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Goan Voice UK. Daily Newsletter. Friday, 13 Jan. 2006
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Eddie Fernandes
2006-01-12 23:06:36 UTC
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The Goan Voice UK website is being rebuilt. A new addition is a photograph
of our dedicated newsman, Godfrey Gonsalves. Check it out at
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/


Convicted Paedophile Freddy Peats Gets Catholic Funeral
13 Jan: UCAN. Freddy Peats, aged 81, the first person in India to serve a
life term for paedophilia, was given a Catholic burial nine months after his
death, with the officiating priest saying that judgment about his life was
for God, not men, to make ... Peats, a baptized Catholic according to
government records, was buried Jan. 6 at St. Inez cemetery. Twelve people
known to Peats, eight of them jail officials, attended the 15-minute funeral
rite. Text, 848 words at
http://www.ucanews.com/html/ucan/f_dishpatch.asp?ucalang=English_../news_report/english/2006/01/w2/thu/ID9531Rg.txt

Meter system for taxis in Goa
13 Jan: The Hindu. The Goa Government has decided to introduce meter system
coupled with strict enforcement of fixed tariff cards for taxis.
http://www.hindu.com/2006/01/13/stories/2006011306940300.htm

Why foreigners love to work in India
12 Jan: Rediff.. ... They typically earn about $350 a month and work the
phones for six months to a year before chilling on the beaches of Goa,
trekking in the Himalayas, or visiting the palaces of Rajasthan ... 1266
words. http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2006/jan/12spec1.htm

Death
8 Jan. Hackney, London. VICTOR CRECENCIO ALFONSO (ex-Nairobi). Husband of
Lucy. Father of Raymond. Alex, Brenda, Cedric and Danny. Condolences to
r.alfonso at btinternet.com

Death
10 Jan: Bombay. DR VICTOR ALOYSIUS CASTELLINO (aged 93). Father of Judith
(Kevin Coelho), Augustus (Maria Menezes), Michael (Lalita Lobo) and
Annabelle (Dr. Jerry Braganza). He was a family practitioner in India first
and then in London, England. Elected to City Council in Bombay, President of
the Catholic Association of Bombay and Vice-President of the Catholic Union
of India. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Isabelle. For details/to send
condolences see:
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/NASApp/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=638613


UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de'Sa
Mon.16/1: BBC 4: 9.00pm (90mins) Asylum
Fleeing persecution, an Afghan chemist, an Algerian scientist and a Somali
schoolteacher sought refuge in Britain. For three years, we watch as their
children go to school, English is learned and legal decisions are anxiously
awaited.
Mon. 16/1: Travel Channel: 9.00pm (60mins) Planet Food : South India
Padma Lakshmi takes to the road again, this time to Mumbai, Hyderabad and
Bangalore

========================================

RECENT ITEMS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST ON GOANET. By Cornel DaCosta.

The increased tension following Iran's decision to pursue the nuclear option
as an inalienable right has generated much uncertainty, especially in the
West. Understandably, Goanet generated several posts on this issue. However,
to placate those who see no relevance of Iran to Goa, Goanet has decided to
reject all posts on this and related Middle East issues forthwith. However,
as a serious commentator, and in the interests of large numbers of Goans in
the Gulf region, I have reservations about such a knee-jerk reaction. In
1990, I witnessed, first hand, the traumatisation and abrupt displacement of
Goans following the invasion of Kuwait and the surrounding area. As there is
a distinct possibility of serious conflagration in the Gulf area once more,
our fellow Goans have more (not less) of a need to know about the tension
there, moderated by Goanet, through the Goan media such as the Goan Voice
and Goanet which are widely and enthusiastically read in the Gulf region.

A post re Goa on Goanet said, ..."it has a semblance of a European
ambience and variously touted as the Rome, Venice, Amsterdam etc of the
East....[but] its unplanned growth and related urban and environmental woes
are becoming the stuff of legend." Do our readers agree with this view?

For many GV(UK) readers, nostalgic about East African days, do read an
interesting Goanet piece on the popular Swahili song Malaika.

Seven Steps to a Healthy Anger Release are provided by Kenneth Fernandes.
Readers should find these quite helpful.

On the sports and political front Averthan D'Souza has much to offer from
the Goa scene for readers abroad.

Finally, Miguel Braganza provides a detailed follow-up on the issues
previously raised on Goanet about the theft of artefacts from churches in
Goa.
========================================
Eddie Fernandes
2006-01-12 23:06:36 UTC
Permalink
The Goan Voice UK website is being rebuilt. A new addition is a photograph
of our dedicated newsman, Godfrey Gonsalves. Check it out at
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/


Convicted Paedophile Freddy Peats Gets Catholic Funeral
13 Jan: UCAN. Freddy Peats, aged 81, the first person in India to serve a
life term for paedophilia, was given a Catholic burial nine months after his
death, with the officiating priest saying that judgment about his life was
for God, not men, to make ... Peats, a baptized Catholic according to
government records, was buried Jan. 6 at St. Inez cemetery. Twelve people
known to Peats, eight of them jail officials, attended the 15-minute funeral
rite. Text, 848 words at
http://www.ucanews.com/html/ucan/f_dishpatch.asp?ucalang=English_../news_report/english/2006/01/w2/thu/ID9531Rg.txt

Meter system for taxis in Goa
13 Jan: The Hindu. The Goa Government has decided to introduce meter system
coupled with strict enforcement of fixed tariff cards for taxis.
http://www.hindu.com/2006/01/13/stories/2006011306940300.htm

Why foreigners love to work in India
12 Jan: Rediff.. ... They typically earn about $350 a month and work the
phones for six months to a year before chilling on the beaches of Goa,
trekking in the Himalayas, or visiting the palaces of Rajasthan ... 1266
words. http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2006/jan/12spec1.htm

Death
8 Jan. Hackney, London. VICTOR CRECENCIO ALFONSO (ex-Nairobi). Husband of
Lucy. Father of Raymond. Alex, Brenda, Cedric and Danny. Condolences to
r.alfonso at btinternet.com

Death
10 Jan: Bombay. DR VICTOR ALOYSIUS CASTELLINO (aged 93). Father of Judith
(Kevin Coelho), Augustus (Maria Menezes), Michael (Lalita Lobo) and
Annabelle (Dr. Jerry Braganza). He was a family practitioner in India first
and then in London, England. Elected to City Council in Bombay, President of
the Catholic Association of Bombay and Vice-President of the Catholic Union
of India. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Isabelle. For details/to send
condolences see:
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/NASApp/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=638613


UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de'Sa
Mon.16/1: BBC 4: 9.00pm (90mins) Asylum
Fleeing persecution, an Afghan chemist, an Algerian scientist and a Somali
schoolteacher sought refuge in Britain. For three years, we watch as their
children go to school, English is learned and legal decisions are anxiously
awaited.
Mon. 16/1: Travel Channel: 9.00pm (60mins) Planet Food : South India
Padma Lakshmi takes to the road again, this time to Mumbai, Hyderabad and
Bangalore

========================================

RECENT ITEMS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST ON GOANET. By Cornel DaCosta.

The increased tension following Iran's decision to pursue the nuclear option
as an inalienable right has generated much uncertainty, especially in the
West. Understandably, Goanet generated several posts on this issue. However,
to placate those who see no relevance of Iran to Goa, Goanet has decided to
reject all posts on this and related Middle East issues forthwith. However,
as a serious commentator, and in the interests of large numbers of Goans in
the Gulf region, I have reservations about such a knee-jerk reaction. In
1990, I witnessed, first hand, the traumatisation and abrupt displacement of
Goans following the invasion of Kuwait and the surrounding area. As there is
a distinct possibility of serious conflagration in the Gulf area once more,
our fellow Goans have more (not less) of a need to know about the tension
there, moderated by Goanet, through the Goan media such as the Goan Voice
and Goanet which are widely and enthusiastically read in the Gulf region.

A post re Goa on Goanet said, ..."it has a semblance of a European
ambience and variously touted as the Rome, Venice, Amsterdam etc of the
East....[but] its unplanned growth and related urban and environmental woes
are becoming the stuff of legend." Do our readers agree with this view?

For many GV(UK) readers, nostalgic about East African days, do read an
interesting Goanet piece on the popular Swahili song Malaika.

Seven Steps to a Healthy Anger Release are provided by Kenneth Fernandes.
Readers should find these quite helpful.

On the sports and political front Averthan D'Souza has much to offer from
the Goa scene for readers abroad.

Finally, Miguel Braganza provides a detailed follow-up on the issues
previously raised on Goanet about the theft of artefacts from churches in
Goa.
========================================
Eddie Fernandes
2006-01-12 23:06:36 UTC
Permalink
The Goan Voice UK website is being rebuilt. A new addition is a photograph
of our dedicated newsman, Godfrey Gonsalves. Check it out at
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/


Convicted Paedophile Freddy Peats Gets Catholic Funeral
13 Jan: UCAN. Freddy Peats, aged 81, the first person in India to serve a
life term for paedophilia, was given a Catholic burial nine months after his
death, with the officiating priest saying that judgment about his life was
for God, not men, to make ... Peats, a baptized Catholic according to
government records, was buried Jan. 6 at St. Inez cemetery. Twelve people
known to Peats, eight of them jail officials, attended the 15-minute funeral
rite. Text, 848 words at
http://www.ucanews.com/html/ucan/f_dishpatch.asp?ucalang=English_../news_report/english/2006/01/w2/thu/ID9531Rg.txt

Meter system for taxis in Goa
13 Jan: The Hindu. The Goa Government has decided to introduce meter system
coupled with strict enforcement of fixed tariff cards for taxis.
http://www.hindu.com/2006/01/13/stories/2006011306940300.htm

Why foreigners love to work in India
12 Jan: Rediff.. ... They typically earn about $350 a month and work the
phones for six months to a year before chilling on the beaches of Goa,
trekking in the Himalayas, or visiting the palaces of Rajasthan ... 1266
words. http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2006/jan/12spec1.htm

Death
8 Jan. Hackney, London. VICTOR CRECENCIO ALFONSO (ex-Nairobi). Husband of
Lucy. Father of Raymond. Alex, Brenda, Cedric and Danny. Condolences to
r.alfonso at btinternet.com

Death
10 Jan: Bombay. DR VICTOR ALOYSIUS CASTELLINO (aged 93). Father of Judith
(Kevin Coelho), Augustus (Maria Menezes), Michael (Lalita Lobo) and
Annabelle (Dr. Jerry Braganza). He was a family practitioner in India first
and then in London, England. Elected to City Council in Bombay, President of
the Catholic Association of Bombay and Vice-President of the Catholic Union
of India. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Isabelle. For details/to send
condolences see:
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/NASApp/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=638613


UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de'Sa
Mon.16/1: BBC 4: 9.00pm (90mins) Asylum
Fleeing persecution, an Afghan chemist, an Algerian scientist and a Somali
schoolteacher sought refuge in Britain. For three years, we watch as their
children go to school, English is learned and legal decisions are anxiously
awaited.
Mon. 16/1: Travel Channel: 9.00pm (60mins) Planet Food : South India
Padma Lakshmi takes to the road again, this time to Mumbai, Hyderabad and
Bangalore

========================================

RECENT ITEMS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST ON GOANET. By Cornel DaCosta.

The increased tension following Iran's decision to pursue the nuclear option
as an inalienable right has generated much uncertainty, especially in the
West. Understandably, Goanet generated several posts on this issue. However,
to placate those who see no relevance of Iran to Goa, Goanet has decided to
reject all posts on this and related Middle East issues forthwith. However,
as a serious commentator, and in the interests of large numbers of Goans in
the Gulf region, I have reservations about such a knee-jerk reaction. In
1990, I witnessed, first hand, the traumatisation and abrupt displacement of
Goans following the invasion of Kuwait and the surrounding area. As there is
a distinct possibility of serious conflagration in the Gulf area once more,
our fellow Goans have more (not less) of a need to know about the tension
there, moderated by Goanet, through the Goan media such as the Goan Voice
and Goanet which are widely and enthusiastically read in the Gulf region.

A post re Goa on Goanet said, ..."it has a semblance of a European
ambience and variously touted as the Rome, Venice, Amsterdam etc of the
East....[but] its unplanned growth and related urban and environmental woes
are becoming the stuff of legend." Do our readers agree with this view?

For many GV(UK) readers, nostalgic about East African days, do read an
interesting Goanet piece on the popular Swahili song Malaika.

Seven Steps to a Healthy Anger Release are provided by Kenneth Fernandes.
Readers should find these quite helpful.

On the sports and political front Averthan D'Souza has much to offer from
the Goa scene for readers abroad.

Finally, Miguel Braganza provides a detailed follow-up on the issues
previously raised on Goanet about the theft of artefacts from churches in
Goa.
========================================
Eddie Fernandes
2006-01-12 23:06:36 UTC
Permalink
The Goan Voice UK website is being rebuilt. A new addition is a photograph
of our dedicated newsman, Godfrey Gonsalves. Check it out at
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/


Convicted Paedophile Freddy Peats Gets Catholic Funeral
13 Jan: UCAN. Freddy Peats, aged 81, the first person in India to serve a
life term for paedophilia, was given a Catholic burial nine months after his
death, with the officiating priest saying that judgment about his life was
for God, not men, to make ... Peats, a baptized Catholic according to
government records, was buried Jan. 6 at St. Inez cemetery. Twelve people
known to Peats, eight of them jail officials, attended the 15-minute funeral
rite. Text, 848 words at
http://www.ucanews.com/html/ucan/f_dishpatch.asp?ucalang=English_../news_report/english/2006/01/w2/thu/ID9531Rg.txt

Meter system for taxis in Goa
13 Jan: The Hindu. The Goa Government has decided to introduce meter system
coupled with strict enforcement of fixed tariff cards for taxis.
http://www.hindu.com/2006/01/13/stories/2006011306940300.htm

Why foreigners love to work in India
12 Jan: Rediff.. ... They typically earn about $350 a month and work the
phones for six months to a year before chilling on the beaches of Goa,
trekking in the Himalayas, or visiting the palaces of Rajasthan ... 1266
words. http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2006/jan/12spec1.htm

Death
8 Jan. Hackney, London. VICTOR CRECENCIO ALFONSO (ex-Nairobi). Husband of
Lucy. Father of Raymond. Alex, Brenda, Cedric and Danny. Condolences to
r.alfonso at btinternet.com

Death
10 Jan: Bombay. DR VICTOR ALOYSIUS CASTELLINO (aged 93). Father of Judith
(Kevin Coelho), Augustus (Maria Menezes), Michael (Lalita Lobo) and
Annabelle (Dr. Jerry Braganza). He was a family practitioner in India first
and then in London, England. Elected to City Council in Bombay, President of
the Catholic Association of Bombay and Vice-President of the Catholic Union
of India. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Isabelle. For details/to send
condolences see:
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/NASApp/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=638613


UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de'Sa
Mon.16/1: BBC 4: 9.00pm (90mins) Asylum
Fleeing persecution, an Afghan chemist, an Algerian scientist and a Somali
schoolteacher sought refuge in Britain. For three years, we watch as their
children go to school, English is learned and legal decisions are anxiously
awaited.
Mon. 16/1: Travel Channel: 9.00pm (60mins) Planet Food : South India
Padma Lakshmi takes to the road again, this time to Mumbai, Hyderabad and
Bangalore

========================================

RECENT ITEMS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST ON GOANET. By Cornel DaCosta.

The increased tension following Iran's decision to pursue the nuclear option
as an inalienable right has generated much uncertainty, especially in the
West. Understandably, Goanet generated several posts on this issue. However,
to placate those who see no relevance of Iran to Goa, Goanet has decided to
reject all posts on this and related Middle East issues forthwith. However,
as a serious commentator, and in the interests of large numbers of Goans in
the Gulf region, I have reservations about such a knee-jerk reaction. In
1990, I witnessed, first hand, the traumatisation and abrupt displacement of
Goans following the invasion of Kuwait and the surrounding area. As there is
a distinct possibility of serious conflagration in the Gulf area once more,
our fellow Goans have more (not less) of a need to know about the tension
there, moderated by Goanet, through the Goan media such as the Goan Voice
and Goanet which are widely and enthusiastically read in the Gulf region.

A post re Goa on Goanet said, ..."it has a semblance of a European
ambience and variously touted as the Rome, Venice, Amsterdam etc of the
East....[but] its unplanned growth and related urban and environmental woes
are becoming the stuff of legend." Do our readers agree with this view?

For many GV(UK) readers, nostalgic about East African days, do read an
interesting Goanet piece on the popular Swahili song Malaika.

Seven Steps to a Healthy Anger Release are provided by Kenneth Fernandes.
Readers should find these quite helpful.

On the sports and political front Averthan D'Souza has much to offer from
the Goa scene for readers abroad.

Finally, Miguel Braganza provides a detailed follow-up on the issues
previously raised on Goanet about the theft of artefacts from churches in
Goa.
========================================
Eddie Fernandes
2006-01-12 23:06:36 UTC
Permalink
The Goan Voice UK website is being rebuilt. A new addition is a photograph
of our dedicated newsman, Godfrey Gonsalves. Check it out at
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/


Convicted Paedophile Freddy Peats Gets Catholic Funeral
13 Jan: UCAN. Freddy Peats, aged 81, the first person in India to serve a
life term for paedophilia, was given a Catholic burial nine months after his
death, with the officiating priest saying that judgment about his life was
for God, not men, to make ... Peats, a baptized Catholic according to
government records, was buried Jan. 6 at St. Inez cemetery. Twelve people
known to Peats, eight of them jail officials, attended the 15-minute funeral
rite. Text, 848 words at
http://www.ucanews.com/html/ucan/f_dishpatch.asp?ucalang=English_../news_report/english/2006/01/w2/thu/ID9531Rg.txt

Meter system for taxis in Goa
13 Jan: The Hindu. The Goa Government has decided to introduce meter system
coupled with strict enforcement of fixed tariff cards for taxis.
http://www.hindu.com/2006/01/13/stories/2006011306940300.htm

Why foreigners love to work in India
12 Jan: Rediff.. ... They typically earn about $350 a month and work the
phones for six months to a year before chilling on the beaches of Goa,
trekking in the Himalayas, or visiting the palaces of Rajasthan ... 1266
words. http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2006/jan/12spec1.htm

Death
8 Jan. Hackney, London. VICTOR CRECENCIO ALFONSO (ex-Nairobi). Husband of
Lucy. Father of Raymond. Alex, Brenda, Cedric and Danny. Condolences to
r.alfonso at btinternet.com

Death
10 Jan: Bombay. DR VICTOR ALOYSIUS CASTELLINO (aged 93). Father of Judith
(Kevin Coelho), Augustus (Maria Menezes), Michael (Lalita Lobo) and
Annabelle (Dr. Jerry Braganza). He was a family practitioner in India first
and then in London, England. Elected to City Council in Bombay, President of
the Catholic Association of Bombay and Vice-President of the Catholic Union
of India. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Isabelle. For details/to send
condolences see:
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/NASApp/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=638613


UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de'Sa
Mon.16/1: BBC 4: 9.00pm (90mins) Asylum
Fleeing persecution, an Afghan chemist, an Algerian scientist and a Somali
schoolteacher sought refuge in Britain. For three years, we watch as their
children go to school, English is learned and legal decisions are anxiously
awaited.
Mon. 16/1: Travel Channel: 9.00pm (60mins) Planet Food : South India
Padma Lakshmi takes to the road again, this time to Mumbai, Hyderabad and
Bangalore

========================================

RECENT ITEMS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST ON GOANET. By Cornel DaCosta.

The increased tension following Iran's decision to pursue the nuclear option
as an inalienable right has generated much uncertainty, especially in the
West. Understandably, Goanet generated several posts on this issue. However,
to placate those who see no relevance of Iran to Goa, Goanet has decided to
reject all posts on this and related Middle East issues forthwith. However,
as a serious commentator, and in the interests of large numbers of Goans in
the Gulf region, I have reservations about such a knee-jerk reaction. In
1990, I witnessed, first hand, the traumatisation and abrupt displacement of
Goans following the invasion of Kuwait and the surrounding area. As there is
a distinct possibility of serious conflagration in the Gulf area once more,
our fellow Goans have more (not less) of a need to know about the tension
there, moderated by Goanet, through the Goan media such as the Goan Voice
and Goanet which are widely and enthusiastically read in the Gulf region.

A post re Goa on Goanet said, ..."it has a semblance of a European
ambience and variously touted as the Rome, Venice, Amsterdam etc of the
East....[but] its unplanned growth and related urban and environmental woes
are becoming the stuff of legend." Do our readers agree with this view?

For many GV(UK) readers, nostalgic about East African days, do read an
interesting Goanet piece on the popular Swahili song Malaika.

Seven Steps to a Healthy Anger Release are provided by Kenneth Fernandes.
Readers should find these quite helpful.

On the sports and political front Averthan D'Souza has much to offer from
the Goa scene for readers abroad.

Finally, Miguel Braganza provides a detailed follow-up on the issues
previously raised on Goanet about the theft of artefacts from churches in
Goa.
========================================
Eddie Fernandes
2006-01-12 23:06:36 UTC
Permalink
The Goan Voice UK website is being rebuilt. A new addition is a photograph
of our dedicated newsman, Godfrey Gonsalves. Check it out at
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/


Convicted Paedophile Freddy Peats Gets Catholic Funeral
13 Jan: UCAN. Freddy Peats, aged 81, the first person in India to serve a
life term for paedophilia, was given a Catholic burial nine months after his
death, with the officiating priest saying that judgment about his life was
for God, not men, to make ... Peats, a baptized Catholic according to
government records, was buried Jan. 6 at St. Inez cemetery. Twelve people
known to Peats, eight of them jail officials, attended the 15-minute funeral
rite. Text, 848 words at
http://www.ucanews.com/html/ucan/f_dishpatch.asp?ucalang=English_../news_report/english/2006/01/w2/thu/ID9531Rg.txt

Meter system for taxis in Goa
13 Jan: The Hindu. The Goa Government has decided to introduce meter system
coupled with strict enforcement of fixed tariff cards for taxis.
http://www.hindu.com/2006/01/13/stories/2006011306940300.htm

Why foreigners love to work in India
12 Jan: Rediff.. ... They typically earn about $350 a month and work the
phones for six months to a year before chilling on the beaches of Goa,
trekking in the Himalayas, or visiting the palaces of Rajasthan ... 1266
words. http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2006/jan/12spec1.htm

Death
8 Jan. Hackney, London. VICTOR CRECENCIO ALFONSO (ex-Nairobi). Husband of
Lucy. Father of Raymond. Alex, Brenda, Cedric and Danny. Condolences to
r.alfonso at btinternet.com

Death
10 Jan: Bombay. DR VICTOR ALOYSIUS CASTELLINO (aged 93). Father of Judith
(Kevin Coelho), Augustus (Maria Menezes), Michael (Lalita Lobo) and
Annabelle (Dr. Jerry Braganza). He was a family practitioner in India first
and then in London, England. Elected to City Council in Bombay, President of
the Catholic Association of Bombay and Vice-President of the Catholic Union
of India. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Isabelle. For details/to send
condolences see:
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/NASApp/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=638613


UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de'Sa
Mon.16/1: BBC 4: 9.00pm (90mins) Asylum
Fleeing persecution, an Afghan chemist, an Algerian scientist and a Somali
schoolteacher sought refuge in Britain. For three years, we watch as their
children go to school, English is learned and legal decisions are anxiously
awaited.
Mon. 16/1: Travel Channel: 9.00pm (60mins) Planet Food : South India
Padma Lakshmi takes to the road again, this time to Mumbai, Hyderabad and
Bangalore

========================================

RECENT ITEMS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST ON GOANET. By Cornel DaCosta.

The increased tension following Iran's decision to pursue the nuclear option
as an inalienable right has generated much uncertainty, especially in the
West. Understandably, Goanet generated several posts on this issue. However,
to placate those who see no relevance of Iran to Goa, Goanet has decided to
reject all posts on this and related Middle East issues forthwith. However,
as a serious commentator, and in the interests of large numbers of Goans in
the Gulf region, I have reservations about such a knee-jerk reaction. In
1990, I witnessed, first hand, the traumatisation and abrupt displacement of
Goans following the invasion of Kuwait and the surrounding area. As there is
a distinct possibility of serious conflagration in the Gulf area once more,
our fellow Goans have more (not less) of a need to know about the tension
there, moderated by Goanet, through the Goan media such as the Goan Voice
and Goanet which are widely and enthusiastically read in the Gulf region.

A post re Goa on Goanet said, ..."it has a semblance of a European
ambience and variously touted as the Rome, Venice, Amsterdam etc of the
East....[but] its unplanned growth and related urban and environmental woes
are becoming the stuff of legend." Do our readers agree with this view?

For many GV(UK) readers, nostalgic about East African days, do read an
interesting Goanet piece on the popular Swahili song Malaika.

Seven Steps to a Healthy Anger Release are provided by Kenneth Fernandes.
Readers should find these quite helpful.

On the sports and political front Averthan D'Souza has much to offer from
the Goa scene for readers abroad.

Finally, Miguel Braganza provides a detailed follow-up on the issues
previously raised on Goanet about the theft of artefacts from churches in
Goa.
========================================
Eddie Fernandes
2006-01-12 23:06:36 UTC
Permalink
The Goan Voice UK website is being rebuilt. A new addition is a photograph
of our dedicated newsman, Godfrey Gonsalves. Check it out at
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/


Convicted Paedophile Freddy Peats Gets Catholic Funeral
13 Jan: UCAN. Freddy Peats, aged 81, the first person in India to serve a
life term for paedophilia, was given a Catholic burial nine months after his
death, with the officiating priest saying that judgment about his life was
for God, not men, to make ... Peats, a baptized Catholic according to
government records, was buried Jan. 6 at St. Inez cemetery. Twelve people
known to Peats, eight of them jail officials, attended the 15-minute funeral
rite. Text, 848 words at
http://www.ucanews.com/html/ucan/f_dishpatch.asp?ucalang=English_../news_report/english/2006/01/w2/thu/ID9531Rg.txt

Meter system for taxis in Goa
13 Jan: The Hindu. The Goa Government has decided to introduce meter system
coupled with strict enforcement of fixed tariff cards for taxis.
http://www.hindu.com/2006/01/13/stories/2006011306940300.htm

Why foreigners love to work in India
12 Jan: Rediff.. ... They typically earn about $350 a month and work the
phones for six months to a year before chilling on the beaches of Goa,
trekking in the Himalayas, or visiting the palaces of Rajasthan ... 1266
words. http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2006/jan/12spec1.htm

Death
8 Jan. Hackney, London. VICTOR CRECENCIO ALFONSO (ex-Nairobi). Husband of
Lucy. Father of Raymond. Alex, Brenda, Cedric and Danny. Condolences to
r.alfonso at btinternet.com

Death
10 Jan: Bombay. DR VICTOR ALOYSIUS CASTELLINO (aged 93). Father of Judith
(Kevin Coelho), Augustus (Maria Menezes), Michael (Lalita Lobo) and
Annabelle (Dr. Jerry Braganza). He was a family practitioner in India first
and then in London, England. Elected to City Council in Bombay, President of
the Catholic Association of Bombay and Vice-President of the Catholic Union
of India. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Isabelle. For details/to send
condolences see:
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/NASApp/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=638613


UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de'Sa
Mon.16/1: BBC 4: 9.00pm (90mins) Asylum
Fleeing persecution, an Afghan chemist, an Algerian scientist and a Somali
schoolteacher sought refuge in Britain. For three years, we watch as their
children go to school, English is learned and legal decisions are anxiously
awaited.
Mon. 16/1: Travel Channel: 9.00pm (60mins) Planet Food : South India
Padma Lakshmi takes to the road again, this time to Mumbai, Hyderabad and
Bangalore

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RECENT ITEMS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST ON GOANET. By Cornel DaCosta.

The increased tension following Iran's decision to pursue the nuclear option
as an inalienable right has generated much uncertainty, especially in the
West. Understandably, Goanet generated several posts on this issue. However,
to placate those who see no relevance of Iran to Goa, Goanet has decided to
reject all posts on this and related Middle East issues forthwith. However,
as a serious commentator, and in the interests of large numbers of Goans in
the Gulf region, I have reservations about such a knee-jerk reaction. In
1990, I witnessed, first hand, the traumatisation and abrupt displacement of
Goans following the invasion of Kuwait and the surrounding area. As there is
a distinct possibility of serious conflagration in the Gulf area once more,
our fellow Goans have more (not less) of a need to know about the tension
there, moderated by Goanet, through the Goan media such as the Goan Voice
and Goanet which are widely and enthusiastically read in the Gulf region.

A post re Goa on Goanet said, ..."it has a semblance of a European
ambience and variously touted as the Rome, Venice, Amsterdam etc of the
East....[but] its unplanned growth and related urban and environmental woes
are becoming the stuff of legend." Do our readers agree with this view?

For many GV(UK) readers, nostalgic about East African days, do read an
interesting Goanet piece on the popular Swahili song Malaika.

Seven Steps to a Healthy Anger Release are provided by Kenneth Fernandes.
Readers should find these quite helpful.

On the sports and political front Averthan D'Souza has much to offer from
the Goa scene for readers abroad.

Finally, Miguel Braganza provides a detailed follow-up on the issues
previously raised on Goanet about the theft of artefacts from churches in
Goa.
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