The Sixth Night" written by
Silviano C Barbosa, was released on the occasion at the hands of Margaret
Mascarenhas. Valentino Fernandes' book "How to be an Instant Goan" (with
cartoons by Alexyz) was also released informally by Tony Correia Afonso.
(GoaNOW)

2ND WEEKLY FLIGHT FROM DUBAI TO GOA: The Union Civil Aviation ministry has
okayed a second direct flight in a week from Dubai to Goa and it will become
operational within a week. This was announced on December 20 at a press
conference by the state president of the Nationalist Congress Party, Dr
Wilfred de Souza, who returned from New Delhi, after meeting several Union
ministers including the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful
Patel. (NT)

RIFT BETWEEN CM, BABUSH WIDENS: For the Town and Country Planning Minister
Atanasio alias Babush Monseratte, political life appears poised for a
different turn as the rift between him and the Chief Minister Manohar
Parrikar seems to have widened. Monserrate, who celebrated his birthday on
Monday (Dec 20), is seething with anger but is unclear about his next move,
sources close to him said.It is not very clear as to why Monserrate and
Parrikar who had a close-knit relationship, are distancing themselves from
each other. (H)

CONTRACTUAL KILLING: TWO HELD: Mormugao police has taken into custody two
persons in connection with an attempted contractual killing case. According
to reports, one Anthony had contracted a supari killer, a Bihari who was
residing in a rented room at Sada-Vasco, to kill, a man from Panjim, in
connection with a love affair. (H)

WAITER MURDERED IN MARGAO BAR: A twenty-eight year-old waiter - Sahil Khan -
from Hyderabad was strangulated to death in a bar and restaurant near
Rajendra Prasad stadium in Margao, on December 19 at 8 am. (H)

KICKED FROM JAIL TO JAIL: Of all the inmates who have taken up cudgels
against the State prisons' administration few have been as vocal as Richard
Rodrigues, a resident of Ponda, who has been shuffled around prisons across
the State while still under trial. Apalled at his experiences and armed with
valuable inside information, Rodrigues filed a criminal writ petition before
the Bombay High Court at Goa, through his lawyer Advocate Shanti Maria
Fonseca, pleading for respite. (GT)

LLOYD'S FINANCE TO SHUT SHOP IN GOA: Lloyd's Finance, a national-based
investment and finance company, is all set to close their lone office in
Margao. According to a public notice issued recently the company said, "With
a view to minimizing and reducing the expenses of Lloyd's Finance Ltd and
after examining all relevant factors in the interest of all concerned it is
decided that the branch office of the company in Goa will be closed from
December 27, 2004." (H)

CORTALIM SARPANCH: A petition seeking disqualification of Cortalim Sarpanch
Rosalina Miranda and action against panchayat Secretary Pedro Carmo Jacques
for 'misconduct' was filed in the court of the Additional Director of
Panchayats, recently. (H)

HELD 'HOSTAGE' IN KARNATAKA: GT Chief Reporter Paul Fernandes decided to
cross over to Karnataka to look at the mining activity across the border
that could lead to heavy siltation and ecological damage to river Mandovi.
He, however, bumped into a group of irate villagers who literally held him
and his team for close to five hours (on Liberation Day). Reason: He was
traveling with a committed environmentalist who kept watch over felling of
trees and other illegal forest activities. (GT)

ALL GOA MANDO FESTIVAL: Minister for water resources Filipe Neri Rodrigues
appealed to the youth to evince keen interest in culture along with academic
field so as to preserve the right cultural heritage of Goa. Speaking as
chief guest at the All Goa Mando Festival organized by the Lion Club of AVC
at a function held at the Fatima Convent hall Margao recently. Rodrigues
said the government has already initiated steps to assist cultural events
like Mando Festival. (GT)

YET TO 'LIBERATED' FROM DARKNESS: It seems that Cotigao (in Canacona) is a
step-child of the Electricity department as villages like Keri, Nadkem,
Avali, Butpal and Yendrem are still not electrified. Way back in 1982-83, a
defective transformer was installed in the village. It functioned for only
six months. (GT)

LIQUOR RUINS HOMES: Lamgao is a village steeped in history. A green village
now ravaged by mining, it is still peaceful. The ancient caves were a place
for mediation for the Buddhist sages. Pandavas settled here during their
period of 'Aggyadvara'. But in spite of so many blessings on the village,
the place is ravaged by the problem of alcoholism. A number of youth have
taken to the bottle, causing much agony in the village. (GT)

CAROL SINGING: Carols, which were penned centuries ago, have been ringing
even today heralding the start of the Christmas season in the State.
Presently, the choirs are echoing in the streets, city circles and houses
bringing to the common man the message of the birth of Jesus Christ and
Bethlehem. Carol groups have been spreading the X'Mas messages. (GT)

NEW ERA SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE CONGRESS: New Era High School, Margao, has been
selected to represent Goa at the National Children's Science Congress 2004
to be held in Guwahati from 27 to 31 December. (GT)

WHAT CLASS? So can Goa get a world-class transportation system as envisaged
by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh? Can Goa get a bus system that can
rival Mumbai's BEST service and can Goa get a transportation system that
will satisfy everybody - both in the towns and in the villages? (Edit in
Herald)

'PANJIM ABLAZE': Primeslots Events Pvt Ltd, in association with the
Entertainment Society of Goa, with the full support of the Government of
Goa, has organized the mega-event 'Panjim Ablaze from 19 Dec to 5 Jan 2005.
The whole city is lit up, with special illumination of the heritage and
other important buildings, bridges, roads, and gardens within the
Corporation of the City of Panaji. Entertainment programmes will be held in
various places in Panaji on various days. The "Panjim Ablaze" Competition
prizes are sponsored by the State Bank of India in various categories like
lighting up residential houses, shops and other premises. Contact Tel:
9326-128373 or 5642199 or 5641759. (GT)

THESIS PUBLISHED: The University Press of America has published "The
Missionary Function of Israel in Psalms 67, 96 and 117", a doctoral
dissertation by Fr Theodore Mascarenhas, a member of the Society of Pilar.
(H)

AKASH TO LEAD GOA: Akash Makwana will be the sole Goan entry for the grand
finals of the FMSCI's JK Tyre national karting championships to be held on
December 26 in New Delhi. (NT)

S P O R T S

CUNCOLIM IN QUARTERS: Cuncolim Union moved into the quarter-finals of the
16th St Rock's Super Soccer tournament at Calata, Majorda, beating Parish
Youth Nuvem, 2-0. (H)

D E A T H S
20 Dec: Parra-Canca: MARIA ROBERTINA ALMEIDA (Born 13-4-1917); wife of
late Manuel, mother of Alvito/Filomena, Late Rui, late Niceta/Hildebrando,
Late Olencio/Gerina; sister of Alacoque D'Souza; Grandmother of Victor,
Edgar (UK), Bro Ramiro (Calangute Church), Oswald, Jolen, Orville; great
grandmother of Simone (UK). Funeral on 21 December at 4.30 pm.
20 Dec: Vasco-Mangor Hill: ALDA MENDONCA: wife of Alex George, mother of
Kevin/Miriam, Brian (Delhi), Vanessa/Felix (Pune), darling grandmother of
Russel and Nigel, daughter of late Victor/late Mary; sister/sister-in-law of
late Juliet, late Alex/Joyce (Canada), James/Ana (UK), late Leo/Isabel (UK),
late Ezme/Felix (USA), late Edwin/Branca (Mapusa), late Paul. Funeral on 21
Dec at 4 pm.
20 Dec: Panjim: MARIA FERMINA PACHECO: wife of late Francisco Lourenco,
mother of late Orlando, Yvette/Einstein, Lydia/Franklin.
20 Dec: Cuncolim: AQUINA D'COSTA E FERNANDES: wife of late Francisco,
mother of late Laura/Elias, late Anthony/Giloo, Profy/Godfrey, late
Abilio/Jenny, Remy/Menino & Nensilot/Malvina.
18 Dec: Ponda: KAMLAKANT KESHAV SENAI KENKRE: husband of Asha, father of
Beena/Siddharth Amonkar, Anita/Shailesh Muzumdar, Uma/Yatin Shetye.
19 Dec: Miramar: LILY D'SOUZA: wife of late Francis, mother of Dr
Leena/Dr Rajendra, Agnes/Benedict, Lenin/Lidwin, late Stalin/Mona,
Fatima/Octavio, Menino/Leena, Goretti/John, Melvin/Dr Cynthia.

G O A W E A T H E R
Max temp: 31.4 degC; Min temp: 18.4 degC; Relative Humidity: 65%
Weather: Clear blue sky and cool weather in Goa.

Courtesy: GT=Gomantak Times; NT=The Navhind Times; H=Herald;
WE=Weekender.

JOEL D'SOUZA,
Assagao, Bardez, Goa.

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