2006-01-19 23:11:45 UTC
8 Jan: London. VICTOR CRENCENCIO ALFONSO (ex-Nairobi). Husband of Lucy.
Father of Raymond, Alex, Brenda, Cedric and Danny.
Funeral on Mon 23 Jan. Funeral Mass at 12.00 noon at Our Lady and Saint
Joseph's Church, 100a Balls Pond Road N1 4AG. followed by burial at St
Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Langthorne Rd, Leytonstone. Condolences to
r.alfonso at btinternet.com
Churchill denies a Goan coup
20 Jan: Daily News & Analysis. Speculation of a possible political coup in
Panaji proved off target, though the man reportedly behind the rebellion,
Churchill Alemao, south Goa's MP, has many reasons to be contemplating one.
Speaking to DNA, Alemao said: "Everybody is trying their best (to topple
chief minister Pratapsing Rane). But, only I am capable, if there is to be a
Keith Vaz: 'Ugly' Miss out On Visas
18 Jan: Leicester Mercury. Ugly people are often refused visas to enter the
UK, a Leicester MP has alleged. Keith Vaz, the Leicester East MP, spoke out
in Home Office Questions about the recent media revelations by Anthony
Pamnani, an ex-administration officer at the Immigration and Nationality
Directorate's Lunar House centre, in Croydon, who also claimed an intricate
"sex for visas" scandal was taking place in the department.
Play with your mind
19 Jan: Toronto Star. Ryan Pinto, 32, father of two, gets one night out a
week. Instead of poker with the boys or a game at the ACC, he does something
truly extreme. He learns. Like thousands of other Torontonians, Pinto is
enrolled in one of the city's growing number of adult education programs ...
Time-crunched young father Pinto is a serious music lover with a CD
collection in the hundreds to prove it ... Pinto now spends one evening a
week learning to DJ. He says it's his first dip back into the education pool
since graduating from university 10 years ago - a dip he took with
Canadian Elections: Liberals Lose Ethnic Support.
19 Jan: Toronto Star. ... A dominant issue is the plight of immigrant
doctors, teachers and other professionals who find their training and
experience aren't recognized by employers here ...
India: Career Survey
19 Jan: NewIndPress.com. To be a computer scientist or a doctor is the dream
of most Indian youngsters ... Regional factors, too, influence career
choice. The study showed that being a chef in Goa was more attractive
because of the strong tourism industry in the region ...
UK: TV Highlights By Mafalda de'Sa
Sat. 21/1: Discovery Travel & Adventure: 4.30am:(30mins) City Cabs. Ethnic
neighbourhoods of Paris
Wed 25/1: BBC 2: 11.20pm (30mins) Desi DNA. The Asian arts & culture show.
Thu 26/1: Channel 4: 10.00pm (65ins) Munich: Mossad's Revenge.
[Lauren-Nicole Fernandes features in Mossad's Revenge playing the role of a
UK: Forthcoming Event: Sat. 25 Feb. 4 pm to 10:30 pm at Archbishop Lanfranc
School, Croydon. Traditional Red & Black evening to celebrate Goan carnival.
Details at http://goanvoice.org.uk/forthcoming.php
Recent Items of Particular Interest on Goanet. By Cornel DaCosta.
Whatever happened to the only state funded shrimp hatchery in Benaulim,
South Goa? Guilherme Almeida provides answers in an informative piece.
A row appears to be taking place over the installation of meters for taxis
in Goa. The drivers seem to feel that they are being unduly penalised. Their
claim is that most businesses flout pricing laws at tourist centres and
that they would be the only ones being regulated.
Because there was a long-standing "mutual aid" treaty between Britain and
Portugal, should Britain have gone to the aid of Portugal when India invaded
Goa in 1962? Read all about this new controversy on Goanet.
Many of us may not have heard of Dr Jack Sequeira and his political
contributions/actions in Goa in past years. Now, here is a chance to find
out about some past illustrious individuals and the efforts being explored
to commemorate them.
The Indian tiger has become more vulnerable than ever before. Poachers break
all the rules intended to protect the tigers as the returns on the skins are
considerable. Now however, India is turning to spy technology to save the
dwindling numbers. This project will be operated by giving each animal an ID
photo-card to help record sightings.
Luis Fernandes was clearly very unhappy with what he found on a two-week
vacation in Goa. He describes many things which were well below his
expectations. He is keen for readers to respond to his strong criticisms of
tourist facilities in Goa.
Finally, do local Goans in Goa shun work when it is readily available,
especially in the service sector, and choose to remain unemployed? Find out
more about this controversy and the lack of workers in Goa in all kinds of
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