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COMMUNITY NEWS

Edna Fernandes: Last Jews of Kerala
10 Aug: Morning Star (UK). Jean Turner reviews the book. During the
reign of King Solomon, merchant Jews made Cochin, Kerala, their home.
A thousand years later, a second wave of Jews arrived. This set up
racial tension between the initial settlers, known as the "Black
Jews", and the new arrivals, the "White Jews". Fernandes records their
family histories, rituals and caste divisions. She follows two such
families to Israel, and examines their subsequent disenchantment. 276
words. Click here.
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index2.php/free/culture/books/jewish_identity_crisis_in_india

Edna Fernandes was born in Nairobi and grew up in London. She is a
former foreign correspondent for the Financial Times, Reuters and Dow
Jones. For the Edna Fernandes website click here.
http://www.ednafernandes.com/

Patricia Rozario: Head to the T?te ? T?te
10 Aug: The Express on Sunday (UK). T?te ? T?te Opera Festival.
Riverside Studios, London W6 ?A semi-operatic diversion was soprano
Patricia Rozario's Mozart-loving taxi driver in Andrew Gant's Don't Go
Down The Elephant After Midnight?Rozario's passengers suffer if they
aren't into Mozart. A fare who asks to be taken to the Coliseum is
thrown out with an operatic blasting when she learns he's seeing the
latest Philip Glass. ? The festival runs until next Sunday. Click
here.
http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/season.pl?f=Tete%20a%20Tete%20presents%20The%20Opera%20Festival
For the GVUK Patricia Rozario profile click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/PatriciaRozario.html

Corryn Rayney: Murder and PR games
10 Aug: The Sunday Times (Aus). ..The senseless death of beautiful,
successful Corryn Rayney a year ago has captured the public's
imagination like few other crimes ...Uniquely it has also provided
legal cover for the media to write about Mr Rayney in the most
sensational terms?842 words. Click here.
http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,24152737-5005374,00.html

Canada: Field hockey team looking for an Olympic upset
10 Aug: Mississauga News. Wayne Fernandes scored the shootout winner
in the Olympic qualifier? Fernandes and Ken Pereira can trace their
roots to Goa?Fernandes comes from a field hockey playing family? Photo
and text, 777 words. Click here.
http://www.mississauga.com/article/17523

Golf: John Fernandes wins Junior Open
11 Aug: Enfield Independent. John Fernandes shot a superb second round
of 69 to win the Enfield Golf Club Junior Open in spite of competing
against players almost two years older than him?181 words+ Photo.
Click here.
http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/sport/localsport/3586220.Fernandes_wins_Junior_Open/
John is the son of Dores and Agnelo Fernandes (ex-Eastleigh, Nairobi)
and brother of Thomas and Isabella. For the GVUK John Fernandes
supplement click here.
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/JohnFernandes.htm
John is in urgent need of sponsorship for a coaching trip to USA.
Contact Agnelo, 0794-1176410 or email agnelodafernandes at hotmail.com

Video: Toronto: Merella Fernandes: Honey For Your Allergies?
12 Aug: City News (Toronto). A new, non-invasive, chemical-free
allergy treatment may already be on your pantry shelves. It's local
honey ..Check Merella Fernandez's experience at a local apiary at the
link below. 1m. 44s. Click here.
http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_25720.aspx
For the GVUK Merella Fernandez supplement click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/MerellaFernandez.html

Overseas Goans and Goan Associations to be networked
13 Aug: Navhind Times. The NRI Commissioner, Mr Eduardo Faleiro has
proposed to link Goans abroad through a network based in Goa?a
proposal to unite all Goan organisations outside Goa under one global
network is also on the cards?a Goa Migration Monitoring Study will
focus mainly on Mumbai. Karachi, East Africa, Portugal, United
Kingdom, Myanmar, Macau, Middle East, USA and Canada. 608 words. Click
here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081358

Global Goans office by 2010: Faleiro
13 Aug: Times of India. The government intends to set up a Global
Goans office in Panaji by December 2009 to unite all Goan
organisations outside Goa, whether elsewhere in India, or abroad to
redress the grievances of non-resident Goans. 220 words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/13&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00403&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

Eugene Correia: Notes from the Goan Convention, Toronto
13 Aug: GoaNet. Eugene Correia, in the fourth and concluding part of
Notes on the Goan Convention 2008, held in Toronto, responds to
queries posed to him about his own role, that of pre-registration,
assistance in securing a visa and divulging of private confidences.
1066 words. Click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078851.html

Karachi: Roland deSouza: You can change yourself
13 Aug: The News - International - Pakistan. Although a member of the
city's dwindling Christian community, Roland deSouza says he opted to
stay in Pakistan while many others migrated?An electrical engineer by
profession, Roland has spent a lifetime advocating human rights,
protection of the environment and creating public awareness regarding
the rule of law?982 words. Click here.
http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=129781

London: Tony Fernandes: Hospital plagued by pests
14 Aug: Islington Gazette. Barts Hospital and the London NHS trust has
had to call out pest control officers on 801 occasions since January
2006 ?Former patient Tony Fernandes who was treated for a leg
infection at Bart's in June, says he was not surprised to hear of the
problems. He said: "This number of infestations is very bad. It is a
sign that there is debris being left behind? Click here.
http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/content/islington/gazette/news/story.aspx?brand=ISLGOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsislg&itemid=WeED13%20Aug%202008%2010%3A44%3A55%3A887

UK: Helen Fernandes: Brain Surgeon's Identity Stolen
14 Aug: Evening Standard (London). Headline: Brain surgeon's identity
stolen for facebook slur on gold medallist. Helen Fernandes. Britain's
leading female brain surgeon told today how she had her identity
stolen on Facebook to attack Britain's new Olympic swimming champion
Rebecca Adlington? Why Ms Fernandes was targeted is a mystery. The
41-year-old mother-of-three, who lives in Barrington, near Cambridge,
is one of only a handful of female neurosurgeons in Britain?515 words.
Click here.
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23532419-details/Brain+surgeon%27s+identity+stolen+for+fake+Facebook+slur+on+Olympic+gold+medallist/article.do
Helen is the daughter of Tennyson Fernandes, (born & brought up in
Zanzibar) and Joy (nee Pearson). Tennyson Fernandes was based at
Mulago Hospital in Kampala from 1963-65 and now lives in the village
of Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

GVUK Donations ?20 and over received
?20: DeSouza, Carmella & Hubert. Fernandes, Bernard. Lobo, Jerome.
Pereira, Eugenia & Ivor. ?25: Nunes, Paul; Rodrigues, Manuel C. ?40:
Dias, Brian. For payment options and the complete list of 2008
Donations click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/2008donations.htm

DEATHS

11 Aug. Reading, Berks, UK. RALPH MASCARENHAS (ex-Entebbe, Uganda;
ex-RAF; keen hockey player). Beloved husband of Maria Alice (n?e
Botelho). Loving father of Reuben (Hull), Rayson/Olivia (London) and
Ravik/Jo (Exeter). Cherished Grandpa of twins Felix and Rafael. A
Funeral Mass, followed by Cremation, will be held in Reading in the
week commencing 18 Aug; details to be announced. Condolences to
ralphalicemascarenhas at gmail.com

11 Aug. Mississauga, Canada. MAXIE RODRIGUES. (Aged 85). Predeceased
by her loving husband Augustine and her first born Anthony. Loving
mother of Mathew (Maureen), Bernard (Georgina), Nelson, and Isabella
(Terry) Barretto. Visitation on Aug. 13. Funeral Mass at St. Francis
Xavier Church, Mississauga, on Thu Aug 14 at 10 a.m. Interment to
follow at Assumption Cemetery. Click here.
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=1382978

11 Aug: Aquem, Margao, Goa. ANTONIO (TONY) FERNANDES. (ex-Tanga,
Tanzania). Husband of Filiciana Cardozo e Fernandes.

10 Aug: Pajifond, Margao, Goa. FR RUI FIGUEIREDO. Son of late
Bemvinda/late Joao. Brother of late Alirio/Sarita (England); late
Plinio/Pilar (Madrid), Ercilia/late Alu (Saligao), Saozinha/Vincent
(Dublin) and Terezinha.

9 Aug. Karachi. LOUIS JOSEPH MARTIS (Minerva Printers). Husband of
Angeline. Father of Steve/Rita Martis; Beverley/Vernon D'Cruz and
Lynette/Fidelis D' Souza. Brother of Fr Anthony Martis, Louisa Pinto
(Canada), Maggie Travas (Canada). For full details from Daily Times of
12 Aug. Click here.
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C08%5C12%5Cstory_12-8-2008_pg12_10

8 Aug. Goa. MARIO JOAQUIM CARVALHO (aged 96; Ex Nairobi East African
Railways). Beloved husband of the late Dolly Carvalho. Father of
Xavier, Marian and Tony. Father-in-law to Maggie and Celcia.
Grandfather to Candice & Dana. Funeral: 18th Aug at 3.30 pm to St
Anthony Church, Siolim.
Condolences can be sent to xaviercarvalho at gmail.com or tonyca1 at aol.com
or mcarv2000 at yahoo.com

6 Aug. Mississauga. CLEOFRIDA D'SOUZA (aged 87). Beloved wife of
Vincent for 62 years. Loving mother of Joyce and her husband Pliny
Noronha and Rayner and her husband Peter Abreu. Proud grandmother of
Conrad, Renata, Marissa, Brennan and Ryan. Click here.
http://www.turnerporter.ca/obits.html

4 Aug: Matol, Verna, Goa. INACIA MARIA DIAS E BRAGANZA. Wife of late
Joao Antonio. Mother of Natalina/Oscar Fernandes (Velsao/UK).

London. ROMAULD PEREIRA. Husband of Anna. Father of Anjali.
Grandfather of Gia. Brother of Paul/Argentina & Vivien. Funeral Mass
at 4.15 pm on 13 Aug. at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Chembur
followed by burial.

HOLIDAY INFORMATION

India is the last choice of expats
7 Aug: Times of India. India is still the least desired place when it
comes to attracting the expatriates for a longer stay, a new survey
conducted by global banking major HSBC reveals. Singapore, the US and
UAE have emerged as the top three most popular destinations based on
four criteria - longevity, earning and saving, luxury and
accommodation?In the overall ranking of 15 economies, Jersey, the UK
and France emerged as the lowest rated expat destinations. 317 words.
Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/India_last_choice_among_expats_to_stay/articleshow/3337805.cms

Goa stares at bleak tourist season
8 Aug: Times of India. Falling tourism arrivals, a cut in the number
of flights and rising fuel costs form the backdrop for the Goa Tourism
Meet 2008, slated for Friday?Diversify, is the new mantra that tourism
will be singing on Friday, at a time when the tourism industry needs a
desperate boost to survive competition. 464 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/Goa_stares_at_bleak_tourist_season/articleshow/3339825.cms

UK: Updated Travel Advisory for Goa
8 Aug. The Times. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Female travellers
to India are advised to respect local dress and customs. You are
advised to take particular care to avoid walking on your own in
isolated areas after incidents of sexual assault in Delhi and Goa.
Click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa-n Have Fun.
8 Aug: Review Goa. It's difficult to know where to start when writing
a review for Goa?The people are like no other in the world, they have
a wicked sense of humour and are so helpful, friendly and welcoming
that it is difficult to come back home. 795 words + comments. Click
here.
http://www.reviewgoa.com/?p=322

Ready, set, Goa
9 Aug: The Advertiser (Australia). From poverty to privilege, historic
forts and temples to offshore casinos, be ready to experience the
gamut of remarkable contrasts in Goa?an insight to life among friendly
Goan people?Sadly, occasional alley spaces are littered with debris,
with walls covered in graffiti?1181 words.

Bad publicity abroad doesn't spell good news
9 Aug: Times of India. The coming tourist season may see not just a
decline in inflow of travellers from the UK, but also Russia and even
Sweden?There is a negative Goa wave developing in foreign countries
due to agitations and opposition to anything foreign?Taxi drivers in
the coastal belts are also concerned?455 words. Click here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Bad_publicity_abroad_doesnt_spell_good_news/articleshow/3344414.cms

St Francis Xavier attracts Indian Catholics
9 Aug: ABC (Spain). Although St Francis Xavier died in China in 1552,
his relics remain in the beautiful Basilica in Old Goa? Until 1950,
the remains could be touched by the public?the last time that the
faithful could see the body was in 2004, it will be necessary to wait
until 2014 to do so again. 575 words, in Spanish. Click here.
http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=FZN7JFWZ24D2

UK warns citizens about Goa
11 Aug: MSN News. ? "In 2007, 40 British nationals died in Goa. Ten of
these deaths were attributed to drug or alcohol abuse," it reads. The
advisory which is timed two months ahead of the formal tourist season
in Goa, has a special mention for it ? Goa attracts around 400,000
foreign tourists, of which more than 50 per cent are UK nationals, who
have even purchased properties in the coastal state. 255 words. Click
here.
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1621550

Tourism, Mopa and Contradictions. By Savio Falleiro
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Recent press reports forecasting a bleak coming
year for tourism is a cause for concern? it becomes quite paradoxical
to hear about plans to develop another airport at Mopa?If having two
airports were a must it would be worthwhile to shift the Navy from
Dabolim to Mopa?the surest way of attracting more tourists, is by
making Goa cleaner regarding garbage, crime and corruption! 475 words.
Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=200808127

Non-residents homing in thick and fast
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. NRIs account for 15-30% of sales in
branded realty developments against 5-15% three years ago. Properties
in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Goa are attracting most of the buyers
?UK-based NRIs usually want a second home in India?603 words. Click
here.
http://www.google.co.uk/news?sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB278GB278&hl=en&ned=&q=Goa+OR+Goan*+OR+Konkan*&ie=UTF-8&scoring=d

'People in Goa have peculiar understanding of customer service'
12 Aug: SKRIN Newswire (Russia). Ural Airlines is going to introduce a
new scheduled flight to Goa, India. 'Our last season made it obvious
that our travelers are ready to go to India despite the long haul and
the peculiar understanding of customer service the indigenous people
appear to have,' says Ural Airlines' Commercial Director Kirill
Skuratov, according to URBC. 172 words.

India deadly for Britons: government report
12 Aug: IANS. Thailand and India are the deadliest destinations for
British visitors, said a government report published Tuesday?Thailand
accounted for 0.3 deaths for every thousand British visitors and India
0.2 deaths? The publication of the report follows the rape and murder
of 15-year-old British holidaymaker Scarlett Keeling in Goa in
February. 340 words. Click here.
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEL20080812175554&Page=L&Title=World&Topic=0
For the full report with statistics click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/newsroom/latest-news/?view=PressR&id=5226192
For the UK Travel Advisory to Goa click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa has to live with tar balls on beaches
13 July: Navhind Times. Looks like tar balls, a annual blot on Goa's
pearly white and much frequented coastline, are here to stay with
experts saying that these tar balls will increase with time. 568
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081359

PRIZE COMPETITION:

Win a holiday for two to Goa
Love Guru: Six day holiday for two adults aged 18 or older to Goa, an
inflatable massage chair, or a Love Guru Kit. Submit a photo or short
video clip of yourself creating an innovative yoga pose? Click here.
http://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/loveguru/

GOA NEWS HEADLINES

Goa has 6,000 IT trained youth jobless
8 Aug: Navhind Times. The president of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, Mr Nitin Kuncolienkar has said that there are around 6,000
unemployed youth in Goa who have completed their IT education/
training at various strata from post-graduation to lower level. 503
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008080831

Book Aldona bridge for Rs 6,000 per day!
8 Aug: Times of India. Forget about open-air venues, the famed Aldona
cable-stayed bridge could be an idyllic location for a private
function at a nominal fee. Believe it or not, one needs to pay only Rs
6,000 per day and Rs 3,000 for half day to use the bridge?502 words.
Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8083&cid=2

Goa Church Cautious About Laws To Protect Old Goa
8 Aug: Indian Catholic. Church people in Goa have taken a cautious
stand on a government proposal to protect Old Goa?The proposal would
ban new construction within two kilometers of the complex and restrict
construction within a wider radius?some "powerful people" have
acquired land that once belonged to the Jesuits within the complex?a
Hindu minister-turned-land developer is "a prime violator" in the
area. 447 words. Click here.
http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=11024

BJP to seek special status for Goa
8 Aug: Zee News. Opposition BJP will move a resolution in the ensuing
session of the Goa Assembly seeking special status for the tourist
state. "There is large-scale migration into the state because of which
the infrastructure has collapsed. We have limited resources within
which we have to manage," Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar said ?
218 words. Click here.
http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=461062&sid=REG

Recipe: Goa's traditional pancakes
9 Aug: Times of India. By Melinda Pereira Kamat. Polles are sweetened
or unsweetened pancakes prepared on the fourth Sunday of the sacred
month of Shravan by the Catholics, Hindus and Muslims in Goa. 888
words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/09&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00401&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

A million mutinies now
10 Aug: Times of India. Goans have sat up from their siesta and found
half their land under the pylons of housing complexes or hotels?"This
shrill rhetoric of Goans versus non-Goans is out to put a jingoistic
slant on the issue," says Oscar Dr Rebello?"We're not saying Goa for
Goans, we're saying Goans first," insists Cota. 919 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Review/A_million_mutinies_now/articleshow/3347087.cms

Goa to be declared a 'safe food town'
10 Aug: Times of India. The Indian Government on Saturday announced
over Rs 76-crore worth of central assistance to boost the food
processing sector in Goa and said the entire state will be declared a
"safe food town"? Rs 50 crore for a mega food park in Goa and Rs 15
crore for the modernisation of the Goa meat complex?403 words. Click
here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/State_to_be_declared_a_safe_food_town/articleshow/3347494.cms

Goa society seeks support to take over int'l film fest
10 Aug: Times of India. The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has
asked the film industry to support them in their plan to take over the
International Film Festival of India?254 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Mumbai/Goa_society_seeks_support_to_take_over_intl_film_fest_/rssarticleshow/3344511.cms

120 evacuated in Salcete
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Heavy rains accompanied by winds created havoc
in South Goa district on Sunday rising the water level of Selaulim
dam. The rainwater flooded out some 120 people from their dwelling
units in Salcete taluka and submerged several low-lying areas of the
district?545 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081112

Flood threatens Goa
11 Aug: PTI. ?Many low lying parts of Goa are already under water with
most of the rivers crossing danger mark. The flood can get worse, if
rains continue for next two days, administration officials
contended?253 words. Clikc here.
http://www.thehindu.com/holnus/004200808111101.htm

Incessant rains lash Goa
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Rising water levels rivers and dams causing
almost flood-like situation forced the people to shift to safer and
higher areas?heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds continued to lash
Goa for fifth day in succession?There were several power supply
interruptions in the Porvorim and Panaji areas ?widespread damage to
property?heavy rains and thunder shower would continue over the next
24 hours? 692 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081113

Landslide breaks Goa-Karnataka link
Click to enlarge
11 Aug: Heavy rains snapped Goa's southern link with neighbouring
Karnataka following a major landslide along Anmod Ghat, a road running
across Molem national wildlife sanctuary?The landslide took place just
next to Dudhsagar waterfall, a tourist spot tucked on the western
ghat?235 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Landslide_breaks_Goa-Karnataka_link/articleshow/3349187.cms
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8167&cid=1


Goa govt in quandary over denotifying SEZs
12 Aug: Economic Times. The Centre, which has not taken any step till
now to denotify the SEZs as demanded by the state, may do so only if
the Goa government is able to persuade the developers to hand back the
land leased to them and to compensate them. An estimated Rs 500 crore
(?60 m) has been invested in the notified SEZs so far. 423 words.
Click here.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Economy/Goa_govt_in_quandary_over_SEZs/articleshow/3353991.cms

Editorial: Power to the People: The Great Goan Illusion
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Arun Sinha, deftly uses the analogy of Mrs Lalu
Yadev' planning a menu for her family of eleven with that of
governance in Goa. He illustrates the inevitable confusion that arises
out of seeking consensus on every issue, and using a bottom-up
approach for State planning. 1145 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081210

Video: A tribute to Mario de Miranda. By Pamela D'Mello
13 Aug: You Tube. Like thousands of others one came upon the art of
Mario Miranda as a five year old in a school text book? 4m.22s. Click
here.
http://www.youtube.com/user/pameladmello
On the same page there is a link to Pamela's other video clip, So
Often, which describes the enigma facing Goa's village development.
For a review, by Frederick Noronha, of Mario Mendonca's new book, click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html

Leave them alone
13 Aug: The Telegraph (India). The media are violating the right to
privacy of children who are victims of sexual abuse. 1314 words. Click
here.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080813/jsp/opinion/story_9686457.jsp

Bus conductor taught lesson for misbehaving
13 Aug: Herald. A bus conductor had a lesson to learn when he was
brought to the Panjim Police Station for misbehaving with a lady
passenger ? the passenger alleged the conductor had caught her hand
and asked her in an unruly manner to go and stand in one corner of the
crowded bus?she works in the police department?286 words. Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8274&cid=26

Weekly Update
7 Aug: Times of India ? Goa edition. Weather: Max = 26.5; Min = 23.0.
Humidity 96% to 98%
Exchange rates ?= 82.19; $ =42.07 ; Euro = 65.07

SCARLETT KEELING MURDER

Order on foreigners' panchanamas flouted
7 Aug: Times of India. Shocked by the manner in which a police officer
carried out the inquest panchanama of the body of a foreign national
in 1997, the Goa police passed an order stating that in such cases the
panchanama had to be only handled a police officer not below the rank
of police inspector. However, till date, the instructions have only
remained on paper and have not been followed? the circular has gained
significance, following the alleged rape and murder of Scarlett
Keeling at Anjuna? Nerlon Albuquerque sent a probationary PSI to
conduct the inquest panchnama of Scarlett's body. 535 words. Click
here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Order_on_foreigners_panchanamas_flouted/articleshow/3335568.cms

Scarlett's mother delays visit to India
7 Aug: PTI. Fiona Mackeown has decided to hold back her visit to India
awaiting the lower court's observation in a petition filed against her
by an NGO. 190 words. Click here.
http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/89AFDB331DBB2BB36525749E002D2E70?OpenDocument

Court to hear petition against Scarlett's mother tomorrow
10 Aug: PTI. The Goa Children's Court will on Monday hear the petition
filed against Fiona Mackeown, mother of British teenager Scarlett, by
a Goa-based NGO represented by Aires Rodrigues. 269 words. Click here.
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/002200808101653.htm

Scarlett Keeling: Court against prosecuting mother
11 Aug: UNI. The Children's Court's refused to direct the police to
investigate the role of Fiona Mackeown in the death of her daughter
British teenager Scarlett Keeling?The complaint, filed by Utt Goenkara
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues was disallowed the on the grounds that
it could only be filed by close relatives, police or a competent
authority? 528 words. Click here.
http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-10074.html

Scarlett Keeling: CBI Lifts Look out Circular against Mannion
12 Aug: PTI. The look out circular (LOC) issued against British
National, Michael Mannion, a prime witness in Scarlett death case, has
been lifted?Sources confirmed that Mannion has deposed before the
central investigating agency for four times? 290 words. Click here.
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=49783&n_tit=Panaji%3A+CBI+Lifts+Look+out+Circular+against+Mannion

Scarlett's mother will meet filmmaker
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. Fiona MacKeown has agreed to meet the
filmmakers of Rave Party, a movie based on her daughter's horrific
rape and killing in Goa. The film is also supposed to dissect the drug
scene in the state. Director Prabhakar Shukla says it is great news
for the film. 268 words. Click here.
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1182993
For the Film website, click here.
http://www.pixelproductionsltd.com/#/raveparty/4529081962


IN THE NEWS:

DJ Pearl: Defected Get Diverted
1 Aug: Metro (London)?Defected welcomes DJ Pearl, a member of the
Submerge collective with festivals such as Goa's 15,000 capacity
Sunrise. Pearl will be showcasing her funky, progressive house at
Ibiza's Pacha after London? Click here.
http://www.metro.co.uk/metrolife/article.html?in_article_id=241670&in_page_id=265&in_a_source=
Quote from the DJ Pearl website: Having grown up surrounded by music
and around vinyl collecting parents who themselves were a part of the
Goa music scene back in the 70's, it isn't hard to see why music had
such a major influence on her. Click here.
http://www.djpearl.com/about.htm
For the video, DJ Pearl & Last Vegas - Sexy Girl. 2m.36s. Click here.


Film Review: Hotel Very Welcome
4 Aug: Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles Film Festival. "Hotel Very
Welcome" presents an unflattering series of ugly tourist poster
children bumbling around Asia?Befuddled Irish backpacker travels from
the deserts of Rajasthan to the beaches of Goa in search of India's
best marijuana. In rare moments of drug-induced lucidity, he
acknowledges that he's on the run from the prospect of imminent
parenthood, occasioned by an ill-advised one night stand? For the film
website with trailer etc. Click here.
http://www.hotelverywelcome.com/

Text + Video. Anjum Anand: Indian gastronomy gets innovative
7 Aug: CNBC TV18. Anjum Anand has got her own TV show; she has got two
books to her credit and third is in the offing. She said, "Now we are
going regional?there are different flavours from regions like Goa,
Punjab, Kashmir and Kerala?it is fantastic because every region is
different?For me, it is an education." Click here.
http://www.moneycontrol.com/mccode/news/article/news_article.php?autono=350276

Indians better at English than Britons, say teachers
8 Aug: Times of India. Many undergraduates in British universities
have such low competence with spelling, punctuation and grammar that
despairing lecturers often spend time teaching the basics of English
to the English. Lecturers say that international students from India
and other former colonies often have higher standards of basic English
than their British colleagues? 303 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Indians_better_at_English_than_Britons_say_teachers/articleshow/3339388.cms

Conservatives protest desi version of Bible
9 Aug: Times of India. India's first home-grown Bible, meant to help
Catholics understand their faith in the context of Indian culture and
tradition has run aground with complaints from within its own fold? It
suggests creation is a story, Eden is a mythical garden, Adam and
Eve's sin was probably a sexual one and so on?854 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mumbai/Conservatives_protest_desi_version_of_Bible_/articleshow/3344526.cms

South Africa: Top chefs to cook at Goan food fest
10 Aug: The Times (South Africa). The exotic flavours of India and
Portugal will mingle at the Goan Food Festival in Durban from August
23 to 30? Bhuvnesh Kumar Verma and Vasco Alvares from the Taj group in
Goa will prepare fare characteristic of Goa in the Beverly Hill
Hotel's Sugar Club restaurant?185 words. Click here.
http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/News/Article.aspx?id=818505

Why judge by skin colour? By Anushka Asthana
10 Aug: The Observer (UK). We all know it's wrong to judge by skin
colour ... so why do we do it? ? for millions of people, skin colour
is still a contentious issue? it matters greatly in India where
wedding adverts include a request for 'complexion', with 'fair'
counting as good and 'very fair' as excellent? 1058 words. Click here.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/aug/10/beauty.race

Philip Lobo: PhD from a laundromat in London.
12 Aug: The Age (Australia). A notorious trades college for
international students may be forced to shut ? it is alleged college
heads sold qualifications for between $10,000 and $30,000 to
visa-seeking international students who did not attend classes?The
college directors are Philip Lobo, 60, of Dubai, where the college has
a campus? In 2002 Mr Lobo was expelled after listing tertiary
qualifications he did not have. He had claimed to have a PhD from a
university whose postal address corresponded with a laundromat in
London. 511 words. Click here.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/rogue-college-faces-melbourne-audit-20080811-3tms.html?skin=text-only

Tesco enters Indian retail business
13 Aug: Times of India. After wooing many Indian realty majors and
retailers, UK's largest retailer Tesco has decided to go solo by
developing a cash-and-carry business with an investment of ? 60
million in the first two years. It has simultaneously zeroed in on a
tie-up with Trent, the Tata group retail arm, to develop the latter's
discount hypermarket format. 474 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Business/India_Business/Tesco_enters_Indian_retail_with_Tata_Trent/articleshow/3358487.cms

GOANET HIGHLIGHTS BY CORNEL DACOSTA

On the theme of 'Environmental degradation of Goa' [1] Prasad Vaman
Raicar presents a short article about environmental concerns in
today's Goa. He praises the Goans for their greater environmental
awareness compared to those in many other Indian states. However, he
cautions us that, the environment is now placed on the backburner
while the the focus has moved to construction activities.

A pertinent question and theme for an article by Sujay Gupta is titled
'NGOs: Where do you get your money from?' [2] This article first
appeared on 8/8/08 in the Herald, Goa, newspaper. Many sharp questions
are raised and a trenchant demand by Gupta is made for transparency on
the source of NGO finances and expenditures in Indian states.

The perennial question of Goans and their crab mentality [3] is
currently very much in the picture on Goanet. Ordinarily, I may not
have re-visited this theme, but several recent posts have generated
new thoughts about this topic. One not to be missed is by Freddy
Agnelo Fernandes from Dubai. It has a 'scientific observational twist'
to it even though Freddy claims no particular expertise in science.

Veteran journalist Frederick Noronha provides an excellent review of
two books under the caption 'A tale of two cartoonists' [4]. This
draws our attention to the careers of Goan cartoonists Mario de
Miranda, and Alex Raphael Fernandes under the pen-name of Alexyz.
Their careers are fascinating in their own right-- starting from their
former base in "Bombay rather than Mumbai" but much information is
provided to us to hopefully add these volumes to our home bookshelves.

With no pun intended, a vet of vet Kevin Saldanha's article titled
'Community initiatives supported by veterinarians' [5] surprised me
somewhat when I learned about how many Goans have worked in this
highly competitive professional field. Kevin's online forum for Goan
veterinarians worldwide has a membership of approximately 45
currently. Of these, about a dozen reside in the Toronto area. I would
be curious to discover how many Goan vets there are in Greater London.

Finally, I reiterate that, Goanet is often the source of very unusual
articles and U.P. Kamath's article 'History: Those un-earthly paddy
fields of Goa' [6] explores the "unusual" construction of Goa's paddy
fields over the centuries. So interested has Namath been about these
Goa features that he has examined them using Google Earth to
understand their unusual formations. He wants to know much more about
them and any Goan Voice (UK) readers who can throw light on these
paddy fields is welcomed to respond to Kamat.

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[1] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078821.html
[2] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078794.html
[3] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078822.html
[4] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html
[5] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078803.html
[6]
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078814.html


UK TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes

COOKERY: Market Kitchen Diaries. UKTV Food
Saturday 16th Aug. 13:30 to 14:30. Recipes include Goan chicken with poha rice?

TRAVEL: India with Michael Palin. UKTV Documentary
Saturday 16th Aug. 22:00 to 23:00. Michael Palin travels to Amritsar and Shimla

TRAVEL: Earthwalkers. Travel Channel
Saturday 16th Aug. 23:00 to 23:30. Jinja, Uganda is a place that's
home not only to the source of the River Nile but also the world's
greatest sequence of class five rapids

TRAVEL: Julian and Camilla's World Odyssey. Travel Channel
Sunday 17th Aug. 21:00 to 22:00. Mumbai.

ARTS: Afternoon Play.BBC Radio Four
Monday 18th Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. It is 2025, Bhavna is an astronaut
and soon to be the first Indian woman to fly to Mars.

DOCUMENTARY: Barry Vera - Feast India: Discovery Travel and Living
Monday 18th to Sun. 25 Aug. 18:30 to 19:00. Barry Vera has a daily
slot for the week, presenting Indian food from different regions

ARTS: Afternoon Play. BBC Radio Four
Thursday 21st Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. Sex for Volunteers. Romantic comedy
by Laura Marney and David Ramos Fernandes. When Suzy's husband takes a
job abroad (Saudi), her sister encourages her to join a team of
first-aiders.

FORTHCOMING

See http://www.lanfranc.com/lanfranc_location_2000.pdf for help in
locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun. 17 Aug. 3 pm. Croydon. Konkani Dramatic Association UK presents
John D'Silva's 25th Silver Jubilee production tiatr, "NATTOK" Charlie
Chaplin from Goa coming to London with his best performance artistes.
Plus artistes from UK. Archbishop Lanfranc High School, Mitcham Rd.
Croydon. Ticket: ?12.00 or ?10.00 in advance. Contact Judy Pacheco
02087632606// 07949403741. For the flyer click here.

Sun.17 Aug. G.O.A. Family Fun at HSBC Sports Club, Beckenham, Kent.
Contact: Richard Fernandes - 020 8300 5347, Vince Fernandes - 020 8764
8780

Sun. 17 Aug: G.O.A. Junior Football Tournament - Cancelled

Sun. 17 Aug. G.O.A. Men's Football Tournament at HSBC Sports Club,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Darren Fernandes - 07956 117703

Mon. 25 Aug. G.O.A. Sports Day at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham
Road, Croydon. Contact: Peter Rodrigues 020 - 8399 4883. For stall
applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457

Sun. 31 Aug. SE Goans Summer Festival at Hurstmere School, Hurst Rd,
Sidcup, DA15 9AW. Starts at 1pm. Music, food stalls, side stalls,
entertainment. If you require a stall at ?30 contact Chris Pinto
01322400732 or Dominic 07854490617

Sun. 31 Aug. World Goa Day at the Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX.
Open-air mass at 12.30pm followed by a picnic in the extensive
grounds. Please arrive by 12.00pm for a prompt start. Contact Fiona
Lobo on 020 8656 3317 fiona.lobo at blueyonder.co.uk for further details
or Rose Fernandes on 020 8409 8388 rosefernandes at milnet.uk.net for car
sharing arrangements (both drivers and passengers).

Sun. 7 Sep: Ex-Aden and Friends Get Together. Archbishop Lanfranc
School Mitcham Road, Croydon. 1pm to 7pm. Tickets, includes meal:
Adults ?10; children (age 3-10) ?5. Bring Your Own Drinks. Music by
Yemeni. For tickets and info: Tony 0208 281 0460. Frank 0208 653 8642.
Sarto 0208 670 3059. Thomas 0208 768 0565. Bosco 0208 684 9154. Chris
0208 679 8703. Gloria 0208 656 3994. Dress Smart Casual ? no jeans or
trainers). Donations of prizes gratefully received.

Sun. 7 Sep. G.O.A. Volleyball Tournament at HSBC Club, Lennard Road,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Richard Fernandes 020 8300 5347

10 -15 Sep. On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of
Our Lady of Lourdes the Goan Chaplaincy has organised a Pilgrimage to
Lourdes/Nevers for 5 days by Luxury Coach - 3 star Hotel - 3 mins from
Grotto. (Full Board at Hotel) All Masses at Lourdes/ Bartres/ Nevers;
Walking Tour of St. Bernadette. ? 250. Please Contact:- Cilla Hermann
On 020 8684 7671 for further details. Book early to avoid
disappointment.

Sat. 27 Sep. SE Goans Belgium day trip. Shopping, seaside, site
seeing. Contact Sharon Pinto 01322400732

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Edna Fernandes: Last Jews of Kerala
10 Aug: Morning Star (UK). Jean Turner reviews the book. During the
reign of King Solomon, merchant Jews made Cochin, Kerala, their home.
A thousand years later, a second wave of Jews arrived. This set up
racial tension between the initial settlers, known as the "Black
Jews", and the new arrivals, the "White Jews". Fernandes records their
family histories, rituals and caste divisions. She follows two such
families to Israel, and examines their subsequent disenchantment. 276
words. Click here.
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index2.php/free/culture/books/jewish_identity_crisis_in_india

Edna Fernandes was born in Nairobi and grew up in London. She is a
former foreign correspondent for the Financial Times, Reuters and Dow
Jones. For the Edna Fernandes website click here.
http://www.ednafernandes.com/

Patricia Rozario: Head to the T?te ? T?te
10 Aug: The Express on Sunday (UK). T?te ? T?te Opera Festival.
Riverside Studios, London W6 ?A semi-operatic diversion was soprano
Patricia Rozario's Mozart-loving taxi driver in Andrew Gant's Don't Go
Down The Elephant After Midnight?Rozario's passengers suffer if they
aren't into Mozart. A fare who asks to be taken to the Coliseum is
thrown out with an operatic blasting when she learns he's seeing the
latest Philip Glass. ? The festival runs until next Sunday. Click
here.
http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/season.pl?f=Tete%20a%20Tete%20presents%20The%20Opera%20Festival
For the GVUK Patricia Rozario profile click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/PatriciaRozario.html

Corryn Rayney: Murder and PR games
10 Aug: The Sunday Times (Aus). ..The senseless death of beautiful,
successful Corryn Rayney a year ago has captured the public's
imagination like few other crimes ...Uniquely it has also provided
legal cover for the media to write about Mr Rayney in the most
sensational terms?842 words. Click here.
http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,24152737-5005374,00.html

Canada: Field hockey team looking for an Olympic upset
10 Aug: Mississauga News. Wayne Fernandes scored the shootout winner
in the Olympic qualifier? Fernandes and Ken Pereira can trace their
roots to Goa?Fernandes comes from a field hockey playing family? Photo
and text, 777 words. Click here.
http://www.mississauga.com/article/17523

Golf: John Fernandes wins Junior Open
11 Aug: Enfield Independent. John Fernandes shot a superb second round
of 69 to win the Enfield Golf Club Junior Open in spite of competing
against players almost two years older than him?181 words+ Photo.
Click here.
http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/sport/localsport/3586220.Fernandes_wins_Junior_Open/
John is the son of Dores and Agnelo Fernandes (ex-Eastleigh, Nairobi)
and brother of Thomas and Isabella. For the GVUK John Fernandes
supplement click here.
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/JohnFernandes.htm
John is in urgent need of sponsorship for a coaching trip to USA.
Contact Agnelo, 0794-1176410 or email agnelodafernandes at hotmail.com

Video: Toronto: Merella Fernandes: Honey For Your Allergies?
12 Aug: City News (Toronto). A new, non-invasive, chemical-free
allergy treatment may already be on your pantry shelves. It's local
honey ..Check Merella Fernandez's experience at a local apiary at the
link below. 1m. 44s. Click here.
http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_25720.aspx
For the GVUK Merella Fernandez supplement click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/MerellaFernandez.html

Overseas Goans and Goan Associations to be networked
13 Aug: Navhind Times. The NRI Commissioner, Mr Eduardo Faleiro has
proposed to link Goans abroad through a network based in Goa?a
proposal to unite all Goan organisations outside Goa under one global
network is also on the cards?a Goa Migration Monitoring Study will
focus mainly on Mumbai. Karachi, East Africa, Portugal, United
Kingdom, Myanmar, Macau, Middle East, USA and Canada. 608 words. Click
here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081358

Global Goans office by 2010: Faleiro
13 Aug: Times of India. The government intends to set up a Global
Goans office in Panaji by December 2009 to unite all Goan
organisations outside Goa, whether elsewhere in India, or abroad to
redress the grievances of non-resident Goans. 220 words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/13&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00403&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

Eugene Correia: Notes from the Goan Convention, Toronto
13 Aug: GoaNet. Eugene Correia, in the fourth and concluding part of
Notes on the Goan Convention 2008, held in Toronto, responds to
queries posed to him about his own role, that of pre-registration,
assistance in securing a visa and divulging of private confidences.
1066 words. Click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078851.html

Karachi: Roland deSouza: You can change yourself
13 Aug: The News - International - Pakistan. Although a member of the
city's dwindling Christian community, Roland deSouza says he opted to
stay in Pakistan while many others migrated?An electrical engineer by
profession, Roland has spent a lifetime advocating human rights,
protection of the environment and creating public awareness regarding
the rule of law?982 words. Click here.
http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=129781

London: Tony Fernandes: Hospital plagued by pests
14 Aug: Islington Gazette. Barts Hospital and the London NHS trust has
had to call out pest control officers on 801 occasions since January
2006 ?Former patient Tony Fernandes who was treated for a leg
infection at Bart's in June, says he was not surprised to hear of the
problems. He said: "This number of infestations is very bad. It is a
sign that there is debris being left behind? Click here.
http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/content/islington/gazette/news/story.aspx?brand=ISLGOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsislg&itemid=WeED13%20Aug%202008%2010%3A44%3A55%3A887

UK: Helen Fernandes: Brain Surgeon's Identity Stolen
14 Aug: Evening Standard (London). Headline: Brain surgeon's identity
stolen for facebook slur on gold medallist. Helen Fernandes. Britain's
leading female brain surgeon told today how she had her identity
stolen on Facebook to attack Britain's new Olympic swimming champion
Rebecca Adlington? Why Ms Fernandes was targeted is a mystery. The
41-year-old mother-of-three, who lives in Barrington, near Cambridge,
is one of only a handful of female neurosurgeons in Britain?515 words.
Click here.
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23532419-details/Brain+surgeon%27s+identity+stolen+for+fake+Facebook+slur+on+Olympic+gold+medallist/article.do
Helen is the daughter of Tennyson Fernandes, (born & brought up in
Zanzibar) and Joy (nee Pearson). Tennyson Fernandes was based at
Mulago Hospital in Kampala from 1963-65 and now lives in the village
of Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

GVUK Donations ?20 and over received
?20: DeSouza, Carmella & Hubert. Fernandes, Bernard. Lobo, Jerome.
Pereira, Eugenia & Ivor. ?25: Nunes, Paul; Rodrigues, Manuel C. ?40:
Dias, Brian. For payment options and the complete list of 2008
Donations click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/2008donations.htm

DEATHS

11 Aug. Reading, Berks, UK. RALPH MASCARENHAS (ex-Entebbe, Uganda;
ex-RAF; keen hockey player). Beloved husband of Maria Alice (n?e
Botelho). Loving father of Reuben (Hull), Rayson/Olivia (London) and
Ravik/Jo (Exeter). Cherished Grandpa of twins Felix and Rafael. A
Funeral Mass, followed by Cremation, will be held in Reading in the
week commencing 18 Aug; details to be announced. Condolences to
ralphalicemascarenhas at gmail.com

11 Aug. Mississauga, Canada. MAXIE RODRIGUES. (Aged 85). Predeceased
by her loving husband Augustine and her first born Anthony. Loving
mother of Mathew (Maureen), Bernard (Georgina), Nelson, and Isabella
(Terry) Barretto. Visitation on Aug. 13. Funeral Mass at St. Francis
Xavier Church, Mississauga, on Thu Aug 14 at 10 a.m. Interment to
follow at Assumption Cemetery. Click here.
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=1382978

11 Aug: Aquem, Margao, Goa. ANTONIO (TONY) FERNANDES. (ex-Tanga,
Tanzania). Husband of Filiciana Cardozo e Fernandes.

10 Aug: Pajifond, Margao, Goa. FR RUI FIGUEIREDO. Son of late
Bemvinda/late Joao. Brother of late Alirio/Sarita (England); late
Plinio/Pilar (Madrid), Ercilia/late Alu (Saligao), Saozinha/Vincent
(Dublin) and Terezinha.

9 Aug. Karachi. LOUIS JOSEPH MARTIS (Minerva Printers). Husband of
Angeline. Father of Steve/Rita Martis; Beverley/Vernon D'Cruz and
Lynette/Fidelis D' Souza. Brother of Fr Anthony Martis, Louisa Pinto
(Canada), Maggie Travas (Canada). For full details from Daily Times of
12 Aug. Click here.
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C08%5C12%5Cstory_12-8-2008_pg12_10

8 Aug. Goa. MARIO JOAQUIM CARVALHO (aged 96; Ex Nairobi East African
Railways). Beloved husband of the late Dolly Carvalho. Father of
Xavier, Marian and Tony. Father-in-law to Maggie and Celcia.
Grandfather to Candice & Dana. Funeral: 18th Aug at 3.30 pm to St
Anthony Church, Siolim.
Condolences can be sent to xaviercarvalho at gmail.com or tonyca1 at aol.com
or mcarv2000 at yahoo.com

6 Aug. Mississauga. CLEOFRIDA D'SOUZA (aged 87). Beloved wife of
Vincent for 62 years. Loving mother of Joyce and her husband Pliny
Noronha and Rayner and her husband Peter Abreu. Proud grandmother of
Conrad, Renata, Marissa, Brennan and Ryan. Click here.
http://www.turnerporter.ca/obits.html

4 Aug: Matol, Verna, Goa. INACIA MARIA DIAS E BRAGANZA. Wife of late
Joao Antonio. Mother of Natalina/Oscar Fernandes (Velsao/UK).

London. ROMAULD PEREIRA. Husband of Anna. Father of Anjali.
Grandfather of Gia. Brother of Paul/Argentina & Vivien. Funeral Mass
at 4.15 pm on 13 Aug. at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Chembur
followed by burial.

HOLIDAY INFORMATION

India is the last choice of expats
7 Aug: Times of India. India is still the least desired place when it
comes to attracting the expatriates for a longer stay, a new survey
conducted by global banking major HSBC reveals. Singapore, the US and
UAE have emerged as the top three most popular destinations based on
four criteria - longevity, earning and saving, luxury and
accommodation?In the overall ranking of 15 economies, Jersey, the UK
and France emerged as the lowest rated expat destinations. 317 words.
Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/India_last_choice_among_expats_to_stay/articleshow/3337805.cms

Goa stares at bleak tourist season
8 Aug: Times of India. Falling tourism arrivals, a cut in the number
of flights and rising fuel costs form the backdrop for the Goa Tourism
Meet 2008, slated for Friday?Diversify, is the new mantra that tourism
will be singing on Friday, at a time when the tourism industry needs a
desperate boost to survive competition. 464 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/Goa_stares_at_bleak_tourist_season/articleshow/3339825.cms

UK: Updated Travel Advisory for Goa
8 Aug. The Times. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Female travellers
to India are advised to respect local dress and customs. You are
advised to take particular care to avoid walking on your own in
isolated areas after incidents of sexual assault in Delhi and Goa.
Click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa-n Have Fun.
8 Aug: Review Goa. It's difficult to know where to start when writing
a review for Goa?The people are like no other in the world, they have
a wicked sense of humour and are so helpful, friendly and welcoming
that it is difficult to come back home. 795 words + comments. Click
here.
http://www.reviewgoa.com/?p=322

Ready, set, Goa
9 Aug: The Advertiser (Australia). From poverty to privilege, historic
forts and temples to offshore casinos, be ready to experience the
gamut of remarkable contrasts in Goa?an insight to life among friendly
Goan people?Sadly, occasional alley spaces are littered with debris,
with walls covered in graffiti?1181 words.

Bad publicity abroad doesn't spell good news
9 Aug: Times of India. The coming tourist season may see not just a
decline in inflow of travellers from the UK, but also Russia and even
Sweden?There is a negative Goa wave developing in foreign countries
due to agitations and opposition to anything foreign?Taxi drivers in
the coastal belts are also concerned?455 words. Click here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Bad_publicity_abroad_doesnt_spell_good_news/articleshow/3344414.cms

St Francis Xavier attracts Indian Catholics
9 Aug: ABC (Spain). Although St Francis Xavier died in China in 1552,
his relics remain in the beautiful Basilica in Old Goa? Until 1950,
the remains could be touched by the public?the last time that the
faithful could see the body was in 2004, it will be necessary to wait
until 2014 to do so again. 575 words, in Spanish. Click here.
http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=FZN7JFWZ24D2

UK warns citizens about Goa
11 Aug: MSN News. ? "In 2007, 40 British nationals died in Goa. Ten of
these deaths were attributed to drug or alcohol abuse," it reads. The
advisory which is timed two months ahead of the formal tourist season
in Goa, has a special mention for it ? Goa attracts around 400,000
foreign tourists, of which more than 50 per cent are UK nationals, who
have even purchased properties in the coastal state. 255 words. Click
here.
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1621550

Tourism, Mopa and Contradictions. By Savio Falleiro
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Recent press reports forecasting a bleak coming
year for tourism is a cause for concern? it becomes quite paradoxical
to hear about plans to develop another airport at Mopa?If having two
airports were a must it would be worthwhile to shift the Navy from
Dabolim to Mopa?the surest way of attracting more tourists, is by
making Goa cleaner regarding garbage, crime and corruption! 475 words.
Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=200808127

Non-residents homing in thick and fast
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. NRIs account for 15-30% of sales in
branded realty developments against 5-15% three years ago. Properties
in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Goa are attracting most of the buyers
?UK-based NRIs usually want a second home in India?603 words. Click
here.
http://www.google.co.uk/news?sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB278GB278&hl=en&ned=&q=Goa+OR+Goan*+OR+Konkan*&ie=UTF-8&scoring=d

'People in Goa have peculiar understanding of customer service'
12 Aug: SKRIN Newswire (Russia). Ural Airlines is going to introduce a
new scheduled flight to Goa, India. 'Our last season made it obvious
that our travelers are ready to go to India despite the long haul and
the peculiar understanding of customer service the indigenous people
appear to have,' says Ural Airlines' Commercial Director Kirill
Skuratov, according to URBC. 172 words.

India deadly for Britons: government report
12 Aug: IANS. Thailand and India are the deadliest destinations for
British visitors, said a government report published Tuesday?Thailand
accounted for 0.3 deaths for every thousand British visitors and India
0.2 deaths? The publication of the report follows the rape and murder
of 15-year-old British holidaymaker Scarlett Keeling in Goa in
February. 340 words. Click here.
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEL20080812175554&Page=L&Title=World&Topic=0
For the full report with statistics click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/newsroom/latest-news/?view=PressR&id=5226192
For the UK Travel Advisory to Goa click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa has to live with tar balls on beaches
13 July: Navhind Times. Looks like tar balls, a annual blot on Goa's
pearly white and much frequented coastline, are here to stay with
experts saying that these tar balls will increase with time. 568
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081359

PRIZE COMPETITION:

Win a holiday for two to Goa
Love Guru: Six day holiday for two adults aged 18 or older to Goa, an
inflatable massage chair, or a Love Guru Kit. Submit a photo or short
video clip of yourself creating an innovative yoga pose? Click here.
http://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/loveguru/

GOA NEWS HEADLINES

Goa has 6,000 IT trained youth jobless
8 Aug: Navhind Times. The president of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, Mr Nitin Kuncolienkar has said that there are around 6,000
unemployed youth in Goa who have completed their IT education/
training at various strata from post-graduation to lower level. 503
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008080831

Book Aldona bridge for Rs 6,000 per day!
8 Aug: Times of India. Forget about open-air venues, the famed Aldona
cable-stayed bridge could be an idyllic location for a private
function at a nominal fee. Believe it or not, one needs to pay only Rs
6,000 per day and Rs 3,000 for half day to use the bridge?502 words.
Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8083&cid=2

Goa Church Cautious About Laws To Protect Old Goa
8 Aug: Indian Catholic. Church people in Goa have taken a cautious
stand on a government proposal to protect Old Goa?The proposal would
ban new construction within two kilometers of the complex and restrict
construction within a wider radius?some "powerful people" have
acquired land that once belonged to the Jesuits within the complex?a
Hindu minister-turned-land developer is "a prime violator" in the
area. 447 words. Click here.
http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=11024

BJP to seek special status for Goa
8 Aug: Zee News. Opposition BJP will move a resolution in the ensuing
session of the Goa Assembly seeking special status for the tourist
state. "There is large-scale migration into the state because of which
the infrastructure has collapsed. We have limited resources within
which we have to manage," Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar said ?
218 words. Click here.
http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=461062&sid=REG

Recipe: Goa's traditional pancakes
9 Aug: Times of India. By Melinda Pereira Kamat. Polles are sweetened
or unsweetened pancakes prepared on the fourth Sunday of the sacred
month of Shravan by the Catholics, Hindus and Muslims in Goa. 888
words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/09&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00401&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

A million mutinies now
10 Aug: Times of India. Goans have sat up from their siesta and found
half their land under the pylons of housing complexes or hotels?"This
shrill rhetoric of Goans versus non-Goans is out to put a jingoistic
slant on the issue," says Oscar Dr Rebello?"We're not saying Goa for
Goans, we're saying Goans first," insists Cota. 919 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Review/A_million_mutinies_now/articleshow/3347087.cms

Goa to be declared a 'safe food town'
10 Aug: Times of India. The Indian Government on Saturday announced
over Rs 76-crore worth of central assistance to boost the food
processing sector in Goa and said the entire state will be declared a
"safe food town"? Rs 50 crore for a mega food park in Goa and Rs 15
crore for the modernisation of the Goa meat complex?403 words. Click
here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/State_to_be_declared_a_safe_food_town/articleshow/3347494.cms

Goa society seeks support to take over int'l film fest
10 Aug: Times of India. The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has
asked the film industry to support them in their plan to take over the
International Film Festival of India?254 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Mumbai/Goa_society_seeks_support_to_take_over_intl_film_fest_/rssarticleshow/3344511.cms

120 evacuated in Salcete
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Heavy rains accompanied by winds created havoc
in South Goa district on Sunday rising the water level of Selaulim
dam. The rainwater flooded out some 120 people from their dwelling
units in Salcete taluka and submerged several low-lying areas of the
district?545 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081112

Flood threatens Goa
11 Aug: PTI. ?Many low lying parts of Goa are already under water with
most of the rivers crossing danger mark. The flood can get worse, if
rains continue for next two days, administration officials
contended?253 words. Clikc here.
http://www.thehindu.com/holnus/004200808111101.htm

Incessant rains lash Goa
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Rising water levels rivers and dams causing
almost flood-like situation forced the people to shift to safer and
higher areas?heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds continued to lash
Goa for fifth day in succession?There were several power supply
interruptions in the Porvorim and Panaji areas ?widespread damage to
property?heavy rains and thunder shower would continue over the next
24 hours? 692 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081113

Landslide breaks Goa-Karnataka link
Click to enlarge
11 Aug: Heavy rains snapped Goa's southern link with neighbouring
Karnataka following a major landslide along Anmod Ghat, a road running
across Molem national wildlife sanctuary?The landslide took place just
next to Dudhsagar waterfall, a tourist spot tucked on the western
ghat?235 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Landslide_breaks_Goa-Karnataka_link/articleshow/3349187.cms
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8167&cid=1


Goa govt in quandary over denotifying SEZs
12 Aug: Economic Times. The Centre, which has not taken any step till
now to denotify the SEZs as demanded by the state, may do so only if
the Goa government is able to persuade the developers to hand back the
land leased to them and to compensate them. An estimated Rs 500 crore
(?60 m) has been invested in the notified SEZs so far. 423 words.
Click here.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Economy/Goa_govt_in_quandary_over_SEZs/articleshow/3353991.cms

Editorial: Power to the People: The Great Goan Illusion
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Arun Sinha, deftly uses the analogy of Mrs Lalu
Yadev' planning a menu for her family of eleven with that of
governance in Goa. He illustrates the inevitable confusion that arises
out of seeking consensus on every issue, and using a bottom-up
approach for State planning. 1145 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081210

Video: A tribute to Mario de Miranda. By Pamela D'Mello
13 Aug: You Tube. Like thousands of others one came upon the art of
Mario Miranda as a five year old in a school text book? 4m.22s. Click
here.
http://www.youtube.com/user/pameladmello
On the same page there is a link to Pamela's other video clip, So
Often, which describes the enigma facing Goa's village development.
For a review, by Frederick Noronha, of Mario Mendonca's new book, click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html

Leave them alone
13 Aug: The Telegraph (India). The media are violating the right to
privacy of children who are victims of sexual abuse. 1314 words. Click
here.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080813/jsp/opinion/story_9686457.jsp

Bus conductor taught lesson for misbehaving
13 Aug: Herald. A bus conductor had a lesson to learn when he was
brought to the Panjim Police Station for misbehaving with a lady
passenger ? the passenger alleged the conductor had caught her hand
and asked her in an unruly manner to go and stand in one corner of the
crowded bus?she works in the police department?286 words. Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8274&cid=26

Weekly Update
7 Aug: Times of India ? Goa edition. Weather: Max = 26.5; Min = 23.0.
Humidity 96% to 98%
Exchange rates ?= 82.19; $ =42.07 ; Euro = 65.07

SCARLETT KEELING MURDER

Order on foreigners' panchanamas flouted
7 Aug: Times of India. Shocked by the manner in which a police officer
carried out the inquest panchanama of the body of a foreign national
in 1997, the Goa police passed an order stating that in such cases the
panchanama had to be only handled a police officer not below the rank
of police inspector. However, till date, the instructions have only
remained on paper and have not been followed? the circular has gained
significance, following the alleged rape and murder of Scarlett
Keeling at Anjuna? Nerlon Albuquerque sent a probationary PSI to
conduct the inquest panchnama of Scarlett's body. 535 words. Click
here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Order_on_foreigners_panchanamas_flouted/articleshow/3335568.cms

Scarlett's mother delays visit to India
7 Aug: PTI. Fiona Mackeown has decided to hold back her visit to India
awaiting the lower court's observation in a petition filed against her
by an NGO. 190 words. Click here.
http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/89AFDB331DBB2BB36525749E002D2E70?OpenDocument

Court to hear petition against Scarlett's mother tomorrow
10 Aug: PTI. The Goa Children's Court will on Monday hear the petition
filed against Fiona Mackeown, mother of British teenager Scarlett, by
a Goa-based NGO represented by Aires Rodrigues. 269 words. Click here.
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/002200808101653.htm

Scarlett Keeling: Court against prosecuting mother
11 Aug: UNI. The Children's Court's refused to direct the police to
investigate the role of Fiona Mackeown in the death of her daughter
British teenager Scarlett Keeling?The complaint, filed by Utt Goenkara
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues was disallowed the on the grounds that
it could only be filed by close relatives, police or a competent
authority? 528 words. Click here.
http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-10074.html

Scarlett Keeling: CBI Lifts Look out Circular against Mannion
12 Aug: PTI. The look out circular (LOC) issued against British
National, Michael Mannion, a prime witness in Scarlett death case, has
been lifted?Sources confirmed that Mannion has deposed before the
central investigating agency for four times? 290 words. Click here.
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=49783&n_tit=Panaji%3A+CBI+Lifts+Look+out+Circular+against+Mannion

Scarlett's mother will meet filmmaker
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. Fiona MacKeown has agreed to meet the
filmmakers of Rave Party, a movie based on her daughter's horrific
rape and killing in Goa. The film is also supposed to dissect the drug
scene in the state. Director Prabhakar Shukla says it is great news
for the film. 268 words. Click here.
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1182993
For the Film website, click here.
http://www.pixelproductionsltd.com/#/raveparty/4529081962


IN THE NEWS:

DJ Pearl: Defected Get Diverted
1 Aug: Metro (London)?Defected welcomes DJ Pearl, a member of the
Submerge collective with festivals such as Goa's 15,000 capacity
Sunrise. Pearl will be showcasing her funky, progressive house at
Ibiza's Pacha after London? Click here.
http://www.metro.co.uk/metrolife/article.html?in_article_id=241670&in_page_id=265&in_a_source=
Quote from the DJ Pearl website: Having grown up surrounded by music
and around vinyl collecting parents who themselves were a part of the
Goa music scene back in the 70's, it isn't hard to see why music had
such a major influence on her. Click here.
http://www.djpearl.com/about.htm
For the video, DJ Pearl & Last Vegas - Sexy Girl. 2m.36s. Click here.
http://youtu.be/tWWINfBNfVY

Film Review: Hotel Very Welcome
4 Aug: Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles Film Festival. "Hotel Very
Welcome" presents an unflattering series of ugly tourist poster
children bumbling around Asia?Befuddled Irish backpacker travels from
the deserts of Rajasthan to the beaches of Goa in search of India's
best marijuana. In rare moments of drug-induced lucidity, he
acknowledges that he's on the run from the prospect of imminent
parenthood, occasioned by an ill-advised one night stand? For the film
website with trailer etc. Click here.
http://www.hotelverywelcome.com/

Text + Video. Anjum Anand: Indian gastronomy gets innovative
7 Aug: CNBC TV18. Anjum Anand has got her own TV show; she has got two
books to her credit and third is in the offing. She said, "Now we are
going regional?there are different flavours from regions like Goa,
Punjab, Kashmir and Kerala?it is fantastic because every region is
different?For me, it is an education." Click here.
http://www.moneycontrol.com/mccode/news/article/news_article.php?autono=350276

Indians better at English than Britons, say teachers
8 Aug: Times of India. Many undergraduates in British universities
have such low competence with spelling, punctuation and grammar that
despairing lecturers often spend time teaching the basics of English
to the English. Lecturers say that international students from India
and other former colonies often have higher standards of basic English
than their British colleagues? 303 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Indians_better_at_English_than_Britons_say_teachers/articleshow/3339388.cms

Conservatives protest desi version of Bible
9 Aug: Times of India. India's first home-grown Bible, meant to help
Catholics understand their faith in the context of Indian culture and
tradition has run aground with complaints from within its own fold? It
suggests creation is a story, Eden is a mythical garden, Adam and
Eve's sin was probably a sexual one and so on?854 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mumbai/Conservatives_protest_desi_version_of_Bible_/articleshow/3344526.cms

South Africa: Top chefs to cook at Goan food fest
10 Aug: The Times (South Africa). The exotic flavours of India and
Portugal will mingle at the Goan Food Festival in Durban from August
23 to 30? Bhuvnesh Kumar Verma and Vasco Alvares from the Taj group in
Goa will prepare fare characteristic of Goa in the Beverly Hill
Hotel's Sugar Club restaurant?185 words. Click here.
http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/News/Article.aspx?id=818505

Why judge by skin colour? By Anushka Asthana
10 Aug: The Observer (UK). We all know it's wrong to judge by skin
colour ... so why do we do it? ? for millions of people, skin colour
is still a contentious issue? it matters greatly in India where
wedding adverts include a request for 'complexion', with 'fair'
counting as good and 'very fair' as excellent? 1058 words. Click here.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/aug/10/beauty.race

Philip Lobo: PhD from a laundromat in London.
12 Aug: The Age (Australia). A notorious trades college for
international students may be forced to shut ? it is alleged college
heads sold qualifications for between $10,000 and $30,000 to
visa-seeking international students who did not attend classes?The
college directors are Philip Lobo, 60, of Dubai, where the college has
a campus? In 2002 Mr Lobo was expelled after listing tertiary
qualifications he did not have. He had claimed to have a PhD from a
university whose postal address corresponded with a laundromat in
London. 511 words. Click here.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/rogue-college-faces-melbourne-audit-20080811-3tms.html?skin=text-only

Tesco enters Indian retail business
13 Aug: Times of India. After wooing many Indian realty majors and
retailers, UK's largest retailer Tesco has decided to go solo by
developing a cash-and-carry business with an investment of ? 60
million in the first two years. It has simultaneously zeroed in on a
tie-up with Trent, the Tata group retail arm, to develop the latter's
discount hypermarket format. 474 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Business/India_Business/Tesco_enters_Indian_retail_with_Tata_Trent/articleshow/3358487.cms

GOANET HIGHLIGHTS BY CORNEL DACOSTA

On the theme of 'Environmental degradation of Goa' [1] Prasad Vaman
Raicar presents a short article about environmental concerns in
today's Goa. He praises the Goans for their greater environmental
awareness compared to those in many other Indian states. However, he
cautions us that, the environment is now placed on the backburner
while the the focus has moved to construction activities.

A pertinent question and theme for an article by Sujay Gupta is titled
'NGOs: Where do you get your money from?' [2] This article first
appeared on 8/8/08 in the Herald, Goa, newspaper. Many sharp questions
are raised and a trenchant demand by Gupta is made for transparency on
the source of NGO finances and expenditures in Indian states.

The perennial question of Goans and their crab mentality [3] is
currently very much in the picture on Goanet. Ordinarily, I may not
have re-visited this theme, but several recent posts have generated
new thoughts about this topic. One not to be missed is by Freddy
Agnelo Fernandes from Dubai. It has a 'scientific observational twist'
to it even though Freddy claims no particular expertise in science.

Veteran journalist Frederick Noronha provides an excellent review of
two books under the caption 'A tale of two cartoonists' [4]. This
draws our attention to the careers of Goan cartoonists Mario de
Miranda, and Alex Raphael Fernandes under the pen-name of Alexyz.
Their careers are fascinating in their own right-- starting from their
former base in "Bombay rather than Mumbai" but much information is
provided to us to hopefully add these volumes to our home bookshelves.

With no pun intended, a vet of vet Kevin Saldanha's article titled
'Community initiatives supported by veterinarians' [5] surprised me
somewhat when I learned about how many Goans have worked in this
highly competitive professional field. Kevin's online forum for Goan
veterinarians worldwide has a membership of approximately 45
currently. Of these, about a dozen reside in the Toronto area. I would
be curious to discover how many Goan vets there are in Greater London.

Finally, I reiterate that, Goanet is often the source of very unusual
articles and U.P. Kamath's article 'History: Those un-earthly paddy
fields of Goa' [6] explores the "unusual" construction of Goa's paddy
fields over the centuries. So interested has Namath been about these
Goa features that he has examined them using Google Earth to
understand their unusual formations. He wants to know much more about
them and any Goan Voice (UK) readers who can throw light on these
paddy fields is welcomed to respond to Kamat.

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[1] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078821.html
[2] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078794.html
[3] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078822.html
[4] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html
[5] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078803.html
[6]
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078814.html


UK TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes

COOKERY: Market Kitchen Diaries. UKTV Food
Saturday 16th Aug. 13:30 to 14:30. Recipes include Goan chicken with poha rice?

TRAVEL: India with Michael Palin. UKTV Documentary
Saturday 16th Aug. 22:00 to 23:00. Michael Palin travels to Amritsar and Shimla

TRAVEL: Earthwalkers. Travel Channel
Saturday 16th Aug. 23:00 to 23:30. Jinja, Uganda is a place that's
home not only to the source of the River Nile but also the world's
greatest sequence of class five rapids

TRAVEL: Julian and Camilla's World Odyssey. Travel Channel
Sunday 17th Aug. 21:00 to 22:00. Mumbai.

ARTS: Afternoon Play.BBC Radio Four
Monday 18th Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. It is 2025, Bhavna is an astronaut
and soon to be the first Indian woman to fly to Mars.

DOCUMENTARY: Barry Vera - Feast India: Discovery Travel and Living
Monday 18th to Sun. 25 Aug. 18:30 to 19:00. Barry Vera has a daily
slot for the week, presenting Indian food from different regions

ARTS: Afternoon Play. BBC Radio Four
Thursday 21st Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. Sex for Volunteers. Romantic comedy
by Laura Marney and David Ramos Fernandes. When Suzy's husband takes a
job abroad (Saudi), her sister encourages her to join a team of
first-aiders.

FORTHCOMING

See http://www.lanfranc.com/lanfranc_location_2000.pdf for help in
locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun. 17 Aug. 3 pm. Croydon. Konkani Dramatic Association UK presents
John D'Silva's 25th Silver Jubilee production tiatr, "NATTOK" Charlie
Chaplin from Goa coming to London with his best performance artistes.
Plus artistes from UK. Archbishop Lanfranc High School, Mitcham Rd.
Croydon. Ticket: ?12.00 or ?10.00 in advance. Contact Judy Pacheco
02087632606// 07949403741. For the flyer click here.

Sun.17 Aug. G.O.A. Family Fun at HSBC Sports Club, Beckenham, Kent.
Contact: Richard Fernandes - 020 8300 5347, Vince Fernandes - 020 8764
8780

Sun. 17 Aug: G.O.A. Junior Football Tournament - Cancelled

Sun. 17 Aug. G.O.A. Men's Football Tournament at HSBC Sports Club,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Darren Fernandes - 07956 117703

Mon. 25 Aug. G.O.A. Sports Day at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham
Road, Croydon. Contact: Peter Rodrigues 020 - 8399 4883. For stall
applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457

Sun. 31 Aug. SE Goans Summer Festival at Hurstmere School, Hurst Rd,
Sidcup, DA15 9AW. Starts at 1pm. Music, food stalls, side stalls,
entertainment. If you require a stall at ?30 contact Chris Pinto
01322400732 or Dominic 07854490617

Sun. 31 Aug. World Goa Day at the Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX.
Open-air mass at 12.30pm followed by a picnic in the extensive
grounds. Please arrive by 12.00pm for a prompt start. Contact Fiona
Lobo on 020 8656 3317 fiona.lobo at blueyonder.co.uk for further details
or Rose Fernandes on 020 8409 8388 rosefernandes at milnet.uk.net for car
sharing arrangements (both drivers and passengers).

Sun. 7 Sep: Ex-Aden and Friends Get Together. Archbishop Lanfranc
School Mitcham Road, Croydon. 1pm to 7pm. Tickets, includes meal:
Adults ?10; children (age 3-10) ?5. Bring Your Own Drinks. Music by
Yemeni. For tickets and info: Tony 0208 281 0460. Frank 0208 653 8642.
Sarto 0208 670 3059. Thomas 0208 768 0565. Bosco 0208 684 9154. Chris
0208 679 8703. Gloria 0208 656 3994. Dress Smart Casual ? no jeans or
trainers). Donations of prizes gratefully received.

Sun. 7 Sep. G.O.A. Volleyball Tournament at HSBC Club, Lennard Road,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Richard Fernandes 020 8300 5347

10 -15 Sep. On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of
Our Lady of Lourdes the Goan Chaplaincy has organised a Pilgrimage to
Lourdes/Nevers for 5 days by Luxury Coach - 3 star Hotel - 3 mins from
Grotto. (Full Board at Hotel) All Masses at Lourdes/ Bartres/ Nevers;
Walking Tour of St. Bernadette. ? 250. Please Contact:- Cilla Hermann
On 020 8684 7671 for further details. Book early to avoid
disappointment.

Sat. 27 Sep. SE Goans Belgium day trip. Shopping, seaside, site
seeing. Contact Sharon Pinto 01322400732

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Newsletter. Issue 2008-33. August. 14, 2008

COMMUNITY NEWS

Edna Fernandes: Last Jews of Kerala
10 Aug: Morning Star (UK). Jean Turner reviews the book. During the
reign of King Solomon, merchant Jews made Cochin, Kerala, their home.
A thousand years later, a second wave of Jews arrived. This set up
racial tension between the initial settlers, known as the "Black
Jews", and the new arrivals, the "White Jews". Fernandes records their
family histories, rituals and caste divisions. She follows two such
families to Israel, and examines their subsequent disenchantment. 276
words. Click here.
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index2.php/free/culture/books/jewish_identity_crisis_in_india

Edna Fernandes was born in Nairobi and grew up in London. She is a
former foreign correspondent for the Financial Times, Reuters and Dow
Jones. For the Edna Fernandes website click here.
http://www.ednafernandes.com/

Patricia Rozario: Head to the T?te ? T?te
10 Aug: The Express on Sunday (UK). T?te ? T?te Opera Festival.
Riverside Studios, London W6 ?A semi-operatic diversion was soprano
Patricia Rozario's Mozart-loving taxi driver in Andrew Gant's Don't Go
Down The Elephant After Midnight?Rozario's passengers suffer if they
aren't into Mozart. A fare who asks to be taken to the Coliseum is
thrown out with an operatic blasting when she learns he's seeing the
latest Philip Glass. ? The festival runs until next Sunday. Click
here.
http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/season.pl?f=Tete%20a%20Tete%20presents%20The%20Opera%20Festival
For the GVUK Patricia Rozario profile click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/PatriciaRozario.html

Corryn Rayney: Murder and PR games
10 Aug: The Sunday Times (Aus). ..The senseless death of beautiful,
successful Corryn Rayney a year ago has captured the public's
imagination like few other crimes ...Uniquely it has also provided
legal cover for the media to write about Mr Rayney in the most
sensational terms?842 words. Click here.
http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,24152737-5005374,00.html

Canada: Field hockey team looking for an Olympic upset
10 Aug: Mississauga News. Wayne Fernandes scored the shootout winner
in the Olympic qualifier? Fernandes and Ken Pereira can trace their
roots to Goa?Fernandes comes from a field hockey playing family? Photo
and text, 777 words. Click here.
http://www.mississauga.com/article/17523

Golf: John Fernandes wins Junior Open
11 Aug: Enfield Independent. John Fernandes shot a superb second round
of 69 to win the Enfield Golf Club Junior Open in spite of competing
against players almost two years older than him?181 words+ Photo.
Click here.
http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/sport/localsport/3586220.Fernandes_wins_Junior_Open/
John is the son of Dores and Agnelo Fernandes (ex-Eastleigh, Nairobi)
and brother of Thomas and Isabella. For the GVUK John Fernandes
supplement click here.
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/JohnFernandes.htm
John is in urgent need of sponsorship for a coaching trip to USA.
Contact Agnelo, 0794-1176410 or email agnelodafernandes at hotmail.com

Video: Toronto: Merella Fernandes: Honey For Your Allergies?
12 Aug: City News (Toronto). A new, non-invasive, chemical-free
allergy treatment may already be on your pantry shelves. It's local
honey ..Check Merella Fernandez's experience at a local apiary at the
link below. 1m. 44s. Click here.
http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_25720.aspx
For the GVUK Merella Fernandez supplement click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/MerellaFernandez.html

Overseas Goans and Goan Associations to be networked
13 Aug: Navhind Times. The NRI Commissioner, Mr Eduardo Faleiro has
proposed to link Goans abroad through a network based in Goa?a
proposal to unite all Goan organisations outside Goa under one global
network is also on the cards?a Goa Migration Monitoring Study will
focus mainly on Mumbai. Karachi, East Africa, Portugal, United
Kingdom, Myanmar, Macau, Middle East, USA and Canada. 608 words. Click
here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081358

Global Goans office by 2010: Faleiro
13 Aug: Times of India. The government intends to set up a Global
Goans office in Panaji by December 2009 to unite all Goan
organisations outside Goa, whether elsewhere in India, or abroad to
redress the grievances of non-resident Goans. 220 words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/13&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00403&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

Eugene Correia: Notes from the Goan Convention, Toronto
13 Aug: GoaNet. Eugene Correia, in the fourth and concluding part of
Notes on the Goan Convention 2008, held in Toronto, responds to
queries posed to him about his own role, that of pre-registration,
assistance in securing a visa and divulging of private confidences.
1066 words. Click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078851.html

Karachi: Roland deSouza: You can change yourself
13 Aug: The News - International - Pakistan. Although a member of the
city's dwindling Christian community, Roland deSouza says he opted to
stay in Pakistan while many others migrated?An electrical engineer by
profession, Roland has spent a lifetime advocating human rights,
protection of the environment and creating public awareness regarding
the rule of law?982 words. Click here.
http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=129781

London: Tony Fernandes: Hospital plagued by pests
14 Aug: Islington Gazette. Barts Hospital and the London NHS trust has
had to call out pest control officers on 801 occasions since January
2006 ?Former patient Tony Fernandes who was treated for a leg
infection at Bart's in June, says he was not surprised to hear of the
problems. He said: "This number of infestations is very bad. It is a
sign that there is debris being left behind? Click here.
http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/content/islington/gazette/news/story.aspx?brand=ISLGOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsislg&itemid=WeED13%20Aug%202008%2010%3A44%3A55%3A887

UK: Helen Fernandes: Brain Surgeon's Identity Stolen
14 Aug: Evening Standard (London). Headline: Brain surgeon's identity
stolen for facebook slur on gold medallist. Helen Fernandes. Britain's
leading female brain surgeon told today how she had her identity
stolen on Facebook to attack Britain's new Olympic swimming champion
Rebecca Adlington? Why Ms Fernandes was targeted is a mystery. The
41-year-old mother-of-three, who lives in Barrington, near Cambridge,
is one of only a handful of female neurosurgeons in Britain?515 words.
Click here.
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23532419-details/Brain+surgeon%27s+identity+stolen+for+fake+Facebook+slur+on+Olympic+gold+medallist/article.do
Helen is the daughter of Tennyson Fernandes, (born & brought up in
Zanzibar) and Joy (nee Pearson). Tennyson Fernandes was based at
Mulago Hospital in Kampala from 1963-65 and now lives in the village
of Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

GVUK Donations ?20 and over received
?20: DeSouza, Carmella & Hubert. Fernandes, Bernard. Lobo, Jerome.
Pereira, Eugenia & Ivor. ?25: Nunes, Paul; Rodrigues, Manuel C. ?40:
Dias, Brian. For payment options and the complete list of 2008
Donations click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/2008donations.htm

DEATHS

11 Aug. Reading, Berks, UK. RALPH MASCARENHAS (ex-Entebbe, Uganda;
ex-RAF; keen hockey player). Beloved husband of Maria Alice (n?e
Botelho). Loving father of Reuben (Hull), Rayson/Olivia (London) and
Ravik/Jo (Exeter). Cherished Grandpa of twins Felix and Rafael. A
Funeral Mass, followed by Cremation, will be held in Reading in the
week commencing 18 Aug; details to be announced. Condolences to
ralphalicemascarenhas at gmail.com

11 Aug. Mississauga, Canada. MAXIE RODRIGUES. (Aged 85). Predeceased
by her loving husband Augustine and her first born Anthony. Loving
mother of Mathew (Maureen), Bernard (Georgina), Nelson, and Isabella
(Terry) Barretto. Visitation on Aug. 13. Funeral Mass at St. Francis
Xavier Church, Mississauga, on Thu Aug 14 at 10 a.m. Interment to
follow at Assumption Cemetery. Click here.
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=1382978

11 Aug: Aquem, Margao, Goa. ANTONIO (TONY) FERNANDES. (ex-Tanga,
Tanzania). Husband of Filiciana Cardozo e Fernandes.

10 Aug: Pajifond, Margao, Goa. FR RUI FIGUEIREDO. Son of late
Bemvinda/late Joao. Brother of late Alirio/Sarita (England); late
Plinio/Pilar (Madrid), Ercilia/late Alu (Saligao), Saozinha/Vincent
(Dublin) and Terezinha.

9 Aug. Karachi. LOUIS JOSEPH MARTIS (Minerva Printers). Husband of
Angeline. Father of Steve/Rita Martis; Beverley/Vernon D'Cruz and
Lynette/Fidelis D' Souza. Brother of Fr Anthony Martis, Louisa Pinto
(Canada), Maggie Travas (Canada). For full details from Daily Times of
12 Aug. Click here.
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C08%5C12%5Cstory_12-8-2008_pg12_10

8 Aug. Goa. MARIO JOAQUIM CARVALHO (aged 96; Ex Nairobi East African
Railways). Beloved husband of the late Dolly Carvalho. Father of
Xavier, Marian and Tony. Father-in-law to Maggie and Celcia.
Grandfather to Candice & Dana. Funeral: 18th Aug at 3.30 pm to St
Anthony Church, Siolim.
Condolences can be sent to xaviercarvalho at gmail.com or tonyca1 at aol.com
or mcarv2000 at yahoo.com

6 Aug. Mississauga. CLEOFRIDA D'SOUZA (aged 87). Beloved wife of
Vincent for 62 years. Loving mother of Joyce and her husband Pliny
Noronha and Rayner and her husband Peter Abreu. Proud grandmother of
Conrad, Renata, Marissa, Brennan and Ryan. Click here.
http://www.turnerporter.ca/obits.html

4 Aug: Matol, Verna, Goa. INACIA MARIA DIAS E BRAGANZA. Wife of late
Joao Antonio. Mother of Natalina/Oscar Fernandes (Velsao/UK).

London. ROMAULD PEREIRA. Husband of Anna. Father of Anjali.
Grandfather of Gia. Brother of Paul/Argentina & Vivien. Funeral Mass
at 4.15 pm on 13 Aug. at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Chembur
followed by burial.

HOLIDAY INFORMATION

India is the last choice of expats
7 Aug: Times of India. India is still the least desired place when it
comes to attracting the expatriates for a longer stay, a new survey
conducted by global banking major HSBC reveals. Singapore, the US and
UAE have emerged as the top three most popular destinations based on
four criteria - longevity, earning and saving, luxury and
accommodation?In the overall ranking of 15 economies, Jersey, the UK
and France emerged as the lowest rated expat destinations. 317 words.
Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/India_last_choice_among_expats_to_stay/articleshow/3337805.cms

Goa stares at bleak tourist season
8 Aug: Times of India. Falling tourism arrivals, a cut in the number
of flights and rising fuel costs form the backdrop for the Goa Tourism
Meet 2008, slated for Friday?Diversify, is the new mantra that tourism
will be singing on Friday, at a time when the tourism industry needs a
desperate boost to survive competition. 464 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/Goa_stares_at_bleak_tourist_season/articleshow/3339825.cms

UK: Updated Travel Advisory for Goa
8 Aug. The Times. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Female travellers
to India are advised to respect local dress and customs. You are
advised to take particular care to avoid walking on your own in
isolated areas after incidents of sexual assault in Delhi and Goa.
Click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa-n Have Fun.
8 Aug: Review Goa. It's difficult to know where to start when writing
a review for Goa?The people are like no other in the world, they have
a wicked sense of humour and are so helpful, friendly and welcoming
that it is difficult to come back home. 795 words + comments. Click
here.
http://www.reviewgoa.com/?p=322

Ready, set, Goa
9 Aug: The Advertiser (Australia). From poverty to privilege, historic
forts and temples to offshore casinos, be ready to experience the
gamut of remarkable contrasts in Goa?an insight to life among friendly
Goan people?Sadly, occasional alley spaces are littered with debris,
with walls covered in graffiti?1181 words.

Bad publicity abroad doesn't spell good news
9 Aug: Times of India. The coming tourist season may see not just a
decline in inflow of travellers from the UK, but also Russia and even
Sweden?There is a negative Goa wave developing in foreign countries
due to agitations and opposition to anything foreign?Taxi drivers in
the coastal belts are also concerned?455 words. Click here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Bad_publicity_abroad_doesnt_spell_good_news/articleshow/3344414.cms

St Francis Xavier attracts Indian Catholics
9 Aug: ABC (Spain). Although St Francis Xavier died in China in 1552,
his relics remain in the beautiful Basilica in Old Goa? Until 1950,
the remains could be touched by the public?the last time that the
faithful could see the body was in 2004, it will be necessary to wait
until 2014 to do so again. 575 words, in Spanish. Click here.
http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=FZN7JFWZ24D2

UK warns citizens about Goa
11 Aug: MSN News. ? "In 2007, 40 British nationals died in Goa. Ten of
these deaths were attributed to drug or alcohol abuse," it reads. The
advisory which is timed two months ahead of the formal tourist season
in Goa, has a special mention for it ? Goa attracts around 400,000
foreign tourists, of which more than 50 per cent are UK nationals, who
have even purchased properties in the coastal state. 255 words. Click
here.
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1621550

Tourism, Mopa and Contradictions. By Savio Falleiro
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Recent press reports forecasting a bleak coming
year for tourism is a cause for concern? it becomes quite paradoxical
to hear about plans to develop another airport at Mopa?If having two
airports were a must it would be worthwhile to shift the Navy from
Dabolim to Mopa?the surest way of attracting more tourists, is by
making Goa cleaner regarding garbage, crime and corruption! 475 words.
Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=200808127

Non-residents homing in thick and fast
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. NRIs account for 15-30% of sales in
branded realty developments against 5-15% three years ago. Properties
in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Goa are attracting most of the buyers
?UK-based NRIs usually want a second home in India?603 words. Click
here.
http://www.google.co.uk/news?sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB278GB278&hl=en&ned=&q=Goa+OR+Goan*+OR+Konkan*&ie=UTF-8&scoring=d

'People in Goa have peculiar understanding of customer service'
12 Aug: SKRIN Newswire (Russia). Ural Airlines is going to introduce a
new scheduled flight to Goa, India. 'Our last season made it obvious
that our travelers are ready to go to India despite the long haul and
the peculiar understanding of customer service the indigenous people
appear to have,' says Ural Airlines' Commercial Director Kirill
Skuratov, according to URBC. 172 words.

India deadly for Britons: government report
12 Aug: IANS. Thailand and India are the deadliest destinations for
British visitors, said a government report published Tuesday?Thailand
accounted for 0.3 deaths for every thousand British visitors and India
0.2 deaths? The publication of the report follows the rape and murder
of 15-year-old British holidaymaker Scarlett Keeling in Goa in
February. 340 words. Click here.
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEL20080812175554&Page=L&Title=World&Topic=0
For the full report with statistics click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/newsroom/latest-news/?view=PressR&id=5226192
For the UK Travel Advisory to Goa click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa has to live with tar balls on beaches
13 July: Navhind Times. Looks like tar balls, a annual blot on Goa's
pearly white and much frequented coastline, are here to stay with
experts saying that these tar balls will increase with time. 568
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081359

PRIZE COMPETITION:

Win a holiday for two to Goa
Love Guru: Six day holiday for two adults aged 18 or older to Goa, an
inflatable massage chair, or a Love Guru Kit. Submit a photo or short
video clip of yourself creating an innovative yoga pose? Click here.
http://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/loveguru/

GOA NEWS HEADLINES

Goa has 6,000 IT trained youth jobless
8 Aug: Navhind Times. The president of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, Mr Nitin Kuncolienkar has said that there are around 6,000
unemployed youth in Goa who have completed their IT education/
training at various strata from post-graduation to lower level. 503
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008080831

Book Aldona bridge for Rs 6,000 per day!
8 Aug: Times of India. Forget about open-air venues, the famed Aldona
cable-stayed bridge could be an idyllic location for a private
function at a nominal fee. Believe it or not, one needs to pay only Rs
6,000 per day and Rs 3,000 for half day to use the bridge?502 words.
Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8083&cid=2

Goa Church Cautious About Laws To Protect Old Goa
8 Aug: Indian Catholic. Church people in Goa have taken a cautious
stand on a government proposal to protect Old Goa?The proposal would
ban new construction within two kilometers of the complex and restrict
construction within a wider radius?some "powerful people" have
acquired land that once belonged to the Jesuits within the complex?a
Hindu minister-turned-land developer is "a prime violator" in the
area. 447 words. Click here.
http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=11024

BJP to seek special status for Goa
8 Aug: Zee News. Opposition BJP will move a resolution in the ensuing
session of the Goa Assembly seeking special status for the tourist
state. "There is large-scale migration into the state because of which
the infrastructure has collapsed. We have limited resources within
which we have to manage," Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar said ?
218 words. Click here.
http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=461062&sid=REG

Recipe: Goa's traditional pancakes
9 Aug: Times of India. By Melinda Pereira Kamat. Polles are sweetened
or unsweetened pancakes prepared on the fourth Sunday of the sacred
month of Shravan by the Catholics, Hindus and Muslims in Goa. 888
words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/09&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00401&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

A million mutinies now
10 Aug: Times of India. Goans have sat up from their siesta and found
half their land under the pylons of housing complexes or hotels?"This
shrill rhetoric of Goans versus non-Goans is out to put a jingoistic
slant on the issue," says Oscar Dr Rebello?"We're not saying Goa for
Goans, we're saying Goans first," insists Cota. 919 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Review/A_million_mutinies_now/articleshow/3347087.cms

Goa to be declared a 'safe food town'
10 Aug: Times of India. The Indian Government on Saturday announced
over Rs 76-crore worth of central assistance to boost the food
processing sector in Goa and said the entire state will be declared a
"safe food town"? Rs 50 crore for a mega food park in Goa and Rs 15
crore for the modernisation of the Goa meat complex?403 words. Click
here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/State_to_be_declared_a_safe_food_town/articleshow/3347494.cms

Goa society seeks support to take over int'l film fest
10 Aug: Times of India. The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has
asked the film industry to support them in their plan to take over the
International Film Festival of India?254 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Mumbai/Goa_society_seeks_support_to_take_over_intl_film_fest_/rssarticleshow/3344511.cms

120 evacuated in Salcete
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Heavy rains accompanied by winds created havoc
in South Goa district on Sunday rising the water level of Selaulim
dam. The rainwater flooded out some 120 people from their dwelling
units in Salcete taluka and submerged several low-lying areas of the
district?545 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081112

Flood threatens Goa
11 Aug: PTI. ?Many low lying parts of Goa are already under water with
most of the rivers crossing danger mark. The flood can get worse, if
rains continue for next two days, administration officials
contended?253 words. Clikc here.
http://www.thehindu.com/holnus/004200808111101.htm

Incessant rains lash Goa
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Rising water levels rivers and dams causing
almost flood-like situation forced the people to shift to safer and
higher areas?heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds continued to lash
Goa for fifth day in succession?There were several power supply
interruptions in the Porvorim and Panaji areas ?widespread damage to
property?heavy rains and thunder shower would continue over the next
24 hours? 692 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081113

Landslide breaks Goa-Karnataka link
Click to enlarge
11 Aug: Heavy rains snapped Goa's southern link with neighbouring
Karnataka following a major landslide along Anmod Ghat, a road running
across Molem national wildlife sanctuary?The landslide took place just
next to Dudhsagar waterfall, a tourist spot tucked on the western
ghat?235 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Landslide_breaks_Goa-Karnataka_link/articleshow/3349187.cms
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8167&cid=1


Goa govt in quandary over denotifying SEZs
12 Aug: Economic Times. The Centre, which has not taken any step till
now to denotify the SEZs as demanded by the state, may do so only if
the Goa government is able to persuade the developers to hand back the
land leased to them and to compensate them. An estimated Rs 500 crore
(?60 m) has been invested in the notified SEZs so far. 423 words.
Click here.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Economy/Goa_govt_in_quandary_over_SEZs/articleshow/3353991.cms

Editorial: Power to the People: The Great Goan Illusion
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Arun Sinha, deftly uses the analogy of Mrs Lalu
Yadev' planning a menu for her family of eleven with that of
governance in Goa. He illustrates the inevitable confusion that arises
out of seeking consensus on every issue, and using a bottom-up
approach for State planning. 1145 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081210

Video: A tribute to Mario de Miranda. By Pamela D'Mello
13 Aug: You Tube. Like thousands of others one came upon the art of
Mario Miranda as a five year old in a school text book? 4m.22s. Click
here.
http://www.youtube.com/user/pameladmello
On the same page there is a link to Pamela's other video clip, So
Often, which describes the enigma facing Goa's village development.
For a review, by Frederick Noronha, of Mario Mendonca's new book, click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html

Leave them alone
13 Aug: The Telegraph (India). The media are violating the right to
privacy of children who are victims of sexual abuse. 1314 words. Click
here.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080813/jsp/opinion/story_9686457.jsp

Bus conductor taught lesson for misbehaving
13 Aug: Herald. A bus conductor had a lesson to learn when he was
brought to the Panjim Police Station for misbehaving with a lady
passenger ? the passenger alleged the conductor had caught her hand
and asked her in an unruly manner to go and stand in one corner of the
crowded bus?she works in the police department?286 words. Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8274&cid=26

Weekly Update
7 Aug: Times of India ? Goa edition. Weather: Max = 26.5; Min = 23.0.
Humidity 96% to 98%
Exchange rates ?= 82.19; $ =42.07 ; Euro = 65.07

SCARLETT KEELING MURDER

Order on foreigners' panchanamas flouted
7 Aug: Times of India. Shocked by the manner in which a police officer
carried out the inquest panchanama of the body of a foreign national
in 1997, the Goa police passed an order stating that in such cases the
panchanama had to be only handled a police officer not below the rank
of police inspector. However, till date, the instructions have only
remained on paper and have not been followed? the circular has gained
significance, following the alleged rape and murder of Scarlett
Keeling at Anjuna? Nerlon Albuquerque sent a probationary PSI to
conduct the inquest panchnama of Scarlett's body. 535 words. Click
here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Order_on_foreigners_panchanamas_flouted/articleshow/3335568.cms

Scarlett's mother delays visit to India
7 Aug: PTI. Fiona Mackeown has decided to hold back her visit to India
awaiting the lower court's observation in a petition filed against her
by an NGO. 190 words. Click here.
http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/89AFDB331DBB2BB36525749E002D2E70?OpenDocument

Court to hear petition against Scarlett's mother tomorrow
10 Aug: PTI. The Goa Children's Court will on Monday hear the petition
filed against Fiona Mackeown, mother of British teenager Scarlett, by
a Goa-based NGO represented by Aires Rodrigues. 269 words. Click here.
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/002200808101653.htm

Scarlett Keeling: Court against prosecuting mother
11 Aug: UNI. The Children's Court's refused to direct the police to
investigate the role of Fiona Mackeown in the death of her daughter
British teenager Scarlett Keeling?The complaint, filed by Utt Goenkara
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues was disallowed the on the grounds that
it could only be filed by close relatives, police or a competent
authority? 528 words. Click here.
http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-10074.html

Scarlett Keeling: CBI Lifts Look out Circular against Mannion
12 Aug: PTI. The look out circular (LOC) issued against British
National, Michael Mannion, a prime witness in Scarlett death case, has
been lifted?Sources confirmed that Mannion has deposed before the
central investigating agency for four times? 290 words. Click here.
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=49783&n_tit=Panaji%3A+CBI+Lifts+Look+out+Circular+against+Mannion

Scarlett's mother will meet filmmaker
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. Fiona MacKeown has agreed to meet the
filmmakers of Rave Party, a movie based on her daughter's horrific
rape and killing in Goa. The film is also supposed to dissect the drug
scene in the state. Director Prabhakar Shukla says it is great news
for the film. 268 words. Click here.
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1182993
For the Film website, click here.
http://www.pixelproductionsltd.com/#/raveparty/4529081962


IN THE NEWS:

DJ Pearl: Defected Get Diverted
1 Aug: Metro (London)?Defected welcomes DJ Pearl, a member of the
Submerge collective with festivals such as Goa's 15,000 capacity
Sunrise. Pearl will be showcasing her funky, progressive house at
Ibiza's Pacha after London? Click here.
http://www.metro.co.uk/metrolife/article.html?in_article_id=241670&in_page_id=265&in_a_source=
Quote from the DJ Pearl website: Having grown up surrounded by music
and around vinyl collecting parents who themselves were a part of the
Goa music scene back in the 70's, it isn't hard to see why music had
such a major influence on her. Click here.
http://www.djpearl.com/about.htm
For the video, DJ Pearl & Last Vegas - Sexy Girl. 2m.36s. Click here.
http://youtu.be/tWWINfBNfVY

Film Review: Hotel Very Welcome
4 Aug: Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles Film Festival. "Hotel Very
Welcome" presents an unflattering series of ugly tourist poster
children bumbling around Asia?Befuddled Irish backpacker travels from
the deserts of Rajasthan to the beaches of Goa in search of India's
best marijuana. In rare moments of drug-induced lucidity, he
acknowledges that he's on the run from the prospect of imminent
parenthood, occasioned by an ill-advised one night stand? For the film
website with trailer etc. Click here.
http://www.hotelverywelcome.com/

Text + Video. Anjum Anand: Indian gastronomy gets innovative
7 Aug: CNBC TV18. Anjum Anand has got her own TV show; she has got two
books to her credit and third is in the offing. She said, "Now we are
going regional?there are different flavours from regions like Goa,
Punjab, Kashmir and Kerala?it is fantastic because every region is
different?For me, it is an education." Click here.
http://www.moneycontrol.com/mccode/news/article/news_article.php?autono=350276

Indians better at English than Britons, say teachers
8 Aug: Times of India. Many undergraduates in British universities
have such low competence with spelling, punctuation and grammar that
despairing lecturers often spend time teaching the basics of English
to the English. Lecturers say that international students from India
and other former colonies often have higher standards of basic English
than their British colleagues? 303 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Indians_better_at_English_than_Britons_say_teachers/articleshow/3339388.cms

Conservatives protest desi version of Bible
9 Aug: Times of India. India's first home-grown Bible, meant to help
Catholics understand their faith in the context of Indian culture and
tradition has run aground with complaints from within its own fold? It
suggests creation is a story, Eden is a mythical garden, Adam and
Eve's sin was probably a sexual one and so on?854 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mumbai/Conservatives_protest_desi_version_of_Bible_/articleshow/3344526.cms

South Africa: Top chefs to cook at Goan food fest
10 Aug: The Times (South Africa). The exotic flavours of India and
Portugal will mingle at the Goan Food Festival in Durban from August
23 to 30? Bhuvnesh Kumar Verma and Vasco Alvares from the Taj group in
Goa will prepare fare characteristic of Goa in the Beverly Hill
Hotel's Sugar Club restaurant?185 words. Click here.
http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/News/Article.aspx?id=818505

Why judge by skin colour? By Anushka Asthana
10 Aug: The Observer (UK). We all know it's wrong to judge by skin
colour ... so why do we do it? ? for millions of people, skin colour
is still a contentious issue? it matters greatly in India where
wedding adverts include a request for 'complexion', with 'fair'
counting as good and 'very fair' as excellent? 1058 words. Click here.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/aug/10/beauty.race

Philip Lobo: PhD from a laundromat in London.
12 Aug: The Age (Australia). A notorious trades college for
international students may be forced to shut ? it is alleged college
heads sold qualifications for between $10,000 and $30,000 to
visa-seeking international students who did not attend classes?The
college directors are Philip Lobo, 60, of Dubai, where the college has
a campus? In 2002 Mr Lobo was expelled after listing tertiary
qualifications he did not have. He had claimed to have a PhD from a
university whose postal address corresponded with a laundromat in
London. 511 words. Click here.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/rogue-college-faces-melbourne-audit-20080811-3tms.html?skin=text-only

Tesco enters Indian retail business
13 Aug: Times of India. After wooing many Indian realty majors and
retailers, UK's largest retailer Tesco has decided to go solo by
developing a cash-and-carry business with an investment of ? 60
million in the first two years. It has simultaneously zeroed in on a
tie-up with Trent, the Tata group retail arm, to develop the latter's
discount hypermarket format. 474 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Business/India_Business/Tesco_enters_Indian_retail_with_Tata_Trent/articleshow/3358487.cms

GOANET HIGHLIGHTS BY CORNEL DACOSTA

On the theme of 'Environmental degradation of Goa' [1] Prasad Vaman
Raicar presents a short article about environmental concerns in
today's Goa. He praises the Goans for their greater environmental
awareness compared to those in many other Indian states. However, he
cautions us that, the environment is now placed on the backburner
while the the focus has moved to construction activities.

A pertinent question and theme for an article by Sujay Gupta is titled
'NGOs: Where do you get your money from?' [2] This article first
appeared on 8/8/08 in the Herald, Goa, newspaper. Many sharp questions
are raised and a trenchant demand by Gupta is made for transparency on
the source of NGO finances and expenditures in Indian states.

The perennial question of Goans and their crab mentality [3] is
currently very much in the picture on Goanet. Ordinarily, I may not
have re-visited this theme, but several recent posts have generated
new thoughts about this topic. One not to be missed is by Freddy
Agnelo Fernandes from Dubai. It has a 'scientific observational twist'
to it even though Freddy claims no particular expertise in science.

Veteran journalist Frederick Noronha provides an excellent review of
two books under the caption 'A tale of two cartoonists' [4]. This
draws our attention to the careers of Goan cartoonists Mario de
Miranda, and Alex Raphael Fernandes under the pen-name of Alexyz.
Their careers are fascinating in their own right-- starting from their
former base in "Bombay rather than Mumbai" but much information is
provided to us to hopefully add these volumes to our home bookshelves.

With no pun intended, a vet of vet Kevin Saldanha's article titled
'Community initiatives supported by veterinarians' [5] surprised me
somewhat when I learned about how many Goans have worked in this
highly competitive professional field. Kevin's online forum for Goan
veterinarians worldwide has a membership of approximately 45
currently. Of these, about a dozen reside in the Toronto area. I would
be curious to discover how many Goan vets there are in Greater London.

Finally, I reiterate that, Goanet is often the source of very unusual
articles and U.P. Kamath's article 'History: Those un-earthly paddy
fields of Goa' [6] explores the "unusual" construction of Goa's paddy
fields over the centuries. So interested has Namath been about these
Goa features that he has examined them using Google Earth to
understand their unusual formations. He wants to know much more about
them and any Goan Voice (UK) readers who can throw light on these
paddy fields is welcomed to respond to Kamat.

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[1] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078821.html
[2] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078794.html
[3] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078822.html
[4] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html
[5] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078803.html
[6]
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078814.html


UK TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes

COOKERY: Market Kitchen Diaries. UKTV Food
Saturday 16th Aug. 13:30 to 14:30. Recipes include Goan chicken with poha rice?

TRAVEL: India with Michael Palin. UKTV Documentary
Saturday 16th Aug. 22:00 to 23:00. Michael Palin travels to Amritsar and Shimla

TRAVEL: Earthwalkers. Travel Channel
Saturday 16th Aug. 23:00 to 23:30. Jinja, Uganda is a place that's
home not only to the source of the River Nile but also the world's
greatest sequence of class five rapids

TRAVEL: Julian and Camilla's World Odyssey. Travel Channel
Sunday 17th Aug. 21:00 to 22:00. Mumbai.

ARTS: Afternoon Play.BBC Radio Four
Monday 18th Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. It is 2025, Bhavna is an astronaut
and soon to be the first Indian woman to fly to Mars.

DOCUMENTARY: Barry Vera - Feast India: Discovery Travel and Living
Monday 18th to Sun. 25 Aug. 18:30 to 19:00. Barry Vera has a daily
slot for the week, presenting Indian food from different regions

ARTS: Afternoon Play. BBC Radio Four
Thursday 21st Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. Sex for Volunteers. Romantic comedy
by Laura Marney and David Ramos Fernandes. When Suzy's husband takes a
job abroad (Saudi), her sister encourages her to join a team of
first-aiders.

FORTHCOMING

See http://www.lanfranc.com/lanfranc_location_2000.pdf for help in
locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun. 17 Aug. 3 pm. Croydon. Konkani Dramatic Association UK presents
John D'Silva's 25th Silver Jubilee production tiatr, "NATTOK" Charlie
Chaplin from Goa coming to London with his best performance artistes.
Plus artistes from UK. Archbishop Lanfranc High School, Mitcham Rd.
Croydon. Ticket: ?12.00 or ?10.00 in advance. Contact Judy Pacheco
02087632606// 07949403741. For the flyer click here.

Sun.17 Aug. G.O.A. Family Fun at HSBC Sports Club, Beckenham, Kent.
Contact: Richard Fernandes - 020 8300 5347, Vince Fernandes - 020 8764
8780

Sun. 17 Aug: G.O.A. Junior Football Tournament - Cancelled

Sun. 17 Aug. G.O.A. Men's Football Tournament at HSBC Sports Club,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Darren Fernandes - 07956 117703

Mon. 25 Aug. G.O.A. Sports Day at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham
Road, Croydon. Contact: Peter Rodrigues 020 - 8399 4883. For stall
applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457

Sun. 31 Aug. SE Goans Summer Festival at Hurstmere School, Hurst Rd,
Sidcup, DA15 9AW. Starts at 1pm. Music, food stalls, side stalls,
entertainment. If you require a stall at ?30 contact Chris Pinto
01322400732 or Dominic 07854490617

Sun. 31 Aug. World Goa Day at the Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX.
Open-air mass at 12.30pm followed by a picnic in the extensive
grounds. Please arrive by 12.00pm for a prompt start. Contact Fiona
Lobo on 020 8656 3317 fiona.lobo at blueyonder.co.uk for further details
or Rose Fernandes on 020 8409 8388 rosefernandes at milnet.uk.net for car
sharing arrangements (both drivers and passengers).

Sun. 7 Sep: Ex-Aden and Friends Get Together. Archbishop Lanfranc
School Mitcham Road, Croydon. 1pm to 7pm. Tickets, includes meal:
Adults ?10; children (age 3-10) ?5. Bring Your Own Drinks. Music by
Yemeni. For tickets and info: Tony 0208 281 0460. Frank 0208 653 8642.
Sarto 0208 670 3059. Thomas 0208 768 0565. Bosco 0208 684 9154. Chris
0208 679 8703. Gloria 0208 656 3994. Dress Smart Casual ? no jeans or
trainers). Donations of prizes gratefully received.

Sun. 7 Sep. G.O.A. Volleyball Tournament at HSBC Club, Lennard Road,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Richard Fernandes 020 8300 5347

10 -15 Sep. On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of
Our Lady of Lourdes the Goan Chaplaincy has organised a Pilgrimage to
Lourdes/Nevers for 5 days by Luxury Coach - 3 star Hotel - 3 mins from
Grotto. (Full Board at Hotel) All Masses at Lourdes/ Bartres/ Nevers;
Walking Tour of St. Bernadette. ? 250. Please Contact:- Cilla Hermann
On 020 8684 7671 for further details. Book early to avoid
disappointment.

Sat. 27 Sep. SE Goans Belgium day trip. Shopping, seaside, site
seeing. Contact Sharon Pinto 01322400732

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Edna Fernandes: Last Jews of Kerala
10 Aug: Morning Star (UK). Jean Turner reviews the book. During the
reign of King Solomon, merchant Jews made Cochin, Kerala, their home.
A thousand years later, a second wave of Jews arrived. This set up
racial tension between the initial settlers, known as the "Black
Jews", and the new arrivals, the "White Jews". Fernandes records their
family histories, rituals and caste divisions. She follows two such
families to Israel, and examines their subsequent disenchantment. 276
words. Click here.
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index2.php/free/culture/books/jewish_identity_crisis_in_india

Edna Fernandes was born in Nairobi and grew up in London. She is a
former foreign correspondent for the Financial Times, Reuters and Dow
Jones. For the Edna Fernandes website click here.
http://www.ednafernandes.com/

Patricia Rozario: Head to the T?te ? T?te
10 Aug: The Express on Sunday (UK). T?te ? T?te Opera Festival.
Riverside Studios, London W6 ?A semi-operatic diversion was soprano
Patricia Rozario's Mozart-loving taxi driver in Andrew Gant's Don't Go
Down The Elephant After Midnight?Rozario's passengers suffer if they
aren't into Mozart. A fare who asks to be taken to the Coliseum is
thrown out with an operatic blasting when she learns he's seeing the
latest Philip Glass. ? The festival runs until next Sunday. Click
here.
http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/season.pl?f=Tete%20a%20Tete%20presents%20The%20Opera%20Festival
For the GVUK Patricia Rozario profile click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/PatriciaRozario.html

Corryn Rayney: Murder and PR games
10 Aug: The Sunday Times (Aus). ..The senseless death of beautiful,
successful Corryn Rayney a year ago has captured the public's
imagination like few other crimes ...Uniquely it has also provided
legal cover for the media to write about Mr Rayney in the most
sensational terms?842 words. Click here.
http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,24152737-5005374,00.html

Canada: Field hockey team looking for an Olympic upset
10 Aug: Mississauga News. Wayne Fernandes scored the shootout winner
in the Olympic qualifier? Fernandes and Ken Pereira can trace their
roots to Goa?Fernandes comes from a field hockey playing family? Photo
and text, 777 words. Click here.
http://www.mississauga.com/article/17523

Golf: John Fernandes wins Junior Open
11 Aug: Enfield Independent. John Fernandes shot a superb second round
of 69 to win the Enfield Golf Club Junior Open in spite of competing
against players almost two years older than him?181 words+ Photo.
Click here.
http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/sport/localsport/3586220.Fernandes_wins_Junior_Open/
John is the son of Dores and Agnelo Fernandes (ex-Eastleigh, Nairobi)
and brother of Thomas and Isabella. For the GVUK John Fernandes
supplement click here.
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/JohnFernandes.htm
John is in urgent need of sponsorship for a coaching trip to USA.
Contact Agnelo, 0794-1176410 or email agnelodafernandes at hotmail.com

Video: Toronto: Merella Fernandes: Honey For Your Allergies?
12 Aug: City News (Toronto). A new, non-invasive, chemical-free
allergy treatment may already be on your pantry shelves. It's local
honey ..Check Merella Fernandez's experience at a local apiary at the
link below. 1m. 44s. Click here.
http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_25720.aspx
For the GVUK Merella Fernandez supplement click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/MerellaFernandez.html

Overseas Goans and Goan Associations to be networked
13 Aug: Navhind Times. The NRI Commissioner, Mr Eduardo Faleiro has
proposed to link Goans abroad through a network based in Goa?a
proposal to unite all Goan organisations outside Goa under one global
network is also on the cards?a Goa Migration Monitoring Study will
focus mainly on Mumbai. Karachi, East Africa, Portugal, United
Kingdom, Myanmar, Macau, Middle East, USA and Canada. 608 words. Click
here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081358

Global Goans office by 2010: Faleiro
13 Aug: Times of India. The government intends to set up a Global
Goans office in Panaji by December 2009 to unite all Goan
organisations outside Goa, whether elsewhere in India, or abroad to
redress the grievances of non-resident Goans. 220 words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/13&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00403&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

Eugene Correia: Notes from the Goan Convention, Toronto
13 Aug: GoaNet. Eugene Correia, in the fourth and concluding part of
Notes on the Goan Convention 2008, held in Toronto, responds to
queries posed to him about his own role, that of pre-registration,
assistance in securing a visa and divulging of private confidences.
1066 words. Click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078851.html

Karachi: Roland deSouza: You can change yourself
13 Aug: The News - International - Pakistan. Although a member of the
city's dwindling Christian community, Roland deSouza says he opted to
stay in Pakistan while many others migrated?An electrical engineer by
profession, Roland has spent a lifetime advocating human rights,
protection of the environment and creating public awareness regarding
the rule of law?982 words. Click here.
http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=129781

London: Tony Fernandes: Hospital plagued by pests
14 Aug: Islington Gazette. Barts Hospital and the London NHS trust has
had to call out pest control officers on 801 occasions since January
2006 ?Former patient Tony Fernandes who was treated for a leg
infection at Bart's in June, says he was not surprised to hear of the
problems. He said: "This number of infestations is very bad. It is a
sign that there is debris being left behind? Click here.
http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/content/islington/gazette/news/story.aspx?brand=ISLGOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsislg&itemid=WeED13%20Aug%202008%2010%3A44%3A55%3A887

UK: Helen Fernandes: Brain Surgeon's Identity Stolen
14 Aug: Evening Standard (London). Headline: Brain surgeon's identity
stolen for facebook slur on gold medallist. Helen Fernandes. Britain's
leading female brain surgeon told today how she had her identity
stolen on Facebook to attack Britain's new Olympic swimming champion
Rebecca Adlington? Why Ms Fernandes was targeted is a mystery. The
41-year-old mother-of-three, who lives in Barrington, near Cambridge,
is one of only a handful of female neurosurgeons in Britain?515 words.
Click here.
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23532419-details/Brain+surgeon%27s+identity+stolen+for+fake+Facebook+slur+on+Olympic+gold+medallist/article.do
Helen is the daughter of Tennyson Fernandes, (born & brought up in
Zanzibar) and Joy (nee Pearson). Tennyson Fernandes was based at
Mulago Hospital in Kampala from 1963-65 and now lives in the village
of Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

GVUK Donations ?20 and over received
?20: DeSouza, Carmella & Hubert. Fernandes, Bernard. Lobo, Jerome.
Pereira, Eugenia & Ivor. ?25: Nunes, Paul; Rodrigues, Manuel C. ?40:
Dias, Brian. For payment options and the complete list of 2008
Donations click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/2008donations.htm

DEATHS

11 Aug. Reading, Berks, UK. RALPH MASCARENHAS (ex-Entebbe, Uganda;
ex-RAF; keen hockey player). Beloved husband of Maria Alice (n?e
Botelho). Loving father of Reuben (Hull), Rayson/Olivia (London) and
Ravik/Jo (Exeter). Cherished Grandpa of twins Felix and Rafael. A
Funeral Mass, followed by Cremation, will be held in Reading in the
week commencing 18 Aug; details to be announced. Condolences to
ralphalicemascarenhas at gmail.com

11 Aug. Mississauga, Canada. MAXIE RODRIGUES. (Aged 85). Predeceased
by her loving husband Augustine and her first born Anthony. Loving
mother of Mathew (Maureen), Bernard (Georgina), Nelson, and Isabella
(Terry) Barretto. Visitation on Aug. 13. Funeral Mass at St. Francis
Xavier Church, Mississauga, on Thu Aug 14 at 10 a.m. Interment to
follow at Assumption Cemetery. Click here.
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=1382978

11 Aug: Aquem, Margao, Goa. ANTONIO (TONY) FERNANDES. (ex-Tanga,
Tanzania). Husband of Filiciana Cardozo e Fernandes.

10 Aug: Pajifond, Margao, Goa. FR RUI FIGUEIREDO. Son of late
Bemvinda/late Joao. Brother of late Alirio/Sarita (England); late
Plinio/Pilar (Madrid), Ercilia/late Alu (Saligao), Saozinha/Vincent
(Dublin) and Terezinha.

9 Aug. Karachi. LOUIS JOSEPH MARTIS (Minerva Printers). Husband of
Angeline. Father of Steve/Rita Martis; Beverley/Vernon D'Cruz and
Lynette/Fidelis D' Souza. Brother of Fr Anthony Martis, Louisa Pinto
(Canada), Maggie Travas (Canada). For full details from Daily Times of
12 Aug. Click here.
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C08%5C12%5Cstory_12-8-2008_pg12_10

8 Aug. Goa. MARIO JOAQUIM CARVALHO (aged 96; Ex Nairobi East African
Railways). Beloved husband of the late Dolly Carvalho. Father of
Xavier, Marian and Tony. Father-in-law to Maggie and Celcia.
Grandfather to Candice & Dana. Funeral: 18th Aug at 3.30 pm to St
Anthony Church, Siolim.
Condolences can be sent to xaviercarvalho at gmail.com or tonyca1 at aol.com
or mcarv2000 at yahoo.com

6 Aug. Mississauga. CLEOFRIDA D'SOUZA (aged 87). Beloved wife of
Vincent for 62 years. Loving mother of Joyce and her husband Pliny
Noronha and Rayner and her husband Peter Abreu. Proud grandmother of
Conrad, Renata, Marissa, Brennan and Ryan. Click here.
http://www.turnerporter.ca/obits.html

4 Aug: Matol, Verna, Goa. INACIA MARIA DIAS E BRAGANZA. Wife of late
Joao Antonio. Mother of Natalina/Oscar Fernandes (Velsao/UK).

London. ROMAULD PEREIRA. Husband of Anna. Father of Anjali.
Grandfather of Gia. Brother of Paul/Argentina & Vivien. Funeral Mass
at 4.15 pm on 13 Aug. at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Chembur
followed by burial.

HOLIDAY INFORMATION

India is the last choice of expats
7 Aug: Times of India. India is still the least desired place when it
comes to attracting the expatriates for a longer stay, a new survey
conducted by global banking major HSBC reveals. Singapore, the US and
UAE have emerged as the top three most popular destinations based on
four criteria - longevity, earning and saving, luxury and
accommodation?In the overall ranking of 15 economies, Jersey, the UK
and France emerged as the lowest rated expat destinations. 317 words.
Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/India_last_choice_among_expats_to_stay/articleshow/3337805.cms

Goa stares at bleak tourist season
8 Aug: Times of India. Falling tourism arrivals, a cut in the number
of flights and rising fuel costs form the backdrop for the Goa Tourism
Meet 2008, slated for Friday?Diversify, is the new mantra that tourism
will be singing on Friday, at a time when the tourism industry needs a
desperate boost to survive competition. 464 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/Goa_stares_at_bleak_tourist_season/articleshow/3339825.cms

UK: Updated Travel Advisory for Goa
8 Aug. The Times. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Female travellers
to India are advised to respect local dress and customs. You are
advised to take particular care to avoid walking on your own in
isolated areas after incidents of sexual assault in Delhi and Goa.
Click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa-n Have Fun.
8 Aug: Review Goa. It's difficult to know where to start when writing
a review for Goa?The people are like no other in the world, they have
a wicked sense of humour and are so helpful, friendly and welcoming
that it is difficult to come back home. 795 words + comments. Click
here.
http://www.reviewgoa.com/?p=322

Ready, set, Goa
9 Aug: The Advertiser (Australia). From poverty to privilege, historic
forts and temples to offshore casinos, be ready to experience the
gamut of remarkable contrasts in Goa?an insight to life among friendly
Goan people?Sadly, occasional alley spaces are littered with debris,
with walls covered in graffiti?1181 words.

Bad publicity abroad doesn't spell good news
9 Aug: Times of India. The coming tourist season may see not just a
decline in inflow of travellers from the UK, but also Russia and even
Sweden?There is a negative Goa wave developing in foreign countries
due to agitations and opposition to anything foreign?Taxi drivers in
the coastal belts are also concerned?455 words. Click here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Bad_publicity_abroad_doesnt_spell_good_news/articleshow/3344414.cms

St Francis Xavier attracts Indian Catholics
9 Aug: ABC (Spain). Although St Francis Xavier died in China in 1552,
his relics remain in the beautiful Basilica in Old Goa? Until 1950,
the remains could be touched by the public?the last time that the
faithful could see the body was in 2004, it will be necessary to wait
until 2014 to do so again. 575 words, in Spanish. Click here.
http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=FZN7JFWZ24D2

UK warns citizens about Goa
11 Aug: MSN News. ? "In 2007, 40 British nationals died in Goa. Ten of
these deaths were attributed to drug or alcohol abuse," it reads. The
advisory which is timed two months ahead of the formal tourist season
in Goa, has a special mention for it ? Goa attracts around 400,000
foreign tourists, of which more than 50 per cent are UK nationals, who
have even purchased properties in the coastal state. 255 words. Click
here.
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1621550

Tourism, Mopa and Contradictions. By Savio Falleiro
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Recent press reports forecasting a bleak coming
year for tourism is a cause for concern? it becomes quite paradoxical
to hear about plans to develop another airport at Mopa?If having two
airports were a must it would be worthwhile to shift the Navy from
Dabolim to Mopa?the surest way of attracting more tourists, is by
making Goa cleaner regarding garbage, crime and corruption! 475 words.
Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=200808127

Non-residents homing in thick and fast
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. NRIs account for 15-30% of sales in
branded realty developments against 5-15% three years ago. Properties
in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Goa are attracting most of the buyers
?UK-based NRIs usually want a second home in India?603 words. Click
here.
http://www.google.co.uk/news?sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB278GB278&hl=en&ned=&q=Goa+OR+Goan*+OR+Konkan*&ie=UTF-8&scoring=d

'People in Goa have peculiar understanding of customer service'
12 Aug: SKRIN Newswire (Russia). Ural Airlines is going to introduce a
new scheduled flight to Goa, India. 'Our last season made it obvious
that our travelers are ready to go to India despite the long haul and
the peculiar understanding of customer service the indigenous people
appear to have,' says Ural Airlines' Commercial Director Kirill
Skuratov, according to URBC. 172 words.

India deadly for Britons: government report
12 Aug: IANS. Thailand and India are the deadliest destinations for
British visitors, said a government report published Tuesday?Thailand
accounted for 0.3 deaths for every thousand British visitors and India
0.2 deaths? The publication of the report follows the rape and murder
of 15-year-old British holidaymaker Scarlett Keeling in Goa in
February. 340 words. Click here.
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEL20080812175554&Page=L&Title=World&Topic=0
For the full report with statistics click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/newsroom/latest-news/?view=PressR&id=5226192
For the UK Travel Advisory to Goa click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa has to live with tar balls on beaches
13 July: Navhind Times. Looks like tar balls, a annual blot on Goa's
pearly white and much frequented coastline, are here to stay with
experts saying that these tar balls will increase with time. 568
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081359

PRIZE COMPETITION:

Win a holiday for two to Goa
Love Guru: Six day holiday for two adults aged 18 or older to Goa, an
inflatable massage chair, or a Love Guru Kit. Submit a photo or short
video clip of yourself creating an innovative yoga pose? Click here.
http://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/loveguru/

GOA NEWS HEADLINES

Goa has 6,000 IT trained youth jobless
8 Aug: Navhind Times. The president of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, Mr Nitin Kuncolienkar has said that there are around 6,000
unemployed youth in Goa who have completed their IT education/
training at various strata from post-graduation to lower level. 503
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008080831

Book Aldona bridge for Rs 6,000 per day!
8 Aug: Times of India. Forget about open-air venues, the famed Aldona
cable-stayed bridge could be an idyllic location for a private
function at a nominal fee. Believe it or not, one needs to pay only Rs
6,000 per day and Rs 3,000 for half day to use the bridge?502 words.
Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8083&cid=2

Goa Church Cautious About Laws To Protect Old Goa
8 Aug: Indian Catholic. Church people in Goa have taken a cautious
stand on a government proposal to protect Old Goa?The proposal would
ban new construction within two kilometers of the complex and restrict
construction within a wider radius?some "powerful people" have
acquired land that once belonged to the Jesuits within the complex?a
Hindu minister-turned-land developer is "a prime violator" in the
area. 447 words. Click here.
http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=11024

BJP to seek special status for Goa
8 Aug: Zee News. Opposition BJP will move a resolution in the ensuing
session of the Goa Assembly seeking special status for the tourist
state. "There is large-scale migration into the state because of which
the infrastructure has collapsed. We have limited resources within
which we have to manage," Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar said ?
218 words. Click here.
http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=461062&sid=REG

Recipe: Goa's traditional pancakes
9 Aug: Times of India. By Melinda Pereira Kamat. Polles are sweetened
or unsweetened pancakes prepared on the fourth Sunday of the sacred
month of Shravan by the Catholics, Hindus and Muslims in Goa. 888
words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/09&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00401&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

A million mutinies now
10 Aug: Times of India. Goans have sat up from their siesta and found
half their land under the pylons of housing complexes or hotels?"This
shrill rhetoric of Goans versus non-Goans is out to put a jingoistic
slant on the issue," says Oscar Dr Rebello?"We're not saying Goa for
Goans, we're saying Goans first," insists Cota. 919 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Review/A_million_mutinies_now/articleshow/3347087.cms

Goa to be declared a 'safe food town'
10 Aug: Times of India. The Indian Government on Saturday announced
over Rs 76-crore worth of central assistance to boost the food
processing sector in Goa and said the entire state will be declared a
"safe food town"? Rs 50 crore for a mega food park in Goa and Rs 15
crore for the modernisation of the Goa meat complex?403 words. Click
here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/State_to_be_declared_a_safe_food_town/articleshow/3347494.cms

Goa society seeks support to take over int'l film fest
10 Aug: Times of India. The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has
asked the film industry to support them in their plan to take over the
International Film Festival of India?254 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Mumbai/Goa_society_seeks_support_to_take_over_intl_film_fest_/rssarticleshow/3344511.cms

120 evacuated in Salcete
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Heavy rains accompanied by winds created havoc
in South Goa district on Sunday rising the water level of Selaulim
dam. The rainwater flooded out some 120 people from their dwelling
units in Salcete taluka and submerged several low-lying areas of the
district?545 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081112

Flood threatens Goa
11 Aug: PTI. ?Many low lying parts of Goa are already under water with
most of the rivers crossing danger mark. The flood can get worse, if
rains continue for next two days, administration officials
contended?253 words. Clikc here.
http://www.thehindu.com/holnus/004200808111101.htm

Incessant rains lash Goa
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Rising water levels rivers and dams causing
almost flood-like situation forced the people to shift to safer and
higher areas?heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds continued to lash
Goa for fifth day in succession?There were several power supply
interruptions in the Porvorim and Panaji areas ?widespread damage to
property?heavy rains and thunder shower would continue over the next
24 hours? 692 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081113

Landslide breaks Goa-Karnataka link
Click to enlarge
11 Aug: Heavy rains snapped Goa's southern link with neighbouring
Karnataka following a major landslide along Anmod Ghat, a road running
across Molem national wildlife sanctuary?The landslide took place just
next to Dudhsagar waterfall, a tourist spot tucked on the western
ghat?235 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Landslide_breaks_Goa-Karnataka_link/articleshow/3349187.cms
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8167&cid=1


Goa govt in quandary over denotifying SEZs
12 Aug: Economic Times. The Centre, which has not taken any step till
now to denotify the SEZs as demanded by the state, may do so only if
the Goa government is able to persuade the developers to hand back the
land leased to them and to compensate them. An estimated Rs 500 crore
(?60 m) has been invested in the notified SEZs so far. 423 words.
Click here.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Economy/Goa_govt_in_quandary_over_SEZs/articleshow/3353991.cms

Editorial: Power to the People: The Great Goan Illusion
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Arun Sinha, deftly uses the analogy of Mrs Lalu
Yadev' planning a menu for her family of eleven with that of
governance in Goa. He illustrates the inevitable confusion that arises
out of seeking consensus on every issue, and using a bottom-up
approach for State planning. 1145 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081210

Video: A tribute to Mario de Miranda. By Pamela D'Mello
13 Aug: You Tube. Like thousands of others one came upon the art of
Mario Miranda as a five year old in a school text book? 4m.22s. Click
here.
http://www.youtube.com/user/pameladmello
On the same page there is a link to Pamela's other video clip, So
Often, which describes the enigma facing Goa's village development.
For a review, by Frederick Noronha, of Mario Mendonca's new book, click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html

Leave them alone
13 Aug: The Telegraph (India). The media are violating the right to
privacy of children who are victims of sexual abuse. 1314 words. Click
here.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080813/jsp/opinion/story_9686457.jsp

Bus conductor taught lesson for misbehaving
13 Aug: Herald. A bus conductor had a lesson to learn when he was
brought to the Panjim Police Station for misbehaving with a lady
passenger ? the passenger alleged the conductor had caught her hand
and asked her in an unruly manner to go and stand in one corner of the
crowded bus?she works in the police department?286 words. Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8274&cid=26

Weekly Update
7 Aug: Times of India ? Goa edition. Weather: Max = 26.5; Min = 23.0.
Humidity 96% to 98%
Exchange rates ?= 82.19; $ =42.07 ; Euro = 65.07

SCARLETT KEELING MURDER

Order on foreigners' panchanamas flouted
7 Aug: Times of India. Shocked by the manner in which a police officer
carried out the inquest panchanama of the body of a foreign national
in 1997, the Goa police passed an order stating that in such cases the
panchanama had to be only handled a police officer not below the rank
of police inspector. However, till date, the instructions have only
remained on paper and have not been followed? the circular has gained
significance, following the alleged rape and murder of Scarlett
Keeling at Anjuna? Nerlon Albuquerque sent a probationary PSI to
conduct the inquest panchnama of Scarlett's body. 535 words. Click
here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Order_on_foreigners_panchanamas_flouted/articleshow/3335568.cms

Scarlett's mother delays visit to India
7 Aug: PTI. Fiona Mackeown has decided to hold back her visit to India
awaiting the lower court's observation in a petition filed against her
by an NGO. 190 words. Click here.
http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/89AFDB331DBB2BB36525749E002D2E70?OpenDocument

Court to hear petition against Scarlett's mother tomorrow
10 Aug: PTI. The Goa Children's Court will on Monday hear the petition
filed against Fiona Mackeown, mother of British teenager Scarlett, by
a Goa-based NGO represented by Aires Rodrigues. 269 words. Click here.
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/002200808101653.htm

Scarlett Keeling: Court against prosecuting mother
11 Aug: UNI. The Children's Court's refused to direct the police to
investigate the role of Fiona Mackeown in the death of her daughter
British teenager Scarlett Keeling?The complaint, filed by Utt Goenkara
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues was disallowed the on the grounds that
it could only be filed by close relatives, police or a competent
authority? 528 words. Click here.
http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-10074.html

Scarlett Keeling: CBI Lifts Look out Circular against Mannion
12 Aug: PTI. The look out circular (LOC) issued against British
National, Michael Mannion, a prime witness in Scarlett death case, has
been lifted?Sources confirmed that Mannion has deposed before the
central investigating agency for four times? 290 words. Click here.
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=49783&n_tit=Panaji%3A+CBI+Lifts+Look+out+Circular+against+Mannion

Scarlett's mother will meet filmmaker
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. Fiona MacKeown has agreed to meet the
filmmakers of Rave Party, a movie based on her daughter's horrific
rape and killing in Goa. The film is also supposed to dissect the drug
scene in the state. Director Prabhakar Shukla says it is great news
for the film. 268 words. Click here.
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1182993
For the Film website, click here.
http://www.pixelproductionsltd.com/#/raveparty/4529081962


IN THE NEWS:

DJ Pearl: Defected Get Diverted
1 Aug: Metro (London)?Defected welcomes DJ Pearl, a member of the
Submerge collective with festivals such as Goa's 15,000 capacity
Sunrise. Pearl will be showcasing her funky, progressive house at
Ibiza's Pacha after London? Click here.
http://www.metro.co.uk/metrolife/article.html?in_article_id=241670&in_page_id=265&in_a_source=
Quote from the DJ Pearl website: Having grown up surrounded by music
and around vinyl collecting parents who themselves were a part of the
Goa music scene back in the 70's, it isn't hard to see why music had
such a major influence on her. Click here.
http://www.djpearl.com/about.htm
For the video, DJ Pearl & Last Vegas - Sexy Girl. 2m.36s. Click here.
http://youtu.be/tWWINfBNfVY

Film Review: Hotel Very Welcome
4 Aug: Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles Film Festival. "Hotel Very
Welcome" presents an unflattering series of ugly tourist poster
children bumbling around Asia?Befuddled Irish backpacker travels from
the deserts of Rajasthan to the beaches of Goa in search of India's
best marijuana. In rare moments of drug-induced lucidity, he
acknowledges that he's on the run from the prospect of imminent
parenthood, occasioned by an ill-advised one night stand? For the film
website with trailer etc. Click here.
http://www.hotelverywelcome.com/

Text + Video. Anjum Anand: Indian gastronomy gets innovative
7 Aug: CNBC TV18. Anjum Anand has got her own TV show; she has got two
books to her credit and third is in the offing. She said, "Now we are
going regional?there are different flavours from regions like Goa,
Punjab, Kashmir and Kerala?it is fantastic because every region is
different?For me, it is an education." Click here.
http://www.moneycontrol.com/mccode/news/article/news_article.php?autono=350276

Indians better at English than Britons, say teachers
8 Aug: Times of India. Many undergraduates in British universities
have such low competence with spelling, punctuation and grammar that
despairing lecturers often spend time teaching the basics of English
to the English. Lecturers say that international students from India
and other former colonies often have higher standards of basic English
than their British colleagues? 303 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Indians_better_at_English_than_Britons_say_teachers/articleshow/3339388.cms

Conservatives protest desi version of Bible
9 Aug: Times of India. India's first home-grown Bible, meant to help
Catholics understand their faith in the context of Indian culture and
tradition has run aground with complaints from within its own fold? It
suggests creation is a story, Eden is a mythical garden, Adam and
Eve's sin was probably a sexual one and so on?854 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mumbai/Conservatives_protest_desi_version_of_Bible_/articleshow/3344526.cms

South Africa: Top chefs to cook at Goan food fest
10 Aug: The Times (South Africa). The exotic flavours of India and
Portugal will mingle at the Goan Food Festival in Durban from August
23 to 30? Bhuvnesh Kumar Verma and Vasco Alvares from the Taj group in
Goa will prepare fare characteristic of Goa in the Beverly Hill
Hotel's Sugar Club restaurant?185 words. Click here.
http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/News/Article.aspx?id=818505

Why judge by skin colour? By Anushka Asthana
10 Aug: The Observer (UK). We all know it's wrong to judge by skin
colour ... so why do we do it? ? for millions of people, skin colour
is still a contentious issue? it matters greatly in India where
wedding adverts include a request for 'complexion', with 'fair'
counting as good and 'very fair' as excellent? 1058 words. Click here.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/aug/10/beauty.race

Philip Lobo: PhD from a laundromat in London.
12 Aug: The Age (Australia). A notorious trades college for
international students may be forced to shut ? it is alleged college
heads sold qualifications for between $10,000 and $30,000 to
visa-seeking international students who did not attend classes?The
college directors are Philip Lobo, 60, of Dubai, where the college has
a campus? In 2002 Mr Lobo was expelled after listing tertiary
qualifications he did not have. He had claimed to have a PhD from a
university whose postal address corresponded with a laundromat in
London. 511 words. Click here.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/rogue-college-faces-melbourne-audit-20080811-3tms.html?skin=text-only

Tesco enters Indian retail business
13 Aug: Times of India. After wooing many Indian realty majors and
retailers, UK's largest retailer Tesco has decided to go solo by
developing a cash-and-carry business with an investment of ? 60
million in the first two years. It has simultaneously zeroed in on a
tie-up with Trent, the Tata group retail arm, to develop the latter's
discount hypermarket format. 474 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Business/India_Business/Tesco_enters_Indian_retail_with_Tata_Trent/articleshow/3358487.cms

GOANET HIGHLIGHTS BY CORNEL DACOSTA

On the theme of 'Environmental degradation of Goa' [1] Prasad Vaman
Raicar presents a short article about environmental concerns in
today's Goa. He praises the Goans for their greater environmental
awareness compared to those in many other Indian states. However, he
cautions us that, the environment is now placed on the backburner
while the the focus has moved to construction activities.

A pertinent question and theme for an article by Sujay Gupta is titled
'NGOs: Where do you get your money from?' [2] This article first
appeared on 8/8/08 in the Herald, Goa, newspaper. Many sharp questions
are raised and a trenchant demand by Gupta is made for transparency on
the source of NGO finances and expenditures in Indian states.

The perennial question of Goans and their crab mentality [3] is
currently very much in the picture on Goanet. Ordinarily, I may not
have re-visited this theme, but several recent posts have generated
new thoughts about this topic. One not to be missed is by Freddy
Agnelo Fernandes from Dubai. It has a 'scientific observational twist'
to it even though Freddy claims no particular expertise in science.

Veteran journalist Frederick Noronha provides an excellent review of
two books under the caption 'A tale of two cartoonists' [4]. This
draws our attention to the careers of Goan cartoonists Mario de
Miranda, and Alex Raphael Fernandes under the pen-name of Alexyz.
Their careers are fascinating in their own right-- starting from their
former base in "Bombay rather than Mumbai" but much information is
provided to us to hopefully add these volumes to our home bookshelves.

With no pun intended, a vet of vet Kevin Saldanha's article titled
'Community initiatives supported by veterinarians' [5] surprised me
somewhat when I learned about how many Goans have worked in this
highly competitive professional field. Kevin's online forum for Goan
veterinarians worldwide has a membership of approximately 45
currently. Of these, about a dozen reside in the Toronto area. I would
be curious to discover how many Goan vets there are in Greater London.

Finally, I reiterate that, Goanet is often the source of very unusual
articles and U.P. Kamath's article 'History: Those un-earthly paddy
fields of Goa' [6] explores the "unusual" construction of Goa's paddy
fields over the centuries. So interested has Namath been about these
Goa features that he has examined them using Google Earth to
understand their unusual formations. He wants to know much more about
them and any Goan Voice (UK) readers who can throw light on these
paddy fields is welcomed to respond to Kamat.

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[1] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078821.html
[2] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078794.html
[3] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078822.html
[4] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html
[5] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078803.html
[6]
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078814.html


UK TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes

COOKERY: Market Kitchen Diaries. UKTV Food
Saturday 16th Aug. 13:30 to 14:30. Recipes include Goan chicken with poha rice?

TRAVEL: India with Michael Palin. UKTV Documentary
Saturday 16th Aug. 22:00 to 23:00. Michael Palin travels to Amritsar and Shimla

TRAVEL: Earthwalkers. Travel Channel
Saturday 16th Aug. 23:00 to 23:30. Jinja, Uganda is a place that's
home not only to the source of the River Nile but also the world's
greatest sequence of class five rapids

TRAVEL: Julian and Camilla's World Odyssey. Travel Channel
Sunday 17th Aug. 21:00 to 22:00. Mumbai.

ARTS: Afternoon Play.BBC Radio Four
Monday 18th Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. It is 2025, Bhavna is an astronaut
and soon to be the first Indian woman to fly to Mars.

DOCUMENTARY: Barry Vera - Feast India: Discovery Travel and Living
Monday 18th to Sun. 25 Aug. 18:30 to 19:00. Barry Vera has a daily
slot for the week, presenting Indian food from different regions

ARTS: Afternoon Play. BBC Radio Four
Thursday 21st Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. Sex for Volunteers. Romantic comedy
by Laura Marney and David Ramos Fernandes. When Suzy's husband takes a
job abroad (Saudi), her sister encourages her to join a team of
first-aiders.

FORTHCOMING

See http://www.lanfranc.com/lanfranc_location_2000.pdf for help in
locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun. 17 Aug. 3 pm. Croydon. Konkani Dramatic Association UK presents
John D'Silva's 25th Silver Jubilee production tiatr, "NATTOK" Charlie
Chaplin from Goa coming to London with his best performance artistes.
Plus artistes from UK. Archbishop Lanfranc High School, Mitcham Rd.
Croydon. Ticket: ?12.00 or ?10.00 in advance. Contact Judy Pacheco
02087632606// 07949403741. For the flyer click here.

Sun.17 Aug. G.O.A. Family Fun at HSBC Sports Club, Beckenham, Kent.
Contact: Richard Fernandes - 020 8300 5347, Vince Fernandes - 020 8764
8780

Sun. 17 Aug: G.O.A. Junior Football Tournament - Cancelled

Sun. 17 Aug. G.O.A. Men's Football Tournament at HSBC Sports Club,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Darren Fernandes - 07956 117703

Mon. 25 Aug. G.O.A. Sports Day at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham
Road, Croydon. Contact: Peter Rodrigues 020 - 8399 4883. For stall
applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457

Sun. 31 Aug. SE Goans Summer Festival at Hurstmere School, Hurst Rd,
Sidcup, DA15 9AW. Starts at 1pm. Music, food stalls, side stalls,
entertainment. If you require a stall at ?30 contact Chris Pinto
01322400732 or Dominic 07854490617

Sun. 31 Aug. World Goa Day at the Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX.
Open-air mass at 12.30pm followed by a picnic in the extensive
grounds. Please arrive by 12.00pm for a prompt start. Contact Fiona
Lobo on 020 8656 3317 fiona.lobo at blueyonder.co.uk for further details
or Rose Fernandes on 020 8409 8388 rosefernandes at milnet.uk.net for car
sharing arrangements (both drivers and passengers).

Sun. 7 Sep: Ex-Aden and Friends Get Together. Archbishop Lanfranc
School Mitcham Road, Croydon. 1pm to 7pm. Tickets, includes meal:
Adults ?10; children (age 3-10) ?5. Bring Your Own Drinks. Music by
Yemeni. For tickets and info: Tony 0208 281 0460. Frank 0208 653 8642.
Sarto 0208 670 3059. Thomas 0208 768 0565. Bosco 0208 684 9154. Chris
0208 679 8703. Gloria 0208 656 3994. Dress Smart Casual ? no jeans or
trainers). Donations of prizes gratefully received.

Sun. 7 Sep. G.O.A. Volleyball Tournament at HSBC Club, Lennard Road,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Richard Fernandes 020 8300 5347

10 -15 Sep. On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of
Our Lady of Lourdes the Goan Chaplaincy has organised a Pilgrimage to
Lourdes/Nevers for 5 days by Luxury Coach - 3 star Hotel - 3 mins from
Grotto. (Full Board at Hotel) All Masses at Lourdes/ Bartres/ Nevers;
Walking Tour of St. Bernadette. ? 250. Please Contact:- Cilla Hermann
On 020 8684 7671 for further details. Book early to avoid
disappointment.

Sat. 27 Sep. SE Goans Belgium day trip. Shopping, seaside, site
seeing. Contact Sharon Pinto 01322400732

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Newsletter. Issue 2008-33. August. 14, 2008

COMMUNITY NEWS

Edna Fernandes: Last Jews of Kerala
10 Aug: Morning Star (UK). Jean Turner reviews the book. During the
reign of King Solomon, merchant Jews made Cochin, Kerala, their home.
A thousand years later, a second wave of Jews arrived. This set up
racial tension between the initial settlers, known as the "Black
Jews", and the new arrivals, the "White Jews". Fernandes records their
family histories, rituals and caste divisions. She follows two such
families to Israel, and examines their subsequent disenchantment. 276
words. Click here.
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index2.php/free/culture/books/jewish_identity_crisis_in_india

Edna Fernandes was born in Nairobi and grew up in London. She is a
former foreign correspondent for the Financial Times, Reuters and Dow
Jones. For the Edna Fernandes website click here.
http://www.ednafernandes.com/

Patricia Rozario: Head to the T?te ? T?te
10 Aug: The Express on Sunday (UK). T?te ? T?te Opera Festival.
Riverside Studios, London W6 ?A semi-operatic diversion was soprano
Patricia Rozario's Mozart-loving taxi driver in Andrew Gant's Don't Go
Down The Elephant After Midnight?Rozario's passengers suffer if they
aren't into Mozart. A fare who asks to be taken to the Coliseum is
thrown out with an operatic blasting when she learns he's seeing the
latest Philip Glass. ? The festival runs until next Sunday. Click
here.
http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/season.pl?f=Tete%20a%20Tete%20presents%20The%20Opera%20Festival
For the GVUK Patricia Rozario profile click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/PatriciaRozario.html

Corryn Rayney: Murder and PR games
10 Aug: The Sunday Times (Aus). ..The senseless death of beautiful,
successful Corryn Rayney a year ago has captured the public's
imagination like few other crimes ...Uniquely it has also provided
legal cover for the media to write about Mr Rayney in the most
sensational terms?842 words. Click here.
http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,24152737-5005374,00.html

Canada: Field hockey team looking for an Olympic upset
10 Aug: Mississauga News. Wayne Fernandes scored the shootout winner
in the Olympic qualifier? Fernandes and Ken Pereira can trace their
roots to Goa?Fernandes comes from a field hockey playing family? Photo
and text, 777 words. Click here.
http://www.mississauga.com/article/17523

Golf: John Fernandes wins Junior Open
11 Aug: Enfield Independent. John Fernandes shot a superb second round
of 69 to win the Enfield Golf Club Junior Open in spite of competing
against players almost two years older than him?181 words+ Photo.
Click here.
http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/sport/localsport/3586220.Fernandes_wins_Junior_Open/
John is the son of Dores and Agnelo Fernandes (ex-Eastleigh, Nairobi)
and brother of Thomas and Isabella. For the GVUK John Fernandes
supplement click here.
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/JohnFernandes.htm
John is in urgent need of sponsorship for a coaching trip to USA.
Contact Agnelo, 0794-1176410 or email agnelodafernandes at hotmail.com

Video: Toronto: Merella Fernandes: Honey For Your Allergies?
12 Aug: City News (Toronto). A new, non-invasive, chemical-free
allergy treatment may already be on your pantry shelves. It's local
honey ..Check Merella Fernandez's experience at a local apiary at the
link below. 1m. 44s. Click here.
http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_25720.aspx
For the GVUK Merella Fernandez supplement click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/MerellaFernandez.html

Overseas Goans and Goan Associations to be networked
13 Aug: Navhind Times. The NRI Commissioner, Mr Eduardo Faleiro has
proposed to link Goans abroad through a network based in Goa?a
proposal to unite all Goan organisations outside Goa under one global
network is also on the cards?a Goa Migration Monitoring Study will
focus mainly on Mumbai. Karachi, East Africa, Portugal, United
Kingdom, Myanmar, Macau, Middle East, USA and Canada. 608 words. Click
here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081358

Global Goans office by 2010: Faleiro
13 Aug: Times of India. The government intends to set up a Global
Goans office in Panaji by December 2009 to unite all Goan
organisations outside Goa, whether elsewhere in India, or abroad to
redress the grievances of non-resident Goans. 220 words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/13&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00403&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

Eugene Correia: Notes from the Goan Convention, Toronto
13 Aug: GoaNet. Eugene Correia, in the fourth and concluding part of
Notes on the Goan Convention 2008, held in Toronto, responds to
queries posed to him about his own role, that of pre-registration,
assistance in securing a visa and divulging of private confidences.
1066 words. Click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078851.html

Karachi: Roland deSouza: You can change yourself
13 Aug: The News - International - Pakistan. Although a member of the
city's dwindling Christian community, Roland deSouza says he opted to
stay in Pakistan while many others migrated?An electrical engineer by
profession, Roland has spent a lifetime advocating human rights,
protection of the environment and creating public awareness regarding
the rule of law?982 words. Click here.
http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=129781

London: Tony Fernandes: Hospital plagued by pests
14 Aug: Islington Gazette. Barts Hospital and the London NHS trust has
had to call out pest control officers on 801 occasions since January
2006 ?Former patient Tony Fernandes who was treated for a leg
infection at Bart's in June, says he was not surprised to hear of the
problems. He said: "This number of infestations is very bad. It is a
sign that there is debris being left behind? Click here.
http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/content/islington/gazette/news/story.aspx?brand=ISLGOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsislg&itemid=WeED13%20Aug%202008%2010%3A44%3A55%3A887

UK: Helen Fernandes: Brain Surgeon's Identity Stolen
14 Aug: Evening Standard (London). Headline: Brain surgeon's identity
stolen for facebook slur on gold medallist. Helen Fernandes. Britain's
leading female brain surgeon told today how she had her identity
stolen on Facebook to attack Britain's new Olympic swimming champion
Rebecca Adlington? Why Ms Fernandes was targeted is a mystery. The
41-year-old mother-of-three, who lives in Barrington, near Cambridge,
is one of only a handful of female neurosurgeons in Britain?515 words.
Click here.
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23532419-details/Brain+surgeon%27s+identity+stolen+for+fake+Facebook+slur+on+Olympic+gold+medallist/article.do
Helen is the daughter of Tennyson Fernandes, (born & brought up in
Zanzibar) and Joy (nee Pearson). Tennyson Fernandes was based at
Mulago Hospital in Kampala from 1963-65 and now lives in the village
of Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

GVUK Donations ?20 and over received
?20: DeSouza, Carmella & Hubert. Fernandes, Bernard. Lobo, Jerome.
Pereira, Eugenia & Ivor. ?25: Nunes, Paul; Rodrigues, Manuel C. ?40:
Dias, Brian. For payment options and the complete list of 2008
Donations click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/2008donations.htm

DEATHS

11 Aug. Reading, Berks, UK. RALPH MASCARENHAS (ex-Entebbe, Uganda;
ex-RAF; keen hockey player). Beloved husband of Maria Alice (n?e
Botelho). Loving father of Reuben (Hull), Rayson/Olivia (London) and
Ravik/Jo (Exeter). Cherished Grandpa of twins Felix and Rafael. A
Funeral Mass, followed by Cremation, will be held in Reading in the
week commencing 18 Aug; details to be announced. Condolences to
ralphalicemascarenhas at gmail.com

11 Aug. Mississauga, Canada. MAXIE RODRIGUES. (Aged 85). Predeceased
by her loving husband Augustine and her first born Anthony. Loving
mother of Mathew (Maureen), Bernard (Georgina), Nelson, and Isabella
(Terry) Barretto. Visitation on Aug. 13. Funeral Mass at St. Francis
Xavier Church, Mississauga, on Thu Aug 14 at 10 a.m. Interment to
follow at Assumption Cemetery. Click here.
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=1382978

11 Aug: Aquem, Margao, Goa. ANTONIO (TONY) FERNANDES. (ex-Tanga,
Tanzania). Husband of Filiciana Cardozo e Fernandes.

10 Aug: Pajifond, Margao, Goa. FR RUI FIGUEIREDO. Son of late
Bemvinda/late Joao. Brother of late Alirio/Sarita (England); late
Plinio/Pilar (Madrid), Ercilia/late Alu (Saligao), Saozinha/Vincent
(Dublin) and Terezinha.

9 Aug. Karachi. LOUIS JOSEPH MARTIS (Minerva Printers). Husband of
Angeline. Father of Steve/Rita Martis; Beverley/Vernon D'Cruz and
Lynette/Fidelis D' Souza. Brother of Fr Anthony Martis, Louisa Pinto
(Canada), Maggie Travas (Canada). For full details from Daily Times of
12 Aug. Click here.
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C08%5C12%5Cstory_12-8-2008_pg12_10

8 Aug. Goa. MARIO JOAQUIM CARVALHO (aged 96; Ex Nairobi East African
Railways). Beloved husband of the late Dolly Carvalho. Father of
Xavier, Marian and Tony. Father-in-law to Maggie and Celcia.
Grandfather to Candice & Dana. Funeral: 18th Aug at 3.30 pm to St
Anthony Church, Siolim.
Condolences can be sent to xaviercarvalho at gmail.com or tonyca1 at aol.com
or mcarv2000 at yahoo.com

6 Aug. Mississauga. CLEOFRIDA D'SOUZA (aged 87). Beloved wife of
Vincent for 62 years. Loving mother of Joyce and her husband Pliny
Noronha and Rayner and her husband Peter Abreu. Proud grandmother of
Conrad, Renata, Marissa, Brennan and Ryan. Click here.
http://www.turnerporter.ca/obits.html

4 Aug: Matol, Verna, Goa. INACIA MARIA DIAS E BRAGANZA. Wife of late
Joao Antonio. Mother of Natalina/Oscar Fernandes (Velsao/UK).

London. ROMAULD PEREIRA. Husband of Anna. Father of Anjali.
Grandfather of Gia. Brother of Paul/Argentina & Vivien. Funeral Mass
at 4.15 pm on 13 Aug. at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Chembur
followed by burial.

HOLIDAY INFORMATION

India is the last choice of expats
7 Aug: Times of India. India is still the least desired place when it
comes to attracting the expatriates for a longer stay, a new survey
conducted by global banking major HSBC reveals. Singapore, the US and
UAE have emerged as the top three most popular destinations based on
four criteria - longevity, earning and saving, luxury and
accommodation?In the overall ranking of 15 economies, Jersey, the UK
and France emerged as the lowest rated expat destinations. 317 words.
Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/India_last_choice_among_expats_to_stay/articleshow/3337805.cms

Goa stares at bleak tourist season
8 Aug: Times of India. Falling tourism arrivals, a cut in the number
of flights and rising fuel costs form the backdrop for the Goa Tourism
Meet 2008, slated for Friday?Diversify, is the new mantra that tourism
will be singing on Friday, at a time when the tourism industry needs a
desperate boost to survive competition. 464 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/Goa_stares_at_bleak_tourist_season/articleshow/3339825.cms

UK: Updated Travel Advisory for Goa
8 Aug. The Times. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Female travellers
to India are advised to respect local dress and customs. You are
advised to take particular care to avoid walking on your own in
isolated areas after incidents of sexual assault in Delhi and Goa.
Click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa-n Have Fun.
8 Aug: Review Goa. It's difficult to know where to start when writing
a review for Goa?The people are like no other in the world, they have
a wicked sense of humour and are so helpful, friendly and welcoming
that it is difficult to come back home. 795 words + comments. Click
here.
http://www.reviewgoa.com/?p=322

Ready, set, Goa
9 Aug: The Advertiser (Australia). From poverty to privilege, historic
forts and temples to offshore casinos, be ready to experience the
gamut of remarkable contrasts in Goa?an insight to life among friendly
Goan people?Sadly, occasional alley spaces are littered with debris,
with walls covered in graffiti?1181 words.

Bad publicity abroad doesn't spell good news
9 Aug: Times of India. The coming tourist season may see not just a
decline in inflow of travellers from the UK, but also Russia and even
Sweden?There is a negative Goa wave developing in foreign countries
due to agitations and opposition to anything foreign?Taxi drivers in
the coastal belts are also concerned?455 words. Click here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Bad_publicity_abroad_doesnt_spell_good_news/articleshow/3344414.cms

St Francis Xavier attracts Indian Catholics
9 Aug: ABC (Spain). Although St Francis Xavier died in China in 1552,
his relics remain in the beautiful Basilica in Old Goa? Until 1950,
the remains could be touched by the public?the last time that the
faithful could see the body was in 2004, it will be necessary to wait
until 2014 to do so again. 575 words, in Spanish. Click here.
http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=FZN7JFWZ24D2

UK warns citizens about Goa
11 Aug: MSN News. ? "In 2007, 40 British nationals died in Goa. Ten of
these deaths were attributed to drug or alcohol abuse," it reads. The
advisory which is timed two months ahead of the formal tourist season
in Goa, has a special mention for it ? Goa attracts around 400,000
foreign tourists, of which more than 50 per cent are UK nationals, who
have even purchased properties in the coastal state. 255 words. Click
here.
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1621550

Tourism, Mopa and Contradictions. By Savio Falleiro
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Recent press reports forecasting a bleak coming
year for tourism is a cause for concern? it becomes quite paradoxical
to hear about plans to develop another airport at Mopa?If having two
airports were a must it would be worthwhile to shift the Navy from
Dabolim to Mopa?the surest way of attracting more tourists, is by
making Goa cleaner regarding garbage, crime and corruption! 475 words.
Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=200808127

Non-residents homing in thick and fast
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. NRIs account for 15-30% of sales in
branded realty developments against 5-15% three years ago. Properties
in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Goa are attracting most of the buyers
?UK-based NRIs usually want a second home in India?603 words. Click
here.
http://www.google.co.uk/news?sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB278GB278&hl=en&ned=&q=Goa+OR+Goan*+OR+Konkan*&ie=UTF-8&scoring=d

'People in Goa have peculiar understanding of customer service'
12 Aug: SKRIN Newswire (Russia). Ural Airlines is going to introduce a
new scheduled flight to Goa, India. 'Our last season made it obvious
that our travelers are ready to go to India despite the long haul and
the peculiar understanding of customer service the indigenous people
appear to have,' says Ural Airlines' Commercial Director Kirill
Skuratov, according to URBC. 172 words.

India deadly for Britons: government report
12 Aug: IANS. Thailand and India are the deadliest destinations for
British visitors, said a government report published Tuesday?Thailand
accounted for 0.3 deaths for every thousand British visitors and India
0.2 deaths? The publication of the report follows the rape and murder
of 15-year-old British holidaymaker Scarlett Keeling in Goa in
February. 340 words. Click here.
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEL20080812175554&Page=L&Title=World&Topic=0
For the full report with statistics click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/newsroom/latest-news/?view=PressR&id=5226192
For the UK Travel Advisory to Goa click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa has to live with tar balls on beaches
13 July: Navhind Times. Looks like tar balls, a annual blot on Goa's
pearly white and much frequented coastline, are here to stay with
experts saying that these tar balls will increase with time. 568
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081359

PRIZE COMPETITION:

Win a holiday for two to Goa
Love Guru: Six day holiday for two adults aged 18 or older to Goa, an
inflatable massage chair, or a Love Guru Kit. Submit a photo or short
video clip of yourself creating an innovative yoga pose? Click here.
http://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/loveguru/

GOA NEWS HEADLINES

Goa has 6,000 IT trained youth jobless
8 Aug: Navhind Times. The president of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, Mr Nitin Kuncolienkar has said that there are around 6,000
unemployed youth in Goa who have completed their IT education/
training at various strata from post-graduation to lower level. 503
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008080831

Book Aldona bridge for Rs 6,000 per day!
8 Aug: Times of India. Forget about open-air venues, the famed Aldona
cable-stayed bridge could be an idyllic location for a private
function at a nominal fee. Believe it or not, one needs to pay only Rs
6,000 per day and Rs 3,000 for half day to use the bridge?502 words.
Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8083&cid=2

Goa Church Cautious About Laws To Protect Old Goa
8 Aug: Indian Catholic. Church people in Goa have taken a cautious
stand on a government proposal to protect Old Goa?The proposal would
ban new construction within two kilometers of the complex and restrict
construction within a wider radius?some "powerful people" have
acquired land that once belonged to the Jesuits within the complex?a
Hindu minister-turned-land developer is "a prime violator" in the
area. 447 words. Click here.
http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=11024

BJP to seek special status for Goa
8 Aug: Zee News. Opposition BJP will move a resolution in the ensuing
session of the Goa Assembly seeking special status for the tourist
state. "There is large-scale migration into the state because of which
the infrastructure has collapsed. We have limited resources within
which we have to manage," Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar said ?
218 words. Click here.
http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=461062&sid=REG

Recipe: Goa's traditional pancakes
9 Aug: Times of India. By Melinda Pereira Kamat. Polles are sweetened
or unsweetened pancakes prepared on the fourth Sunday of the sacred
month of Shravan by the Catholics, Hindus and Muslims in Goa. 888
words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/09&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00401&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

A million mutinies now
10 Aug: Times of India. Goans have sat up from their siesta and found
half their land under the pylons of housing complexes or hotels?"This
shrill rhetoric of Goans versus non-Goans is out to put a jingoistic
slant on the issue," says Oscar Dr Rebello?"We're not saying Goa for
Goans, we're saying Goans first," insists Cota. 919 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Review/A_million_mutinies_now/articleshow/3347087.cms

Goa to be declared a 'safe food town'
10 Aug: Times of India. The Indian Government on Saturday announced
over Rs 76-crore worth of central assistance to boost the food
processing sector in Goa and said the entire state will be declared a
"safe food town"? Rs 50 crore for a mega food park in Goa and Rs 15
crore for the modernisation of the Goa meat complex?403 words. Click
here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/State_to_be_declared_a_safe_food_town/articleshow/3347494.cms

Goa society seeks support to take over int'l film fest
10 Aug: Times of India. The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has
asked the film industry to support them in their plan to take over the
International Film Festival of India?254 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Mumbai/Goa_society_seeks_support_to_take_over_intl_film_fest_/rssarticleshow/3344511.cms

120 evacuated in Salcete
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Heavy rains accompanied by winds created havoc
in South Goa district on Sunday rising the water level of Selaulim
dam. The rainwater flooded out some 120 people from their dwelling
units in Salcete taluka and submerged several low-lying areas of the
district?545 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081112

Flood threatens Goa
11 Aug: PTI. ?Many low lying parts of Goa are already under water with
most of the rivers crossing danger mark. The flood can get worse, if
rains continue for next two days, administration officials
contended?253 words. Clikc here.
http://www.thehindu.com/holnus/004200808111101.htm

Incessant rains lash Goa
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Rising water levels rivers and dams causing
almost flood-like situation forced the people to shift to safer and
higher areas?heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds continued to lash
Goa for fifth day in succession?There were several power supply
interruptions in the Porvorim and Panaji areas ?widespread damage to
property?heavy rains and thunder shower would continue over the next
24 hours? 692 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081113

Landslide breaks Goa-Karnataka link
Click to enlarge
11 Aug: Heavy rains snapped Goa's southern link with neighbouring
Karnataka following a major landslide along Anmod Ghat, a road running
across Molem national wildlife sanctuary?The landslide took place just
next to Dudhsagar waterfall, a tourist spot tucked on the western
ghat?235 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Landslide_breaks_Goa-Karnataka_link/articleshow/3349187.cms
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8167&cid=1


Goa govt in quandary over denotifying SEZs
12 Aug: Economic Times. The Centre, which has not taken any step till
now to denotify the SEZs as demanded by the state, may do so only if
the Goa government is able to persuade the developers to hand back the
land leased to them and to compensate them. An estimated Rs 500 crore
(?60 m) has been invested in the notified SEZs so far. 423 words.
Click here.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Economy/Goa_govt_in_quandary_over_SEZs/articleshow/3353991.cms

Editorial: Power to the People: The Great Goan Illusion
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Arun Sinha, deftly uses the analogy of Mrs Lalu
Yadev' planning a menu for her family of eleven with that of
governance in Goa. He illustrates the inevitable confusion that arises
out of seeking consensus on every issue, and using a bottom-up
approach for State planning. 1145 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081210

Video: A tribute to Mario de Miranda. By Pamela D'Mello
13 Aug: You Tube. Like thousands of others one came upon the art of
Mario Miranda as a five year old in a school text book? 4m.22s. Click
here.
http://www.youtube.com/user/pameladmello
On the same page there is a link to Pamela's other video clip, So
Often, which describes the enigma facing Goa's village development.
For a review, by Frederick Noronha, of Mario Mendonca's new book, click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html

Leave them alone
13 Aug: The Telegraph (India). The media are violating the right to
privacy of children who are victims of sexual abuse. 1314 words. Click
here.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080813/jsp/opinion/story_9686457.jsp

Bus conductor taught lesson for misbehaving
13 Aug: Herald. A bus conductor had a lesson to learn when he was
brought to the Panjim Police Station for misbehaving with a lady
passenger ? the passenger alleged the conductor had caught her hand
and asked her in an unruly manner to go and stand in one corner of the
crowded bus?she works in the police department?286 words. Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8274&cid=26

Weekly Update
7 Aug: Times of India ? Goa edition. Weather: Max = 26.5; Min = 23.0.
Humidity 96% to 98%
Exchange rates ?= 82.19; $ =42.07 ; Euro = 65.07

SCARLETT KEELING MURDER

Order on foreigners' panchanamas flouted
7 Aug: Times of India. Shocked by the manner in which a police officer
carried out the inquest panchanama of the body of a foreign national
in 1997, the Goa police passed an order stating that in such cases the
panchanama had to be only handled a police officer not below the rank
of police inspector. However, till date, the instructions have only
remained on paper and have not been followed? the circular has gained
significance, following the alleged rape and murder of Scarlett
Keeling at Anjuna? Nerlon Albuquerque sent a probationary PSI to
conduct the inquest panchnama of Scarlett's body. 535 words. Click
here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Order_on_foreigners_panchanamas_flouted/articleshow/3335568.cms

Scarlett's mother delays visit to India
7 Aug: PTI. Fiona Mackeown has decided to hold back her visit to India
awaiting the lower court's observation in a petition filed against her
by an NGO. 190 words. Click here.
http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/89AFDB331DBB2BB36525749E002D2E70?OpenDocument

Court to hear petition against Scarlett's mother tomorrow
10 Aug: PTI. The Goa Children's Court will on Monday hear the petition
filed against Fiona Mackeown, mother of British teenager Scarlett, by
a Goa-based NGO represented by Aires Rodrigues. 269 words. Click here.
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/002200808101653.htm

Scarlett Keeling: Court against prosecuting mother
11 Aug: UNI. The Children's Court's refused to direct the police to
investigate the role of Fiona Mackeown in the death of her daughter
British teenager Scarlett Keeling?The complaint, filed by Utt Goenkara
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues was disallowed the on the grounds that
it could only be filed by close relatives, police or a competent
authority? 528 words. Click here.
http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-10074.html

Scarlett Keeling: CBI Lifts Look out Circular against Mannion
12 Aug: PTI. The look out circular (LOC) issued against British
National, Michael Mannion, a prime witness in Scarlett death case, has
been lifted?Sources confirmed that Mannion has deposed before the
central investigating agency for four times? 290 words. Click here.
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=49783&n_tit=Panaji%3A+CBI+Lifts+Look+out+Circular+against+Mannion

Scarlett's mother will meet filmmaker
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. Fiona MacKeown has agreed to meet the
filmmakers of Rave Party, a movie based on her daughter's horrific
rape and killing in Goa. The film is also supposed to dissect the drug
scene in the state. Director Prabhakar Shukla says it is great news
for the film. 268 words. Click here.
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1182993
For the Film website, click here.
http://www.pixelproductionsltd.com/#/raveparty/4529081962


IN THE NEWS:

DJ Pearl: Defected Get Diverted
1 Aug: Metro (London)?Defected welcomes DJ Pearl, a member of the
Submerge collective with festivals such as Goa's 15,000 capacity
Sunrise. Pearl will be showcasing her funky, progressive house at
Ibiza's Pacha after London? Click here.
http://www.metro.co.uk/metrolife/article.html?in_article_id=241670&in_page_id=265&in_a_source=
Quote from the DJ Pearl website: Having grown up surrounded by music
and around vinyl collecting parents who themselves were a part of the
Goa music scene back in the 70's, it isn't hard to see why music had
such a major influence on her. Click here.
http://www.djpearl.com/about.htm
For the video, DJ Pearl & Last Vegas - Sexy Girl. 2m.36s. Click here.
http://youtu.be/tWWINfBNfVY

Film Review: Hotel Very Welcome
4 Aug: Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles Film Festival. "Hotel Very
Welcome" presents an unflattering series of ugly tourist poster
children bumbling around Asia?Befuddled Irish backpacker travels from
the deserts of Rajasthan to the beaches of Goa in search of India's
best marijuana. In rare moments of drug-induced lucidity, he
acknowledges that he's on the run from the prospect of imminent
parenthood, occasioned by an ill-advised one night stand? For the film
website with trailer etc. Click here.
http://www.hotelverywelcome.com/

Text + Video. Anjum Anand: Indian gastronomy gets innovative
7 Aug: CNBC TV18. Anjum Anand has got her own TV show; she has got two
books to her credit and third is in the offing. She said, "Now we are
going regional?there are different flavours from regions like Goa,
Punjab, Kashmir and Kerala?it is fantastic because every region is
different?For me, it is an education." Click here.
http://www.moneycontrol.com/mccode/news/article/news_article.php?autono=350276

Indians better at English than Britons, say teachers
8 Aug: Times of India. Many undergraduates in British universities
have such low competence with spelling, punctuation and grammar that
despairing lecturers often spend time teaching the basics of English
to the English. Lecturers say that international students from India
and other former colonies often have higher standards of basic English
than their British colleagues? 303 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Indians_better_at_English_than_Britons_say_teachers/articleshow/3339388.cms

Conservatives protest desi version of Bible
9 Aug: Times of India. India's first home-grown Bible, meant to help
Catholics understand their faith in the context of Indian culture and
tradition has run aground with complaints from within its own fold? It
suggests creation is a story, Eden is a mythical garden, Adam and
Eve's sin was probably a sexual one and so on?854 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mumbai/Conservatives_protest_desi_version_of_Bible_/articleshow/3344526.cms

South Africa: Top chefs to cook at Goan food fest
10 Aug: The Times (South Africa). The exotic flavours of India and
Portugal will mingle at the Goan Food Festival in Durban from August
23 to 30? Bhuvnesh Kumar Verma and Vasco Alvares from the Taj group in
Goa will prepare fare characteristic of Goa in the Beverly Hill
Hotel's Sugar Club restaurant?185 words. Click here.
http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/News/Article.aspx?id=818505

Why judge by skin colour? By Anushka Asthana
10 Aug: The Observer (UK). We all know it's wrong to judge by skin
colour ... so why do we do it? ? for millions of people, skin colour
is still a contentious issue? it matters greatly in India where
wedding adverts include a request for 'complexion', with 'fair'
counting as good and 'very fair' as excellent? 1058 words. Click here.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/aug/10/beauty.race

Philip Lobo: PhD from a laundromat in London.
12 Aug: The Age (Australia). A notorious trades college for
international students may be forced to shut ? it is alleged college
heads sold qualifications for between $10,000 and $30,000 to
visa-seeking international students who did not attend classes?The
college directors are Philip Lobo, 60, of Dubai, where the college has
a campus? In 2002 Mr Lobo was expelled after listing tertiary
qualifications he did not have. He had claimed to have a PhD from a
university whose postal address corresponded with a laundromat in
London. 511 words. Click here.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/rogue-college-faces-melbourne-audit-20080811-3tms.html?skin=text-only

Tesco enters Indian retail business
13 Aug: Times of India. After wooing many Indian realty majors and
retailers, UK's largest retailer Tesco has decided to go solo by
developing a cash-and-carry business with an investment of ? 60
million in the first two years. It has simultaneously zeroed in on a
tie-up with Trent, the Tata group retail arm, to develop the latter's
discount hypermarket format. 474 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Business/India_Business/Tesco_enters_Indian_retail_with_Tata_Trent/articleshow/3358487.cms

GOANET HIGHLIGHTS BY CORNEL DACOSTA

On the theme of 'Environmental degradation of Goa' [1] Prasad Vaman
Raicar presents a short article about environmental concerns in
today's Goa. He praises the Goans for their greater environmental
awareness compared to those in many other Indian states. However, he
cautions us that, the environment is now placed on the backburner
while the the focus has moved to construction activities.

A pertinent question and theme for an article by Sujay Gupta is titled
'NGOs: Where do you get your money from?' [2] This article first
appeared on 8/8/08 in the Herald, Goa, newspaper. Many sharp questions
are raised and a trenchant demand by Gupta is made for transparency on
the source of NGO finances and expenditures in Indian states.

The perennial question of Goans and their crab mentality [3] is
currently very much in the picture on Goanet. Ordinarily, I may not
have re-visited this theme, but several recent posts have generated
new thoughts about this topic. One not to be missed is by Freddy
Agnelo Fernandes from Dubai. It has a 'scientific observational twist'
to it even though Freddy claims no particular expertise in science.

Veteran journalist Frederick Noronha provides an excellent review of
two books under the caption 'A tale of two cartoonists' [4]. This
draws our attention to the careers of Goan cartoonists Mario de
Miranda, and Alex Raphael Fernandes under the pen-name of Alexyz.
Their careers are fascinating in their own right-- starting from their
former base in "Bombay rather than Mumbai" but much information is
provided to us to hopefully add these volumes to our home bookshelves.

With no pun intended, a vet of vet Kevin Saldanha's article titled
'Community initiatives supported by veterinarians' [5] surprised me
somewhat when I learned about how many Goans have worked in this
highly competitive professional field. Kevin's online forum for Goan
veterinarians worldwide has a membership of approximately 45
currently. Of these, about a dozen reside in the Toronto area. I would
be curious to discover how many Goan vets there are in Greater London.

Finally, I reiterate that, Goanet is often the source of very unusual
articles and U.P. Kamath's article 'History: Those un-earthly paddy
fields of Goa' [6] explores the "unusual" construction of Goa's paddy
fields over the centuries. So interested has Namath been about these
Goa features that he has examined them using Google Earth to
understand their unusual formations. He wants to know much more about
them and any Goan Voice (UK) readers who can throw light on these
paddy fields is welcomed to respond to Kamat.

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[1] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078821.html
[2] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078794.html
[3] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078822.html
[4] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html
[5] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078803.html
[6]
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078814.html


UK TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes

COOKERY: Market Kitchen Diaries. UKTV Food
Saturday 16th Aug. 13:30 to 14:30. Recipes include Goan chicken with poha rice?

TRAVEL: India with Michael Palin. UKTV Documentary
Saturday 16th Aug. 22:00 to 23:00. Michael Palin travels to Amritsar and Shimla

TRAVEL: Earthwalkers. Travel Channel
Saturday 16th Aug. 23:00 to 23:30. Jinja, Uganda is a place that's
home not only to the source of the River Nile but also the world's
greatest sequence of class five rapids

TRAVEL: Julian and Camilla's World Odyssey. Travel Channel
Sunday 17th Aug. 21:00 to 22:00. Mumbai.

ARTS: Afternoon Play.BBC Radio Four
Monday 18th Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. It is 2025, Bhavna is an astronaut
and soon to be the first Indian woman to fly to Mars.

DOCUMENTARY: Barry Vera - Feast India: Discovery Travel and Living
Monday 18th to Sun. 25 Aug. 18:30 to 19:00. Barry Vera has a daily
slot for the week, presenting Indian food from different regions

ARTS: Afternoon Play. BBC Radio Four
Thursday 21st Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. Sex for Volunteers. Romantic comedy
by Laura Marney and David Ramos Fernandes. When Suzy's husband takes a
job abroad (Saudi), her sister encourages her to join a team of
first-aiders.

FORTHCOMING

See http://www.lanfranc.com/lanfranc_location_2000.pdf for help in
locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun. 17 Aug. 3 pm. Croydon. Konkani Dramatic Association UK presents
John D'Silva's 25th Silver Jubilee production tiatr, "NATTOK" Charlie
Chaplin from Goa coming to London with his best performance artistes.
Plus artistes from UK. Archbishop Lanfranc High School, Mitcham Rd.
Croydon. Ticket: ?12.00 or ?10.00 in advance. Contact Judy Pacheco
02087632606// 07949403741. For the flyer click here.

Sun.17 Aug. G.O.A. Family Fun at HSBC Sports Club, Beckenham, Kent.
Contact: Richard Fernandes - 020 8300 5347, Vince Fernandes - 020 8764
8780

Sun. 17 Aug: G.O.A. Junior Football Tournament - Cancelled

Sun. 17 Aug. G.O.A. Men's Football Tournament at HSBC Sports Club,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Darren Fernandes - 07956 117703

Mon. 25 Aug. G.O.A. Sports Day at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham
Road, Croydon. Contact: Peter Rodrigues 020 - 8399 4883. For stall
applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457

Sun. 31 Aug. SE Goans Summer Festival at Hurstmere School, Hurst Rd,
Sidcup, DA15 9AW. Starts at 1pm. Music, food stalls, side stalls,
entertainment. If you require a stall at ?30 contact Chris Pinto
01322400732 or Dominic 07854490617

Sun. 31 Aug. World Goa Day at the Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX.
Open-air mass at 12.30pm followed by a picnic in the extensive
grounds. Please arrive by 12.00pm for a prompt start. Contact Fiona
Lobo on 020 8656 3317 fiona.lobo at blueyonder.co.uk for further details
or Rose Fernandes on 020 8409 8388 rosefernandes at milnet.uk.net for car
sharing arrangements (both drivers and passengers).

Sun. 7 Sep: Ex-Aden and Friends Get Together. Archbishop Lanfranc
School Mitcham Road, Croydon. 1pm to 7pm. Tickets, includes meal:
Adults ?10; children (age 3-10) ?5. Bring Your Own Drinks. Music by
Yemeni. For tickets and info: Tony 0208 281 0460. Frank 0208 653 8642.
Sarto 0208 670 3059. Thomas 0208 768 0565. Bosco 0208 684 9154. Chris
0208 679 8703. Gloria 0208 656 3994. Dress Smart Casual ? no jeans or
trainers). Donations of prizes gratefully received.

Sun. 7 Sep. G.O.A. Volleyball Tournament at HSBC Club, Lennard Road,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Richard Fernandes 020 8300 5347

10 -15 Sep. On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of
Our Lady of Lourdes the Goan Chaplaincy has organised a Pilgrimage to
Lourdes/Nevers for 5 days by Luxury Coach - 3 star Hotel - 3 mins from
Grotto. (Full Board at Hotel) All Masses at Lourdes/ Bartres/ Nevers;
Walking Tour of St. Bernadette. ? 250. Please Contact:- Cilla Hermann
On 020 8684 7671 for further details. Book early to avoid
disappointment.

Sat. 27 Sep. SE Goans Belgium day trip. Shopping, seaside, site
seeing. Contact Sharon Pinto 01322400732

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Edna Fernandes: Last Jews of Kerala
10 Aug: Morning Star (UK). Jean Turner reviews the book. During the
reign of King Solomon, merchant Jews made Cochin, Kerala, their home.
A thousand years later, a second wave of Jews arrived. This set up
racial tension between the initial settlers, known as the "Black
Jews", and the new arrivals, the "White Jews". Fernandes records their
family histories, rituals and caste divisions. She follows two such
families to Israel, and examines their subsequent disenchantment. 276
words. Click here.
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index2.php/free/culture/books/jewish_identity_crisis_in_india

Edna Fernandes was born in Nairobi and grew up in London. She is a
former foreign correspondent for the Financial Times, Reuters and Dow
Jones. For the Edna Fernandes website click here.
http://www.ednafernandes.com/

Patricia Rozario: Head to the T?te ? T?te
10 Aug: The Express on Sunday (UK). T?te ? T?te Opera Festival.
Riverside Studios, London W6 ?A semi-operatic diversion was soprano
Patricia Rozario's Mozart-loving taxi driver in Andrew Gant's Don't Go
Down The Elephant After Midnight?Rozario's passengers suffer if they
aren't into Mozart. A fare who asks to be taken to the Coliseum is
thrown out with an operatic blasting when she learns he's seeing the
latest Philip Glass. ? The festival runs until next Sunday. Click
here.
http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/season.pl?f=Tete%20a%20Tete%20presents%20The%20Opera%20Festival
For the GVUK Patricia Rozario profile click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/PatriciaRozario.html

Corryn Rayney: Murder and PR games
10 Aug: The Sunday Times (Aus). ..The senseless death of beautiful,
successful Corryn Rayney a year ago has captured the public's
imagination like few other crimes ...Uniquely it has also provided
legal cover for the media to write about Mr Rayney in the most
sensational terms?842 words. Click here.
http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,24152737-5005374,00.html

Canada: Field hockey team looking for an Olympic upset
10 Aug: Mississauga News. Wayne Fernandes scored the shootout winner
in the Olympic qualifier? Fernandes and Ken Pereira can trace their
roots to Goa?Fernandes comes from a field hockey playing family? Photo
and text, 777 words. Click here.
http://www.mississauga.com/article/17523

Golf: John Fernandes wins Junior Open
11 Aug: Enfield Independent. John Fernandes shot a superb second round
of 69 to win the Enfield Golf Club Junior Open in spite of competing
against players almost two years older than him?181 words+ Photo.
Click here.
http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/sport/localsport/3586220.Fernandes_wins_Junior_Open/
John is the son of Dores and Agnelo Fernandes (ex-Eastleigh, Nairobi)
and brother of Thomas and Isabella. For the GVUK John Fernandes
supplement click here.
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/JohnFernandes.htm
John is in urgent need of sponsorship for a coaching trip to USA.
Contact Agnelo, 0794-1176410 or email agnelodafernandes at hotmail.com

Video: Toronto: Merella Fernandes: Honey For Your Allergies?
12 Aug: City News (Toronto). A new, non-invasive, chemical-free
allergy treatment may already be on your pantry shelves. It's local
honey ..Check Merella Fernandez's experience at a local apiary at the
link below. 1m. 44s. Click here.
http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_25720.aspx
For the GVUK Merella Fernandez supplement click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/MerellaFernandez.html

Overseas Goans and Goan Associations to be networked
13 Aug: Navhind Times. The NRI Commissioner, Mr Eduardo Faleiro has
proposed to link Goans abroad through a network based in Goa?a
proposal to unite all Goan organisations outside Goa under one global
network is also on the cards?a Goa Migration Monitoring Study will
focus mainly on Mumbai. Karachi, East Africa, Portugal, United
Kingdom, Myanmar, Macau, Middle East, USA and Canada. 608 words. Click
here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081358

Global Goans office by 2010: Faleiro
13 Aug: Times of India. The government intends to set up a Global
Goans office in Panaji by December 2009 to unite all Goan
organisations outside Goa, whether elsewhere in India, or abroad to
redress the grievances of non-resident Goans. 220 words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/13&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00403&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

Eugene Correia: Notes from the Goan Convention, Toronto
13 Aug: GoaNet. Eugene Correia, in the fourth and concluding part of
Notes on the Goan Convention 2008, held in Toronto, responds to
queries posed to him about his own role, that of pre-registration,
assistance in securing a visa and divulging of private confidences.
1066 words. Click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078851.html

Karachi: Roland deSouza: You can change yourself
13 Aug: The News - International - Pakistan. Although a member of the
city's dwindling Christian community, Roland deSouza says he opted to
stay in Pakistan while many others migrated?An electrical engineer by
profession, Roland has spent a lifetime advocating human rights,
protection of the environment and creating public awareness regarding
the rule of law?982 words. Click here.
http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=129781

London: Tony Fernandes: Hospital plagued by pests
14 Aug: Islington Gazette. Barts Hospital and the London NHS trust has
had to call out pest control officers on 801 occasions since January
2006 ?Former patient Tony Fernandes who was treated for a leg
infection at Bart's in June, says he was not surprised to hear of the
problems. He said: "This number of infestations is very bad. It is a
sign that there is debris being left behind? Click here.
http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/content/islington/gazette/news/story.aspx?brand=ISLGOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsislg&itemid=WeED13%20Aug%202008%2010%3A44%3A55%3A887

UK: Helen Fernandes: Brain Surgeon's Identity Stolen
14 Aug: Evening Standard (London). Headline: Brain surgeon's identity
stolen for facebook slur on gold medallist. Helen Fernandes. Britain's
leading female brain surgeon told today how she had her identity
stolen on Facebook to attack Britain's new Olympic swimming champion
Rebecca Adlington? Why Ms Fernandes was targeted is a mystery. The
41-year-old mother-of-three, who lives in Barrington, near Cambridge,
is one of only a handful of female neurosurgeons in Britain?515 words.
Click here.
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23532419-details/Brain+surgeon%27s+identity+stolen+for+fake+Facebook+slur+on+Olympic+gold+medallist/article.do
Helen is the daughter of Tennyson Fernandes, (born & brought up in
Zanzibar) and Joy (nee Pearson). Tennyson Fernandes was based at
Mulago Hospital in Kampala from 1963-65 and now lives in the village
of Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

GVUK Donations ?20 and over received
?20: DeSouza, Carmella & Hubert. Fernandes, Bernard. Lobo, Jerome.
Pereira, Eugenia & Ivor. ?25: Nunes, Paul; Rodrigues, Manuel C. ?40:
Dias, Brian. For payment options and the complete list of 2008
Donations click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/2008donations.htm

DEATHS

11 Aug. Reading, Berks, UK. RALPH MASCARENHAS (ex-Entebbe, Uganda;
ex-RAF; keen hockey player). Beloved husband of Maria Alice (n?e
Botelho). Loving father of Reuben (Hull), Rayson/Olivia (London) and
Ravik/Jo (Exeter). Cherished Grandpa of twins Felix and Rafael. A
Funeral Mass, followed by Cremation, will be held in Reading in the
week commencing 18 Aug; details to be announced. Condolences to
ralphalicemascarenhas at gmail.com

11 Aug. Mississauga, Canada. MAXIE RODRIGUES. (Aged 85). Predeceased
by her loving husband Augustine and her first born Anthony. Loving
mother of Mathew (Maureen), Bernard (Georgina), Nelson, and Isabella
(Terry) Barretto. Visitation on Aug. 13. Funeral Mass at St. Francis
Xavier Church, Mississauga, on Thu Aug 14 at 10 a.m. Interment to
follow at Assumption Cemetery. Click here.
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=1382978

11 Aug: Aquem, Margao, Goa. ANTONIO (TONY) FERNANDES. (ex-Tanga,
Tanzania). Husband of Filiciana Cardozo e Fernandes.

10 Aug: Pajifond, Margao, Goa. FR RUI FIGUEIREDO. Son of late
Bemvinda/late Joao. Brother of late Alirio/Sarita (England); late
Plinio/Pilar (Madrid), Ercilia/late Alu (Saligao), Saozinha/Vincent
(Dublin) and Terezinha.

9 Aug. Karachi. LOUIS JOSEPH MARTIS (Minerva Printers). Husband of
Angeline. Father of Steve/Rita Martis; Beverley/Vernon D'Cruz and
Lynette/Fidelis D' Souza. Brother of Fr Anthony Martis, Louisa Pinto
(Canada), Maggie Travas (Canada). For full details from Daily Times of
12 Aug. Click here.
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C08%5C12%5Cstory_12-8-2008_pg12_10

8 Aug. Goa. MARIO JOAQUIM CARVALHO (aged 96; Ex Nairobi East African
Railways). Beloved husband of the late Dolly Carvalho. Father of
Xavier, Marian and Tony. Father-in-law to Maggie and Celcia.
Grandfather to Candice & Dana. Funeral: 18th Aug at 3.30 pm to St
Anthony Church, Siolim.
Condolences can be sent to xaviercarvalho at gmail.com or tonyca1 at aol.com
or mcarv2000 at yahoo.com

6 Aug. Mississauga. CLEOFRIDA D'SOUZA (aged 87). Beloved wife of
Vincent for 62 years. Loving mother of Joyce and her husband Pliny
Noronha and Rayner and her husband Peter Abreu. Proud grandmother of
Conrad, Renata, Marissa, Brennan and Ryan. Click here.
http://www.turnerporter.ca/obits.html

4 Aug: Matol, Verna, Goa. INACIA MARIA DIAS E BRAGANZA. Wife of late
Joao Antonio. Mother of Natalina/Oscar Fernandes (Velsao/UK).

London. ROMAULD PEREIRA. Husband of Anna. Father of Anjali.
Grandfather of Gia. Brother of Paul/Argentina & Vivien. Funeral Mass
at 4.15 pm on 13 Aug. at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Chembur
followed by burial.

HOLIDAY INFORMATION

India is the last choice of expats
7 Aug: Times of India. India is still the least desired place when it
comes to attracting the expatriates for a longer stay, a new survey
conducted by global banking major HSBC reveals. Singapore, the US and
UAE have emerged as the top three most popular destinations based on
four criteria - longevity, earning and saving, luxury and
accommodation?In the overall ranking of 15 economies, Jersey, the UK
and France emerged as the lowest rated expat destinations. 317 words.
Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/India_last_choice_among_expats_to_stay/articleshow/3337805.cms

Goa stares at bleak tourist season
8 Aug: Times of India. Falling tourism arrivals, a cut in the number
of flights and rising fuel costs form the backdrop for the Goa Tourism
Meet 2008, slated for Friday?Diversify, is the new mantra that tourism
will be singing on Friday, at a time when the tourism industry needs a
desperate boost to survive competition. 464 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/Goa_stares_at_bleak_tourist_season/articleshow/3339825.cms

UK: Updated Travel Advisory for Goa
8 Aug. The Times. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Female travellers
to India are advised to respect local dress and customs. You are
advised to take particular care to avoid walking on your own in
isolated areas after incidents of sexual assault in Delhi and Goa.
Click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa-n Have Fun.
8 Aug: Review Goa. It's difficult to know where to start when writing
a review for Goa?The people are like no other in the world, they have
a wicked sense of humour and are so helpful, friendly and welcoming
that it is difficult to come back home. 795 words + comments. Click
here.
http://www.reviewgoa.com/?p=322

Ready, set, Goa
9 Aug: The Advertiser (Australia). From poverty to privilege, historic
forts and temples to offshore casinos, be ready to experience the
gamut of remarkable contrasts in Goa?an insight to life among friendly
Goan people?Sadly, occasional alley spaces are littered with debris,
with walls covered in graffiti?1181 words.

Bad publicity abroad doesn't spell good news
9 Aug: Times of India. The coming tourist season may see not just a
decline in inflow of travellers from the UK, but also Russia and even
Sweden?There is a negative Goa wave developing in foreign countries
due to agitations and opposition to anything foreign?Taxi drivers in
the coastal belts are also concerned?455 words. Click here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Bad_publicity_abroad_doesnt_spell_good_news/articleshow/3344414.cms

St Francis Xavier attracts Indian Catholics
9 Aug: ABC (Spain). Although St Francis Xavier died in China in 1552,
his relics remain in the beautiful Basilica in Old Goa? Until 1950,
the remains could be touched by the public?the last time that the
faithful could see the body was in 2004, it will be necessary to wait
until 2014 to do so again. 575 words, in Spanish. Click here.
http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=FZN7JFWZ24D2

UK warns citizens about Goa
11 Aug: MSN News. ? "In 2007, 40 British nationals died in Goa. Ten of
these deaths were attributed to drug or alcohol abuse," it reads. The
advisory which is timed two months ahead of the formal tourist season
in Goa, has a special mention for it ? Goa attracts around 400,000
foreign tourists, of which more than 50 per cent are UK nationals, who
have even purchased properties in the coastal state. 255 words. Click
here.
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1621550

Tourism, Mopa and Contradictions. By Savio Falleiro
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Recent press reports forecasting a bleak coming
year for tourism is a cause for concern? it becomes quite paradoxical
to hear about plans to develop another airport at Mopa?If having two
airports were a must it would be worthwhile to shift the Navy from
Dabolim to Mopa?the surest way of attracting more tourists, is by
making Goa cleaner regarding garbage, crime and corruption! 475 words.
Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=200808127

Non-residents homing in thick and fast
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. NRIs account for 15-30% of sales in
branded realty developments against 5-15% three years ago. Properties
in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Goa are attracting most of the buyers
?UK-based NRIs usually want a second home in India?603 words. Click
here.
http://www.google.co.uk/news?sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB278GB278&hl=en&ned=&q=Goa+OR+Goan*+OR+Konkan*&ie=UTF-8&scoring=d

'People in Goa have peculiar understanding of customer service'
12 Aug: SKRIN Newswire (Russia). Ural Airlines is going to introduce a
new scheduled flight to Goa, India. 'Our last season made it obvious
that our travelers are ready to go to India despite the long haul and
the peculiar understanding of customer service the indigenous people
appear to have,' says Ural Airlines' Commercial Director Kirill
Skuratov, according to URBC. 172 words.

India deadly for Britons: government report
12 Aug: IANS. Thailand and India are the deadliest destinations for
British visitors, said a government report published Tuesday?Thailand
accounted for 0.3 deaths for every thousand British visitors and India
0.2 deaths? The publication of the report follows the rape and murder
of 15-year-old British holidaymaker Scarlett Keeling in Goa in
February. 340 words. Click here.
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEL20080812175554&Page=L&Title=World&Topic=0
For the full report with statistics click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/newsroom/latest-news/?view=PressR&id=5226192
For the UK Travel Advisory to Goa click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa has to live with tar balls on beaches
13 July: Navhind Times. Looks like tar balls, a annual blot on Goa's
pearly white and much frequented coastline, are here to stay with
experts saying that these tar balls will increase with time. 568
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081359

PRIZE COMPETITION:

Win a holiday for two to Goa
Love Guru: Six day holiday for two adults aged 18 or older to Goa, an
inflatable massage chair, or a Love Guru Kit. Submit a photo or short
video clip of yourself creating an innovative yoga pose? Click here.
http://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/loveguru/

GOA NEWS HEADLINES

Goa has 6,000 IT trained youth jobless
8 Aug: Navhind Times. The president of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, Mr Nitin Kuncolienkar has said that there are around 6,000
unemployed youth in Goa who have completed their IT education/
training at various strata from post-graduation to lower level. 503
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008080831

Book Aldona bridge for Rs 6,000 per day!
8 Aug: Times of India. Forget about open-air venues, the famed Aldona
cable-stayed bridge could be an idyllic location for a private
function at a nominal fee. Believe it or not, one needs to pay only Rs
6,000 per day and Rs 3,000 for half day to use the bridge?502 words.
Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8083&cid=2

Goa Church Cautious About Laws To Protect Old Goa
8 Aug: Indian Catholic. Church people in Goa have taken a cautious
stand on a government proposal to protect Old Goa?The proposal would
ban new construction within two kilometers of the complex and restrict
construction within a wider radius?some "powerful people" have
acquired land that once belonged to the Jesuits within the complex?a
Hindu minister-turned-land developer is "a prime violator" in the
area. 447 words. Click here.
http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=11024

BJP to seek special status for Goa
8 Aug: Zee News. Opposition BJP will move a resolution in the ensuing
session of the Goa Assembly seeking special status for the tourist
state. "There is large-scale migration into the state because of which
the infrastructure has collapsed. We have limited resources within
which we have to manage," Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar said ?
218 words. Click here.
http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=461062&sid=REG

Recipe: Goa's traditional pancakes
9 Aug: Times of India. By Melinda Pereira Kamat. Polles are sweetened
or unsweetened pancakes prepared on the fourth Sunday of the sacred
month of Shravan by the Catholics, Hindus and Muslims in Goa. 888
words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/09&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00401&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

A million mutinies now
10 Aug: Times of India. Goans have sat up from their siesta and found
half their land under the pylons of housing complexes or hotels?"This
shrill rhetoric of Goans versus non-Goans is out to put a jingoistic
slant on the issue," says Oscar Dr Rebello?"We're not saying Goa for
Goans, we're saying Goans first," insists Cota. 919 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Review/A_million_mutinies_now/articleshow/3347087.cms

Goa to be declared a 'safe food town'
10 Aug: Times of India. The Indian Government on Saturday announced
over Rs 76-crore worth of central assistance to boost the food
processing sector in Goa and said the entire state will be declared a
"safe food town"? Rs 50 crore for a mega food park in Goa and Rs 15
crore for the modernisation of the Goa meat complex?403 words. Click
here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/State_to_be_declared_a_safe_food_town/articleshow/3347494.cms

Goa society seeks support to take over int'l film fest
10 Aug: Times of India. The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has
asked the film industry to support them in their plan to take over the
International Film Festival of India?254 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Mumbai/Goa_society_seeks_support_to_take_over_intl_film_fest_/rssarticleshow/3344511.cms

120 evacuated in Salcete
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Heavy rains accompanied by winds created havoc
in South Goa district on Sunday rising the water level of Selaulim
dam. The rainwater flooded out some 120 people from their dwelling
units in Salcete taluka and submerged several low-lying areas of the
district?545 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081112

Flood threatens Goa
11 Aug: PTI. ?Many low lying parts of Goa are already under water with
most of the rivers crossing danger mark. The flood can get worse, if
rains continue for next two days, administration officials
contended?253 words. Clikc here.
http://www.thehindu.com/holnus/004200808111101.htm

Incessant rains lash Goa
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Rising water levels rivers and dams causing
almost flood-like situation forced the people to shift to safer and
higher areas?heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds continued to lash
Goa for fifth day in succession?There were several power supply
interruptions in the Porvorim and Panaji areas ?widespread damage to
property?heavy rains and thunder shower would continue over the next
24 hours? 692 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081113

Landslide breaks Goa-Karnataka link
Click to enlarge
11 Aug: Heavy rains snapped Goa's southern link with neighbouring
Karnataka following a major landslide along Anmod Ghat, a road running
across Molem national wildlife sanctuary?The landslide took place just
next to Dudhsagar waterfall, a tourist spot tucked on the western
ghat?235 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Landslide_breaks_Goa-Karnataka_link/articleshow/3349187.cms
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8167&cid=1


Goa govt in quandary over denotifying SEZs
12 Aug: Economic Times. The Centre, which has not taken any step till
now to denotify the SEZs as demanded by the state, may do so only if
the Goa government is able to persuade the developers to hand back the
land leased to them and to compensate them. An estimated Rs 500 crore
(?60 m) has been invested in the notified SEZs so far. 423 words.
Click here.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Economy/Goa_govt_in_quandary_over_SEZs/articleshow/3353991.cms

Editorial: Power to the People: The Great Goan Illusion
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Arun Sinha, deftly uses the analogy of Mrs Lalu
Yadev' planning a menu for her family of eleven with that of
governance in Goa. He illustrates the inevitable confusion that arises
out of seeking consensus on every issue, and using a bottom-up
approach for State planning. 1145 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081210

Video: A tribute to Mario de Miranda. By Pamela D'Mello
13 Aug: You Tube. Like thousands of others one came upon the art of
Mario Miranda as a five year old in a school text book? 4m.22s. Click
here.
http://www.youtube.com/user/pameladmello
On the same page there is a link to Pamela's other video clip, So
Often, which describes the enigma facing Goa's village development.
For a review, by Frederick Noronha, of Mario Mendonca's new book, click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html

Leave them alone
13 Aug: The Telegraph (India). The media are violating the right to
privacy of children who are victims of sexual abuse. 1314 words. Click
here.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080813/jsp/opinion/story_9686457.jsp

Bus conductor taught lesson for misbehaving
13 Aug: Herald. A bus conductor had a lesson to learn when he was
brought to the Panjim Police Station for misbehaving with a lady
passenger ? the passenger alleged the conductor had caught her hand
and asked her in an unruly manner to go and stand in one corner of the
crowded bus?she works in the police department?286 words. Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8274&cid=26

Weekly Update
7 Aug: Times of India ? Goa edition. Weather: Max = 26.5; Min = 23.0.
Humidity 96% to 98%
Exchange rates ?= 82.19; $ =42.07 ; Euro = 65.07

SCARLETT KEELING MURDER

Order on foreigners' panchanamas flouted
7 Aug: Times of India. Shocked by the manner in which a police officer
carried out the inquest panchanama of the body of a foreign national
in 1997, the Goa police passed an order stating that in such cases the
panchanama had to be only handled a police officer not below the rank
of police inspector. However, till date, the instructions have only
remained on paper and have not been followed? the circular has gained
significance, following the alleged rape and murder of Scarlett
Keeling at Anjuna? Nerlon Albuquerque sent a probationary PSI to
conduct the inquest panchnama of Scarlett's body. 535 words. Click
here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Order_on_foreigners_panchanamas_flouted/articleshow/3335568.cms

Scarlett's mother delays visit to India
7 Aug: PTI. Fiona Mackeown has decided to hold back her visit to India
awaiting the lower court's observation in a petition filed against her
by an NGO. 190 words. Click here.
http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/89AFDB331DBB2BB36525749E002D2E70?OpenDocument

Court to hear petition against Scarlett's mother tomorrow
10 Aug: PTI. The Goa Children's Court will on Monday hear the petition
filed against Fiona Mackeown, mother of British teenager Scarlett, by
a Goa-based NGO represented by Aires Rodrigues. 269 words. Click here.
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/002200808101653.htm

Scarlett Keeling: Court against prosecuting mother
11 Aug: UNI. The Children's Court's refused to direct the police to
investigate the role of Fiona Mackeown in the death of her daughter
British teenager Scarlett Keeling?The complaint, filed by Utt Goenkara
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues was disallowed the on the grounds that
it could only be filed by close relatives, police or a competent
authority? 528 words. Click here.
http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-10074.html

Scarlett Keeling: CBI Lifts Look out Circular against Mannion
12 Aug: PTI. The look out circular (LOC) issued against British
National, Michael Mannion, a prime witness in Scarlett death case, has
been lifted?Sources confirmed that Mannion has deposed before the
central investigating agency for four times? 290 words. Click here.
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=49783&n_tit=Panaji%3A+CBI+Lifts+Look+out+Circular+against+Mannion

Scarlett's mother will meet filmmaker
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. Fiona MacKeown has agreed to meet the
filmmakers of Rave Party, a movie based on her daughter's horrific
rape and killing in Goa. The film is also supposed to dissect the drug
scene in the state. Director Prabhakar Shukla says it is great news
for the film. 268 words. Click here.
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1182993
For the Film website, click here.
http://www.pixelproductionsltd.com/#/raveparty/4529081962


IN THE NEWS:

DJ Pearl: Defected Get Diverted
1 Aug: Metro (London)?Defected welcomes DJ Pearl, a member of the
Submerge collective with festivals such as Goa's 15,000 capacity
Sunrise. Pearl will be showcasing her funky, progressive house at
Ibiza's Pacha after London? Click here.
http://www.metro.co.uk/metrolife/article.html?in_article_id=241670&in_page_id=265&in_a_source=
Quote from the DJ Pearl website: Having grown up surrounded by music
and around vinyl collecting parents who themselves were a part of the
Goa music scene back in the 70's, it isn't hard to see why music had
such a major influence on her. Click here.
http://www.djpearl.com/about.htm
For the video, DJ Pearl & Last Vegas - Sexy Girl. 2m.36s. Click here.
http://youtu.be/tWWINfBNfVY

Film Review: Hotel Very Welcome
4 Aug: Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles Film Festival. "Hotel Very
Welcome" presents an unflattering series of ugly tourist poster
children bumbling around Asia?Befuddled Irish backpacker travels from
the deserts of Rajasthan to the beaches of Goa in search of India's
best marijuana. In rare moments of drug-induced lucidity, he
acknowledges that he's on the run from the prospect of imminent
parenthood, occasioned by an ill-advised one night stand? For the film
website with trailer etc. Click here.
http://www.hotelverywelcome.com/

Text + Video. Anjum Anand: Indian gastronomy gets innovative
7 Aug: CNBC TV18. Anjum Anand has got her own TV show; she has got two
books to her credit and third is in the offing. She said, "Now we are
going regional?there are different flavours from regions like Goa,
Punjab, Kashmir and Kerala?it is fantastic because every region is
different?For me, it is an education." Click here.
http://www.moneycontrol.com/mccode/news/article/news_article.php?autono=350276

Indians better at English than Britons, say teachers
8 Aug: Times of India. Many undergraduates in British universities
have such low competence with spelling, punctuation and grammar that
despairing lecturers often spend time teaching the basics of English
to the English. Lecturers say that international students from India
and other former colonies often have higher standards of basic English
than their British colleagues? 303 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Indians_better_at_English_than_Britons_say_teachers/articleshow/3339388.cms

Conservatives protest desi version of Bible
9 Aug: Times of India. India's first home-grown Bible, meant to help
Catholics understand their faith in the context of Indian culture and
tradition has run aground with complaints from within its own fold? It
suggests creation is a story, Eden is a mythical garden, Adam and
Eve's sin was probably a sexual one and so on?854 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mumbai/Conservatives_protest_desi_version_of_Bible_/articleshow/3344526.cms

South Africa: Top chefs to cook at Goan food fest
10 Aug: The Times (South Africa). The exotic flavours of India and
Portugal will mingle at the Goan Food Festival in Durban from August
23 to 30? Bhuvnesh Kumar Verma and Vasco Alvares from the Taj group in
Goa will prepare fare characteristic of Goa in the Beverly Hill
Hotel's Sugar Club restaurant?185 words. Click here.
http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/News/Article.aspx?id=818505

Why judge by skin colour? By Anushka Asthana
10 Aug: The Observer (UK). We all know it's wrong to judge by skin
colour ... so why do we do it? ? for millions of people, skin colour
is still a contentious issue? it matters greatly in India where
wedding adverts include a request for 'complexion', with 'fair'
counting as good and 'very fair' as excellent? 1058 words. Click here.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/aug/10/beauty.race

Philip Lobo: PhD from a laundromat in London.
12 Aug: The Age (Australia). A notorious trades college for
international students may be forced to shut ? it is alleged college
heads sold qualifications for between $10,000 and $30,000 to
visa-seeking international students who did not attend classes?The
college directors are Philip Lobo, 60, of Dubai, where the college has
a campus? In 2002 Mr Lobo was expelled after listing tertiary
qualifications he did not have. He had claimed to have a PhD from a
university whose postal address corresponded with a laundromat in
London. 511 words. Click here.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/rogue-college-faces-melbourne-audit-20080811-3tms.html?skin=text-only

Tesco enters Indian retail business
13 Aug: Times of India. After wooing many Indian realty majors and
retailers, UK's largest retailer Tesco has decided to go solo by
developing a cash-and-carry business with an investment of ? 60
million in the first two years. It has simultaneously zeroed in on a
tie-up with Trent, the Tata group retail arm, to develop the latter's
discount hypermarket format. 474 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Business/India_Business/Tesco_enters_Indian_retail_with_Tata_Trent/articleshow/3358487.cms

GOANET HIGHLIGHTS BY CORNEL DACOSTA

On the theme of 'Environmental degradation of Goa' [1] Prasad Vaman
Raicar presents a short article about environmental concerns in
today's Goa. He praises the Goans for their greater environmental
awareness compared to those in many other Indian states. However, he
cautions us that, the environment is now placed on the backburner
while the the focus has moved to construction activities.

A pertinent question and theme for an article by Sujay Gupta is titled
'NGOs: Where do you get your money from?' [2] This article first
appeared on 8/8/08 in the Herald, Goa, newspaper. Many sharp questions
are raised and a trenchant demand by Gupta is made for transparency on
the source of NGO finances and expenditures in Indian states.

The perennial question of Goans and their crab mentality [3] is
currently very much in the picture on Goanet. Ordinarily, I may not
have re-visited this theme, but several recent posts have generated
new thoughts about this topic. One not to be missed is by Freddy
Agnelo Fernandes from Dubai. It has a 'scientific observational twist'
to it even though Freddy claims no particular expertise in science.

Veteran journalist Frederick Noronha provides an excellent review of
two books under the caption 'A tale of two cartoonists' [4]. This
draws our attention to the careers of Goan cartoonists Mario de
Miranda, and Alex Raphael Fernandes under the pen-name of Alexyz.
Their careers are fascinating in their own right-- starting from their
former base in "Bombay rather than Mumbai" but much information is
provided to us to hopefully add these volumes to our home bookshelves.

With no pun intended, a vet of vet Kevin Saldanha's article titled
'Community initiatives supported by veterinarians' [5] surprised me
somewhat when I learned about how many Goans have worked in this
highly competitive professional field. Kevin's online forum for Goan
veterinarians worldwide has a membership of approximately 45
currently. Of these, about a dozen reside in the Toronto area. I would
be curious to discover how many Goan vets there are in Greater London.

Finally, I reiterate that, Goanet is often the source of very unusual
articles and U.P. Kamath's article 'History: Those un-earthly paddy
fields of Goa' [6] explores the "unusual" construction of Goa's paddy
fields over the centuries. So interested has Namath been about these
Goa features that he has examined them using Google Earth to
understand their unusual formations. He wants to know much more about
them and any Goan Voice (UK) readers who can throw light on these
paddy fields is welcomed to respond to Kamat.

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[1] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078821.html
[2] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078794.html
[3] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078822.html
[4] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html
[5] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078803.html
[6]
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078814.html


UK TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes

COOKERY: Market Kitchen Diaries. UKTV Food
Saturday 16th Aug. 13:30 to 14:30. Recipes include Goan chicken with poha rice?

TRAVEL: India with Michael Palin. UKTV Documentary
Saturday 16th Aug. 22:00 to 23:00. Michael Palin travels to Amritsar and Shimla

TRAVEL: Earthwalkers. Travel Channel
Saturday 16th Aug. 23:00 to 23:30. Jinja, Uganda is a place that's
home not only to the source of the River Nile but also the world's
greatest sequence of class five rapids

TRAVEL: Julian and Camilla's World Odyssey. Travel Channel
Sunday 17th Aug. 21:00 to 22:00. Mumbai.

ARTS: Afternoon Play.BBC Radio Four
Monday 18th Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. It is 2025, Bhavna is an astronaut
and soon to be the first Indian woman to fly to Mars.

DOCUMENTARY: Barry Vera - Feast India: Discovery Travel and Living
Monday 18th to Sun. 25 Aug. 18:30 to 19:00. Barry Vera has a daily
slot for the week, presenting Indian food from different regions

ARTS: Afternoon Play. BBC Radio Four
Thursday 21st Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. Sex for Volunteers. Romantic comedy
by Laura Marney and David Ramos Fernandes. When Suzy's husband takes a
job abroad (Saudi), her sister encourages her to join a team of
first-aiders.

FORTHCOMING

See http://www.lanfranc.com/lanfranc_location_2000.pdf for help in
locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun. 17 Aug. 3 pm. Croydon. Konkani Dramatic Association UK presents
John D'Silva's 25th Silver Jubilee production tiatr, "NATTOK" Charlie
Chaplin from Goa coming to London with his best performance artistes.
Plus artistes from UK. Archbishop Lanfranc High School, Mitcham Rd.
Croydon. Ticket: ?12.00 or ?10.00 in advance. Contact Judy Pacheco
02087632606// 07949403741. For the flyer click here.

Sun.17 Aug. G.O.A. Family Fun at HSBC Sports Club, Beckenham, Kent.
Contact: Richard Fernandes - 020 8300 5347, Vince Fernandes - 020 8764
8780

Sun. 17 Aug: G.O.A. Junior Football Tournament - Cancelled

Sun. 17 Aug. G.O.A. Men's Football Tournament at HSBC Sports Club,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Darren Fernandes - 07956 117703

Mon. 25 Aug. G.O.A. Sports Day at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham
Road, Croydon. Contact: Peter Rodrigues 020 - 8399 4883. For stall
applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457

Sun. 31 Aug. SE Goans Summer Festival at Hurstmere School, Hurst Rd,
Sidcup, DA15 9AW. Starts at 1pm. Music, food stalls, side stalls,
entertainment. If you require a stall at ?30 contact Chris Pinto
01322400732 or Dominic 07854490617

Sun. 31 Aug. World Goa Day at the Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX.
Open-air mass at 12.30pm followed by a picnic in the extensive
grounds. Please arrive by 12.00pm for a prompt start. Contact Fiona
Lobo on 020 8656 3317 fiona.lobo at blueyonder.co.uk for further details
or Rose Fernandes on 020 8409 8388 rosefernandes at milnet.uk.net for car
sharing arrangements (both drivers and passengers).

Sun. 7 Sep: Ex-Aden and Friends Get Together. Archbishop Lanfranc
School Mitcham Road, Croydon. 1pm to 7pm. Tickets, includes meal:
Adults ?10; children (age 3-10) ?5. Bring Your Own Drinks. Music by
Yemeni. For tickets and info: Tony 0208 281 0460. Frank 0208 653 8642.
Sarto 0208 670 3059. Thomas 0208 768 0565. Bosco 0208 684 9154. Chris
0208 679 8703. Gloria 0208 656 3994. Dress Smart Casual ? no jeans or
trainers). Donations of prizes gratefully received.

Sun. 7 Sep. G.O.A. Volleyball Tournament at HSBC Club, Lennard Road,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Richard Fernandes 020 8300 5347

10 -15 Sep. On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of
Our Lady of Lourdes the Goan Chaplaincy has organised a Pilgrimage to
Lourdes/Nevers for 5 days by Luxury Coach - 3 star Hotel - 3 mins from
Grotto. (Full Board at Hotel) All Masses at Lourdes/ Bartres/ Nevers;
Walking Tour of St. Bernadette. ? 250. Please Contact:- Cilla Hermann
On 020 8684 7671 for further details. Book early to avoid
disappointment.

Sat. 27 Sep. SE Goans Belgium day trip. Shopping, seaside, site
seeing. Contact Sharon Pinto 01322400732

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Newsletter. Issue 2008-33. August. 14, 2008

COMMUNITY NEWS

Edna Fernandes: Last Jews of Kerala
10 Aug: Morning Star (UK). Jean Turner reviews the book. During the
reign of King Solomon, merchant Jews made Cochin, Kerala, their home.
A thousand years later, a second wave of Jews arrived. This set up
racial tension between the initial settlers, known as the "Black
Jews", and the new arrivals, the "White Jews". Fernandes records their
family histories, rituals and caste divisions. She follows two such
families to Israel, and examines their subsequent disenchantment. 276
words. Click here.
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index2.php/free/culture/books/jewish_identity_crisis_in_india

Edna Fernandes was born in Nairobi and grew up in London. She is a
former foreign correspondent for the Financial Times, Reuters and Dow
Jones. For the Edna Fernandes website click here.
http://www.ednafernandes.com/

Patricia Rozario: Head to the T?te ? T?te
10 Aug: The Express on Sunday (UK). T?te ? T?te Opera Festival.
Riverside Studios, London W6 ?A semi-operatic diversion was soprano
Patricia Rozario's Mozart-loving taxi driver in Andrew Gant's Don't Go
Down The Elephant After Midnight?Rozario's passengers suffer if they
aren't into Mozart. A fare who asks to be taken to the Coliseum is
thrown out with an operatic blasting when she learns he's seeing the
latest Philip Glass. ? The festival runs until next Sunday. Click
here.
http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/season.pl?f=Tete%20a%20Tete%20presents%20The%20Opera%20Festival
For the GVUK Patricia Rozario profile click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/PatriciaRozario.html

Corryn Rayney: Murder and PR games
10 Aug: The Sunday Times (Aus). ..The senseless death of beautiful,
successful Corryn Rayney a year ago has captured the public's
imagination like few other crimes ...Uniquely it has also provided
legal cover for the media to write about Mr Rayney in the most
sensational terms?842 words. Click here.
http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,24152737-5005374,00.html

Canada: Field hockey team looking for an Olympic upset
10 Aug: Mississauga News. Wayne Fernandes scored the shootout winner
in the Olympic qualifier? Fernandes and Ken Pereira can trace their
roots to Goa?Fernandes comes from a field hockey playing family? Photo
and text, 777 words. Click here.
http://www.mississauga.com/article/17523

Golf: John Fernandes wins Junior Open
11 Aug: Enfield Independent. John Fernandes shot a superb second round
of 69 to win the Enfield Golf Club Junior Open in spite of competing
against players almost two years older than him?181 words+ Photo.
Click here.
http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/sport/localsport/3586220.Fernandes_wins_Junior_Open/
John is the son of Dores and Agnelo Fernandes (ex-Eastleigh, Nairobi)
and brother of Thomas and Isabella. For the GVUK John Fernandes
supplement click here.
http://www.goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/JohnFernandes.htm
John is in urgent need of sponsorship for a coaching trip to USA.
Contact Agnelo, 0794-1176410 or email agnelodafernandes at hotmail.com

Video: Toronto: Merella Fernandes: Honey For Your Allergies?
12 Aug: City News (Toronto). A new, non-invasive, chemical-free
allergy treatment may already be on your pantry shelves. It's local
honey ..Check Merella Fernandez's experience at a local apiary at the
link below. 1m. 44s. Click here.
http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_25720.aspx
For the GVUK Merella Fernandez supplement click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/supplement/MerellaFernandez.html

Overseas Goans and Goan Associations to be networked
13 Aug: Navhind Times. The NRI Commissioner, Mr Eduardo Faleiro has
proposed to link Goans abroad through a network based in Goa?a
proposal to unite all Goan organisations outside Goa under one global
network is also on the cards?a Goa Migration Monitoring Study will
focus mainly on Mumbai. Karachi, East Africa, Portugal, United
Kingdom, Myanmar, Macau, Middle East, USA and Canada. 608 words. Click
here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081358

Global Goans office by 2010: Faleiro
13 Aug: Times of India. The government intends to set up a Global
Goans office in Panaji by December 2009 to unite all Goan
organisations outside Goa, whether elsewhere in India, or abroad to
redress the grievances of non-resident Goans. 220 words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/13&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00403&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

Eugene Correia: Notes from the Goan Convention, Toronto
13 Aug: GoaNet. Eugene Correia, in the fourth and concluding part of
Notes on the Goan Convention 2008, held in Toronto, responds to
queries posed to him about his own role, that of pre-registration,
assistance in securing a visa and divulging of private confidences.
1066 words. Click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078851.html

Karachi: Roland deSouza: You can change yourself
13 Aug: The News - International - Pakistan. Although a member of the
city's dwindling Christian community, Roland deSouza says he opted to
stay in Pakistan while many others migrated?An electrical engineer by
profession, Roland has spent a lifetime advocating human rights,
protection of the environment and creating public awareness regarding
the rule of law?982 words. Click here.
http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=129781

London: Tony Fernandes: Hospital plagued by pests
14 Aug: Islington Gazette. Barts Hospital and the London NHS trust has
had to call out pest control officers on 801 occasions since January
2006 ?Former patient Tony Fernandes who was treated for a leg
infection at Bart's in June, says he was not surprised to hear of the
problems. He said: "This number of infestations is very bad. It is a
sign that there is debris being left behind? Click here.
http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/content/islington/gazette/news/story.aspx?brand=ISLGOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsislg&itemid=WeED13%20Aug%202008%2010%3A44%3A55%3A887

UK: Helen Fernandes: Brain Surgeon's Identity Stolen
14 Aug: Evening Standard (London). Headline: Brain surgeon's identity
stolen for facebook slur on gold medallist. Helen Fernandes. Britain's
leading female brain surgeon told today how she had her identity
stolen on Facebook to attack Britain's new Olympic swimming champion
Rebecca Adlington? Why Ms Fernandes was targeted is a mystery. The
41-year-old mother-of-three, who lives in Barrington, near Cambridge,
is one of only a handful of female neurosurgeons in Britain?515 words.
Click here.
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23532419-details/Brain+surgeon%27s+identity+stolen+for+fake+Facebook+slur+on+Olympic+gold+medallist/article.do
Helen is the daughter of Tennyson Fernandes, (born & brought up in
Zanzibar) and Joy (nee Pearson). Tennyson Fernandes was based at
Mulago Hospital in Kampala from 1963-65 and now lives in the village
of Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

GVUK Donations ?20 and over received
?20: DeSouza, Carmella & Hubert. Fernandes, Bernard. Lobo, Jerome.
Pereira, Eugenia & Ivor. ?25: Nunes, Paul; Rodrigues, Manuel C. ?40:
Dias, Brian. For payment options and the complete list of 2008
Donations click here.
http://goanvoice.org.uk/2008donations.htm

DEATHS

11 Aug. Reading, Berks, UK. RALPH MASCARENHAS (ex-Entebbe, Uganda;
ex-RAF; keen hockey player). Beloved husband of Maria Alice (n?e
Botelho). Loving father of Reuben (Hull), Rayson/Olivia (London) and
Ravik/Jo (Exeter). Cherished Grandpa of twins Felix and Rafael. A
Funeral Mass, followed by Cremation, will be held in Reading in the
week commencing 18 Aug; details to be announced. Condolences to
ralphalicemascarenhas at gmail.com

11 Aug. Mississauga, Canada. MAXIE RODRIGUES. (Aged 85). Predeceased
by her loving husband Augustine and her first born Anthony. Loving
mother of Mathew (Maureen), Bernard (Georgina), Nelson, and Isabella
(Terry) Barretto. Visitation on Aug. 13. Funeral Mass at St. Francis
Xavier Church, Mississauga, on Thu Aug 14 at 10 a.m. Interment to
follow at Assumption Cemetery. Click here.
http://www.torontostarclassifieds.com/OLCSApp/do/attribute_view_ad?categoryName=DEATHS&adID=1382978

11 Aug: Aquem, Margao, Goa. ANTONIO (TONY) FERNANDES. (ex-Tanga,
Tanzania). Husband of Filiciana Cardozo e Fernandes.

10 Aug: Pajifond, Margao, Goa. FR RUI FIGUEIREDO. Son of late
Bemvinda/late Joao. Brother of late Alirio/Sarita (England); late
Plinio/Pilar (Madrid), Ercilia/late Alu (Saligao), Saozinha/Vincent
(Dublin) and Terezinha.

9 Aug. Karachi. LOUIS JOSEPH MARTIS (Minerva Printers). Husband of
Angeline. Father of Steve/Rita Martis; Beverley/Vernon D'Cruz and
Lynette/Fidelis D' Souza. Brother of Fr Anthony Martis, Louisa Pinto
(Canada), Maggie Travas (Canada). For full details from Daily Times of
12 Aug. Click here.
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C08%5C12%5Cstory_12-8-2008_pg12_10

8 Aug. Goa. MARIO JOAQUIM CARVALHO (aged 96; Ex Nairobi East African
Railways). Beloved husband of the late Dolly Carvalho. Father of
Xavier, Marian and Tony. Father-in-law to Maggie and Celcia.
Grandfather to Candice & Dana. Funeral: 18th Aug at 3.30 pm to St
Anthony Church, Siolim.
Condolences can be sent to xaviercarvalho at gmail.com or tonyca1 at aol.com
or mcarv2000 at yahoo.com

6 Aug. Mississauga. CLEOFRIDA D'SOUZA (aged 87). Beloved wife of
Vincent for 62 years. Loving mother of Joyce and her husband Pliny
Noronha and Rayner and her husband Peter Abreu. Proud grandmother of
Conrad, Renata, Marissa, Brennan and Ryan. Click here.
http://www.turnerporter.ca/obits.html

4 Aug: Matol, Verna, Goa. INACIA MARIA DIAS E BRAGANZA. Wife of late
Joao Antonio. Mother of Natalina/Oscar Fernandes (Velsao/UK).

London. ROMAULD PEREIRA. Husband of Anna. Father of Anjali.
Grandfather of Gia. Brother of Paul/Argentina & Vivien. Funeral Mass
at 4.15 pm on 13 Aug. at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Chembur
followed by burial.

HOLIDAY INFORMATION

India is the last choice of expats
7 Aug: Times of India. India is still the least desired place when it
comes to attracting the expatriates for a longer stay, a new survey
conducted by global banking major HSBC reveals. Singapore, the US and
UAE have emerged as the top three most popular destinations based on
four criteria - longevity, earning and saving, luxury and
accommodation?In the overall ranking of 15 economies, Jersey, the UK
and France emerged as the lowest rated expat destinations. 317 words.
Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/India_last_choice_among_expats_to_stay/articleshow/3337805.cms

Goa stares at bleak tourist season
8 Aug: Times of India. Falling tourism arrivals, a cut in the number
of flights and rising fuel costs form the backdrop for the Goa Tourism
Meet 2008, slated for Friday?Diversify, is the new mantra that tourism
will be singing on Friday, at a time when the tourism industry needs a
desperate boost to survive competition. 464 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/Goa_stares_at_bleak_tourist_season/articleshow/3339825.cms

UK: Updated Travel Advisory for Goa
8 Aug. The Times. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Female travellers
to India are advised to respect local dress and customs. You are
advised to take particular care to avoid walking on your own in
isolated areas after incidents of sexual assault in Delhi and Goa.
Click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa-n Have Fun.
8 Aug: Review Goa. It's difficult to know where to start when writing
a review for Goa?The people are like no other in the world, they have
a wicked sense of humour and are so helpful, friendly and welcoming
that it is difficult to come back home. 795 words + comments. Click
here.
http://www.reviewgoa.com/?p=322

Ready, set, Goa
9 Aug: The Advertiser (Australia). From poverty to privilege, historic
forts and temples to offshore casinos, be ready to experience the
gamut of remarkable contrasts in Goa?an insight to life among friendly
Goan people?Sadly, occasional alley spaces are littered with debris,
with walls covered in graffiti?1181 words.

Bad publicity abroad doesn't spell good news
9 Aug: Times of India. The coming tourist season may see not just a
decline in inflow of travellers from the UK, but also Russia and even
Sweden?There is a negative Goa wave developing in foreign countries
due to agitations and opposition to anything foreign?Taxi drivers in
the coastal belts are also concerned?455 words. Click here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Bad_publicity_abroad_doesnt_spell_good_news/articleshow/3344414.cms

St Francis Xavier attracts Indian Catholics
9 Aug: ABC (Spain). Although St Francis Xavier died in China in 1552,
his relics remain in the beautiful Basilica in Old Goa? Until 1950,
the remains could be touched by the public?the last time that the
faithful could see the body was in 2004, it will be necessary to wait
until 2014 to do so again. 575 words, in Spanish. Click here.
http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=FZN7JFWZ24D2

UK warns citizens about Goa
11 Aug: MSN News. ? "In 2007, 40 British nationals died in Goa. Ten of
these deaths were attributed to drug or alcohol abuse," it reads. The
advisory which is timed two months ahead of the formal tourist season
in Goa, has a special mention for it ? Goa attracts around 400,000
foreign tourists, of which more than 50 per cent are UK nationals, who
have even purchased properties in the coastal state. 255 words. Click
here.
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1621550

Tourism, Mopa and Contradictions. By Savio Falleiro
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Recent press reports forecasting a bleak coming
year for tourism is a cause for concern? it becomes quite paradoxical
to hear about plans to develop another airport at Mopa?If having two
airports were a must it would be worthwhile to shift the Navy from
Dabolim to Mopa?the surest way of attracting more tourists, is by
making Goa cleaner regarding garbage, crime and corruption! 475 words.
Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=200808127

Non-residents homing in thick and fast
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. NRIs account for 15-30% of sales in
branded realty developments against 5-15% three years ago. Properties
in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Goa are attracting most of the buyers
?UK-based NRIs usually want a second home in India?603 words. Click
here.
http://www.google.co.uk/news?sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB278GB278&hl=en&ned=&q=Goa+OR+Goan*+OR+Konkan*&ie=UTF-8&scoring=d

'People in Goa have peculiar understanding of customer service'
12 Aug: SKRIN Newswire (Russia). Ural Airlines is going to introduce a
new scheduled flight to Goa, India. 'Our last season made it obvious
that our travelers are ready to go to India despite the long haul and
the peculiar understanding of customer service the indigenous people
appear to have,' says Ural Airlines' Commercial Director Kirill
Skuratov, according to URBC. 172 words.

India deadly for Britons: government report
12 Aug: IANS. Thailand and India are the deadliest destinations for
British visitors, said a government report published Tuesday?Thailand
accounted for 0.3 deaths for every thousand British visitors and India
0.2 deaths? The publication of the report follows the rape and murder
of 15-year-old British holidaymaker Scarlett Keeling in Goa in
February. 340 words. Click here.
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEL20080812175554&Page=L&Title=World&Topic=0
For the full report with statistics click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/newsroom/latest-news/?view=PressR&id=5226192
For the UK Travel Advisory to Goa click here.
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Goa has to live with tar balls on beaches
13 July: Navhind Times. Looks like tar balls, a annual blot on Goa's
pearly white and much frequented coastline, are here to stay with
experts saying that these tar balls will increase with time. 568
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081359

PRIZE COMPETITION:

Win a holiday for two to Goa
Love Guru: Six day holiday for two adults aged 18 or older to Goa, an
inflatable massage chair, or a Love Guru Kit. Submit a photo or short
video clip of yourself creating an innovative yoga pose? Click here.
http://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/loveguru/

GOA NEWS HEADLINES

Goa has 6,000 IT trained youth jobless
8 Aug: Navhind Times. The president of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, Mr Nitin Kuncolienkar has said that there are around 6,000
unemployed youth in Goa who have completed their IT education/
training at various strata from post-graduation to lower level. 503
words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008080831

Book Aldona bridge for Rs 6,000 per day!
8 Aug: Times of India. Forget about open-air venues, the famed Aldona
cable-stayed bridge could be an idyllic location for a private
function at a nominal fee. Believe it or not, one needs to pay only Rs
6,000 per day and Rs 3,000 for half day to use the bridge?502 words.
Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8083&cid=2

Goa Church Cautious About Laws To Protect Old Goa
8 Aug: Indian Catholic. Church people in Goa have taken a cautious
stand on a government proposal to protect Old Goa?The proposal would
ban new construction within two kilometers of the complex and restrict
construction within a wider radius?some "powerful people" have
acquired land that once belonged to the Jesuits within the complex?a
Hindu minister-turned-land developer is "a prime violator" in the
area. 447 words. Click here.
http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=11024

BJP to seek special status for Goa
8 Aug: Zee News. Opposition BJP will move a resolution in the ensuing
session of the Goa Assembly seeking special status for the tourist
state. "There is large-scale migration into the state because of which
the infrastructure has collapsed. We have limited resources within
which we have to manage," Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar said ?
218 words. Click here.
http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=461062&sid=REG

Recipe: Goa's traditional pancakes
9 Aug: Times of India. By Melinda Pereira Kamat. Polles are sweetened
or unsweetened pancakes prepared on the fourth Sunday of the sacred
month of Shravan by the Catholics, Hindus and Muslims in Goa. 888
words. Click here.
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOI&BaseHref=TOIGO/2008/08/09&PageLabel=4&EntityId=Ar00401&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

A million mutinies now
10 Aug: Times of India. Goans have sat up from their siesta and found
half their land under the pylons of housing complexes or hotels?"This
shrill rhetoric of Goans versus non-Goans is out to put a jingoistic
slant on the issue," says Oscar Dr Rebello?"We're not saying Goa for
Goans, we're saying Goans first," insists Cota. 919 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Review/A_million_mutinies_now/articleshow/3347087.cms

Goa to be declared a 'safe food town'
10 Aug: Times of India. The Indian Government on Saturday announced
over Rs 76-crore worth of central assistance to boost the food
processing sector in Goa and said the entire state will be declared a
"safe food town"? Rs 50 crore for a mega food park in Goa and Rs 15
crore for the modernisation of the Goa meat complex?403 words. Click
here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Goa/State_to_be_declared_a_safe_food_town/articleshow/3347494.cms

Goa society seeks support to take over int'l film fest
10 Aug: Times of India. The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has
asked the film industry to support them in their plan to take over the
International Film Festival of India?254 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Mumbai/Goa_society_seeks_support_to_take_over_intl_film_fest_/rssarticleshow/3344511.cms

120 evacuated in Salcete
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Heavy rains accompanied by winds created havoc
in South Goa district on Sunday rising the water level of Selaulim
dam. The rainwater flooded out some 120 people from their dwelling
units in Salcete taluka and submerged several low-lying areas of the
district?545 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081112

Flood threatens Goa
11 Aug: PTI. ?Many low lying parts of Goa are already under water with
most of the rivers crossing danger mark. The flood can get worse, if
rains continue for next two days, administration officials
contended?253 words. Clikc here.
http://www.thehindu.com/holnus/004200808111101.htm

Incessant rains lash Goa
11 Aug: Navhind Times. Rising water levels rivers and dams causing
almost flood-like situation forced the people to shift to safer and
higher areas?heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds continued to lash
Goa for fifth day in succession?There were several power supply
interruptions in the Porvorim and Panaji areas ?widespread damage to
property?heavy rains and thunder shower would continue over the next
24 hours? 692 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081113

Landslide breaks Goa-Karnataka link
Click to enlarge
11 Aug: Heavy rains snapped Goa's southern link with neighbouring
Karnataka following a major landslide along Anmod Ghat, a road running
across Molem national wildlife sanctuary?The landslide took place just
next to Dudhsagar waterfall, a tourist spot tucked on the western
ghat?235 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Landslide_breaks_Goa-Karnataka_link/articleshow/3349187.cms
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8167&cid=1


Goa govt in quandary over denotifying SEZs
12 Aug: Economic Times. The Centre, which has not taken any step till
now to denotify the SEZs as demanded by the state, may do so only if
the Goa government is able to persuade the developers to hand back the
land leased to them and to compensate them. An estimated Rs 500 crore
(?60 m) has been invested in the notified SEZs so far. 423 words.
Click here.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Economy/Goa_govt_in_quandary_over_SEZs/articleshow/3353991.cms

Editorial: Power to the People: The Great Goan Illusion
12 Aug: Navhind Times. Arun Sinha, deftly uses the analogy of Mrs Lalu
Yadev' planning a menu for her family of eleven with that of
governance in Goa. He illustrates the inevitable confusion that arises
out of seeking consensus on every issue, and using a bottom-up
approach for State planning. 1145 words. Click here.
http://www.navhindtimes.com/story.php?story=2008081210

Video: A tribute to Mario de Miranda. By Pamela D'Mello
13 Aug: You Tube. Like thousands of others one came upon the art of
Mario Miranda as a five year old in a school text book? 4m.22s. Click
here.
http://www.youtube.com/user/pameladmello
On the same page there is a link to Pamela's other video clip, So
Often, which describes the enigma facing Goa's village development.
For a review, by Frederick Noronha, of Mario Mendonca's new book, click here.
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html

Leave them alone
13 Aug: The Telegraph (India). The media are violating the right to
privacy of children who are victims of sexual abuse. 1314 words. Click
here.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080813/jsp/opinion/story_9686457.jsp

Bus conductor taught lesson for misbehaving
13 Aug: Herald. A bus conductor had a lesson to learn when he was
brought to the Panjim Police Station for misbehaving with a lady
passenger ? the passenger alleged the conductor had caught her hand
and asked her in an unruly manner to go and stand in one corner of the
crowded bus?she works in the police department?286 words. Click here.
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=8274&cid=26

Weekly Update
7 Aug: Times of India ? Goa edition. Weather: Max = 26.5; Min = 23.0.
Humidity 96% to 98%
Exchange rates ?= 82.19; $ =42.07 ; Euro = 65.07

SCARLETT KEELING MURDER

Order on foreigners' panchanamas flouted
7 Aug: Times of India. Shocked by the manner in which a police officer
carried out the inquest panchanama of the body of a foreign national
in 1997, the Goa police passed an order stating that in such cases the
panchanama had to be only handled a police officer not below the rank
of police inspector. However, till date, the instructions have only
remained on paper and have not been followed? the circular has gained
significance, following the alleged rape and murder of Scarlett
Keeling at Anjuna? Nerlon Albuquerque sent a probationary PSI to
conduct the inquest panchnama of Scarlett's body. 535 words. Click
here.
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Goa/Order_on_foreigners_panchanamas_flouted/articleshow/3335568.cms

Scarlett's mother delays visit to India
7 Aug: PTI. Fiona Mackeown has decided to hold back her visit to India
awaiting the lower court's observation in a petition filed against her
by an NGO. 190 words. Click here.
http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/89AFDB331DBB2BB36525749E002D2E70?OpenDocument

Court to hear petition against Scarlett's mother tomorrow
10 Aug: PTI. The Goa Children's Court will on Monday hear the petition
filed against Fiona Mackeown, mother of British teenager Scarlett, by
a Goa-based NGO represented by Aires Rodrigues. 269 words. Click here.
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/002200808101653.htm

Scarlett Keeling: Court against prosecuting mother
11 Aug: UNI. The Children's Court's refused to direct the police to
investigate the role of Fiona Mackeown in the death of her daughter
British teenager Scarlett Keeling?The complaint, filed by Utt Goenkara
spokesman Adv Aires Rodrigues was disallowed the on the grounds that
it could only be filed by close relatives, police or a competent
authority? 528 words. Click here.
http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-10074.html

Scarlett Keeling: CBI Lifts Look out Circular against Mannion
12 Aug: PTI. The look out circular (LOC) issued against British
National, Michael Mannion, a prime witness in Scarlett death case, has
been lifted?Sources confirmed that Mannion has deposed before the
central investigating agency for four times? 290 words. Click here.
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=49783&n_tit=Panaji%3A+CBI+Lifts+Look+out+Circular+against+Mannion

Scarlett's mother will meet filmmaker
12 Aug: Daily News & Analysis. Fiona MacKeown has agreed to meet the
filmmakers of Rave Party, a movie based on her daughter's horrific
rape and killing in Goa. The film is also supposed to dissect the drug
scene in the state. Director Prabhakar Shukla says it is great news
for the film. 268 words. Click here.
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1182993
For the Film website, click here.
http://www.pixelproductionsltd.com/#/raveparty/4529081962


IN THE NEWS:

DJ Pearl: Defected Get Diverted
1 Aug: Metro (London)?Defected welcomes DJ Pearl, a member of the
Submerge collective with festivals such as Goa's 15,000 capacity
Sunrise. Pearl will be showcasing her funky, progressive house at
Ibiza's Pacha after London? Click here.
http://www.metro.co.uk/metrolife/article.html?in_article_id=241670&in_page_id=265&in_a_source=
Quote from the DJ Pearl website: Having grown up surrounded by music
and around vinyl collecting parents who themselves were a part of the
Goa music scene back in the 70's, it isn't hard to see why music had
such a major influence on her. Click here.
http://www.djpearl.com/about.htm
For the video, DJ Pearl & Last Vegas - Sexy Girl. 2m.36s. Click here.
http://youtu.be/tWWINfBNfVY

Film Review: Hotel Very Welcome
4 Aug: Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles Film Festival. "Hotel Very
Welcome" presents an unflattering series of ugly tourist poster
children bumbling around Asia?Befuddled Irish backpacker travels from
the deserts of Rajasthan to the beaches of Goa in search of India's
best marijuana. In rare moments of drug-induced lucidity, he
acknowledges that he's on the run from the prospect of imminent
parenthood, occasioned by an ill-advised one night stand? For the film
website with trailer etc. Click here.
http://www.hotelverywelcome.com/

Text + Video. Anjum Anand: Indian gastronomy gets innovative
7 Aug: CNBC TV18. Anjum Anand has got her own TV show; she has got two
books to her credit and third is in the offing. She said, "Now we are
going regional?there are different flavours from regions like Goa,
Punjab, Kashmir and Kerala?it is fantastic because every region is
different?For me, it is an education." Click here.
http://www.moneycontrol.com/mccode/news/article/news_article.php?autono=350276

Indians better at English than Britons, say teachers
8 Aug: Times of India. Many undergraduates in British universities
have such low competence with spelling, punctuation and grammar that
despairing lecturers often spend time teaching the basics of English
to the English. Lecturers say that international students from India
and other former colonies often have higher standards of basic English
than their British colleagues? 303 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Indians_better_at_English_than_Britons_say_teachers/articleshow/3339388.cms

Conservatives protest desi version of Bible
9 Aug: Times of India. India's first home-grown Bible, meant to help
Catholics understand their faith in the context of Indian culture and
tradition has run aground with complaints from within its own fold? It
suggests creation is a story, Eden is a mythical garden, Adam and
Eve's sin was probably a sexual one and so on?854 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mumbai/Conservatives_protest_desi_version_of_Bible_/articleshow/3344526.cms

South Africa: Top chefs to cook at Goan food fest
10 Aug: The Times (South Africa). The exotic flavours of India and
Portugal will mingle at the Goan Food Festival in Durban from August
23 to 30? Bhuvnesh Kumar Verma and Vasco Alvares from the Taj group in
Goa will prepare fare characteristic of Goa in the Beverly Hill
Hotel's Sugar Club restaurant?185 words. Click here.
http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/News/Article.aspx?id=818505

Why judge by skin colour? By Anushka Asthana
10 Aug: The Observer (UK). We all know it's wrong to judge by skin
colour ... so why do we do it? ? for millions of people, skin colour
is still a contentious issue? it matters greatly in India where
wedding adverts include a request for 'complexion', with 'fair'
counting as good and 'very fair' as excellent? 1058 words. Click here.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/aug/10/beauty.race

Philip Lobo: PhD from a laundromat in London.
12 Aug: The Age (Australia). A notorious trades college for
international students may be forced to shut ? it is alleged college
heads sold qualifications for between $10,000 and $30,000 to
visa-seeking international students who did not attend classes?The
college directors are Philip Lobo, 60, of Dubai, where the college has
a campus? In 2002 Mr Lobo was expelled after listing tertiary
qualifications he did not have. He had claimed to have a PhD from a
university whose postal address corresponded with a laundromat in
London. 511 words. Click here.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/rogue-college-faces-melbourne-audit-20080811-3tms.html?skin=text-only

Tesco enters Indian retail business
13 Aug: Times of India. After wooing many Indian realty majors and
retailers, UK's largest retailer Tesco has decided to go solo by
developing a cash-and-carry business with an investment of ? 60
million in the first two years. It has simultaneously zeroed in on a
tie-up with Trent, the Tata group retail arm, to develop the latter's
discount hypermarket format. 474 words. Click here.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Business/India_Business/Tesco_enters_Indian_retail_with_Tata_Trent/articleshow/3358487.cms

GOANET HIGHLIGHTS BY CORNEL DACOSTA

On the theme of 'Environmental degradation of Goa' [1] Prasad Vaman
Raicar presents a short article about environmental concerns in
today's Goa. He praises the Goans for their greater environmental
awareness compared to those in many other Indian states. However, he
cautions us that, the environment is now placed on the backburner
while the the focus has moved to construction activities.

A pertinent question and theme for an article by Sujay Gupta is titled
'NGOs: Where do you get your money from?' [2] This article first
appeared on 8/8/08 in the Herald, Goa, newspaper. Many sharp questions
are raised and a trenchant demand by Gupta is made for transparency on
the source of NGO finances and expenditures in Indian states.

The perennial question of Goans and their crab mentality [3] is
currently very much in the picture on Goanet. Ordinarily, I may not
have re-visited this theme, but several recent posts have generated
new thoughts about this topic. One not to be missed is by Freddy
Agnelo Fernandes from Dubai. It has a 'scientific observational twist'
to it even though Freddy claims no particular expertise in science.

Veteran journalist Frederick Noronha provides an excellent review of
two books under the caption 'A tale of two cartoonists' [4]. This
draws our attention to the careers of Goan cartoonists Mario de
Miranda, and Alex Raphael Fernandes under the pen-name of Alexyz.
Their careers are fascinating in their own right-- starting from their
former base in "Bombay rather than Mumbai" but much information is
provided to us to hopefully add these volumes to our home bookshelves.

With no pun intended, a vet of vet Kevin Saldanha's article titled
'Community initiatives supported by veterinarians' [5] surprised me
somewhat when I learned about how many Goans have worked in this
highly competitive professional field. Kevin's online forum for Goan
veterinarians worldwide has a membership of approximately 45
currently. Of these, about a dozen reside in the Toronto area. I would
be curious to discover how many Goan vets there are in Greater London.

Finally, I reiterate that, Goanet is often the source of very unusual
articles and U.P. Kamath's article 'History: Those un-earthly paddy
fields of Goa' [6] explores the "unusual" construction of Goa's paddy
fields over the centuries. So interested has Namath been about these
Goa features that he has examined them using Google Earth to
understand their unusual formations. He wants to know much more about
them and any Goan Voice (UK) readers who can throw light on these
paddy fields is welcomed to respond to Kamat.

Please visit the Goanet archives at
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/ To subscribe to
Goanet send an email to subscribe at goanet.org

[1] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078821.html
[2] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078794.html
[3] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078822.html
[4] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078806.html
[5] http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078803.html
[6]
http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2008-August/078814.html


UK TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes

COOKERY: Market Kitchen Diaries. UKTV Food
Saturday 16th Aug. 13:30 to 14:30. Recipes include Goan chicken with poha rice?

TRAVEL: India with Michael Palin. UKTV Documentary
Saturday 16th Aug. 22:00 to 23:00. Michael Palin travels to Amritsar and Shimla

TRAVEL: Earthwalkers. Travel Channel
Saturday 16th Aug. 23:00 to 23:30. Jinja, Uganda is a place that's
home not only to the source of the River Nile but also the world's
greatest sequence of class five rapids

TRAVEL: Julian and Camilla's World Odyssey. Travel Channel
Sunday 17th Aug. 21:00 to 22:00. Mumbai.

ARTS: Afternoon Play.BBC Radio Four
Monday 18th Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. It is 2025, Bhavna is an astronaut
and soon to be the first Indian woman to fly to Mars.

DOCUMENTARY: Barry Vera - Feast India: Discovery Travel and Living
Monday 18th to Sun. 25 Aug. 18:30 to 19:00. Barry Vera has a daily
slot for the week, presenting Indian food from different regions

ARTS: Afternoon Play. BBC Radio Four
Thursday 21st Aug. 14:15 to 15:00. Sex for Volunteers. Romantic comedy
by Laura Marney and David Ramos Fernandes. When Suzy's husband takes a
job abroad (Saudi), her sister encourages her to join a team of
first-aiders.

FORTHCOMING

See http://www.lanfranc.com/lanfranc_location_2000.pdf for help in
locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun. 17 Aug. 3 pm. Croydon. Konkani Dramatic Association UK presents
John D'Silva's 25th Silver Jubilee production tiatr, "NATTOK" Charlie
Chaplin from Goa coming to London with his best performance artistes.
Plus artistes from UK. Archbishop Lanfranc High School, Mitcham Rd.
Croydon. Ticket: ?12.00 or ?10.00 in advance. Contact Judy Pacheco
02087632606// 07949403741. For the flyer click here.

Sun.17 Aug. G.O.A. Family Fun at HSBC Sports Club, Beckenham, Kent.
Contact: Richard Fernandes - 020 8300 5347, Vince Fernandes - 020 8764
8780

Sun. 17 Aug: G.O.A. Junior Football Tournament - Cancelled

Sun. 17 Aug. G.O.A. Men's Football Tournament at HSBC Sports Club,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Darren Fernandes - 07956 117703

Mon. 25 Aug. G.O.A. Sports Day at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham
Road, Croydon. Contact: Peter Rodrigues 020 - 8399 4883. For stall
applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457

Sun. 31 Aug. SE Goans Summer Festival at Hurstmere School, Hurst Rd,
Sidcup, DA15 9AW. Starts at 1pm. Music, food stalls, side stalls,
entertainment. If you require a stall at ?30 contact Chris Pinto
01322400732 or Dominic 07854490617

Sun. 31 Aug. World Goa Day at the Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX.
Open-air mass at 12.30pm followed by a picnic in the extensive
grounds. Please arrive by 12.00pm for a prompt start. Contact Fiona
Lobo on 020 8656 3317 fiona.lobo at blueyonder.co.uk for further details
or Rose Fernandes on 020 8409 8388 rosefernandes at milnet.uk.net for car
sharing arrangements (both drivers and passengers).

Sun. 7 Sep: Ex-Aden and Friends Get Together. Archbishop Lanfranc
School Mitcham Road, Croydon. 1pm to 7pm. Tickets, includes meal:
Adults ?10; children (age 3-10) ?5. Bring Your Own Drinks. Music by
Yemeni. For tickets and info: Tony 0208 281 0460. Frank 0208 653 8642.
Sarto 0208 670 3059. Thomas 0208 768 0565. Bosco 0208 684 9154. Chris
0208 679 8703. Gloria 0208 656 3994. Dress Smart Casual ? no jeans or
trainers). Donations of prizes gratefully received.

Sun. 7 Sep. G.O.A. Volleyball Tournament at HSBC Club, Lennard Road,
Beckenham, Kent. Contact: Richard Fernandes 020 8300 5347

10 -15 Sep. On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of
Our Lady of Lourdes the Goan Chaplaincy has organised a Pilgrimage to
Lourdes/Nevers for 5 days by Luxury Coach - 3 star Hotel - 3 mins from
Grotto. (Full Board at Hotel) All Masses at Lourdes/ Bartres/ Nevers;
Walking Tour of St. Bernadette. ? 250. Please Contact:- Cilla Hermann
On 020 8684 7671 for further details. Book early to avoid
disappointment.

Sat. 27 Sep. SE Goans Belgium day trip. Shopping, seaside, site
seeing. Contact Sharon Pinto 01322400732

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