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Joel D'Souza
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 08, 2003

BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003
"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

SKYBUS IN IRAQ: The Konkan Railway Corporation had high expectations of
developing skybus route in Iraq, but as of today its fate hangs in balance.
KRC officials accompanying railway ministry officials to Iraq around six
months back had almost sealed a deal with the oil-rich country to develop
skybus in the city of Baghdad for a massive 800 million dollars. The
Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between KRC and the Iraqi
officials. (Nisser Dias in GT)

FRUIT FEST AT CAMPAL: It will be a festival of a different kind. A variety
of fruits on display, seminar and interactions, eating and carving contests
and musicall under one roof, for three days beginning May 9 at the Campal
heritage precincts, Panjim. The Konkan Fruit Fest will be inaugurated by
the Governor of Goa Kidar Nath Sahani at 10 am, following the
exhibition-cum-sale of fruits from the Konkan belt will be open to the
public upto 9 pm. (H)

WEEPING PORTRAIT: PANEL APPOINTED: A special committee headed by aux Bishop
Filipe Neri Ferrao, has been appointed by Archbishop Raul Gonsalves, to
study the supposedly "extraordinary" event at Camurlim (Salcete), whereby
it is claimed that a framed picture of Sacred Heart of Jesus had apparently
shed tears of blood. The special committee consists of Dr Ehrlich de Sa
(scientist), Fr Joseph da Silva (Episcopal Vicar), Dr Savio Rodrigues
(microbiologist), Dr Nandakumar Kamat (scientist), Fr Kyriel de Souza
(Episcopal vicar), Dr Bernadette Gomes (sociologist), Dr Mario Pinto
Almeida (advocate), Fr Francisco Caldeira (Director of Pastoral Institute)
and Dr Silvano Dias Sapeco (Medico-Legal expert). (H)

RURAL HEALTHCARE: In a bid to provide healthcare at the doorsteps of rural
people, the government will appoint 50 private practitioners on duty
between 9 am and 4.30 pm at rural medical dispensaries soon. The doctors
will be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs.6,000 and will be free to do
private practice before 9 am and after 4.30 pm everyday. However, the
doctors will have to sign an undertaking that they will reside in the
village. (GT)

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

WOMAN DIES IN MISHAP: Ms Anamari Carvalho (65) resident of Guddi, Paroda,
who was injured in a car accident yesterday afternoon at Guddi, died at the
GMC. Ms Anamari was crossing the road when she was knocked down by a car. (NT)

MAN STABBED: A 29-year-old youth, Domnic Cardoz, yesterday allegedly
stabbed his 60-year-old paternal uncle, Mathew Cardoz, over a property
dispute, according to the Maina-Curtorim police. (GT)

NEW SECRETARIAT: The seat of power at the Yusuf Adil Shah Palace, the
present civil secretariat in Panaji, is scheduled to be shifted to a new
spacious two-storied premises opposite the Assembly Complex at Porvorim by
May 2004. With the shifting of the government departments, the 500-year-old
palace is likely to be converted into an art gallery-cum-museum. (GT)

KUWAIT GOANS FOR REVIVAL OF DIRECT AI FLIGHTS: Dissatisfied with the
inadequate flights and lackadaisical service offered by Indian Airlines to
Goa-bound air travelers from Kuwait, representatives of the Goan community
submitted a memorandum to the Air India regional manager D Kishore in
Kuwait on Tuesday, requesting the revival of direct AI flights services
from Kuwait to Goa. A delegation comprising Goan Welfare Society office
bearers Tony Cordeiro, senior community leader, Wilson Coelho, Gasper
Almeida and Menino Duarte, met Kishore with the demand to provide a
Kuwait-Goa flight from this June. It was pointed out that the 30,000-odd
Goan community forms the second largest Indian expatriate group in Kuwait. (H)

KONKANI LITERARY CONFERENCE: The sixteenth All India Konkani Literary
Conference will be held at the Acharya Dharmanand Kossambi Nagar, Vasco da
Gama, from 9 to 11 May. (GT)

LECTURE ON TERRORISM: Former ambassador to Romania, Padmabhushan Julio
Ribeiro, will deliver the VM Salgaocar Memorial lecture on "Terrorism in
Perspective" on 12 May at Hotel Mandovi at 6 pm. (GT)

NATURE CAMP: The Green Cross, Vivekanand Vichar Manch, Surla, and
Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade, Keri, will jointly organise a
three-day nature camp at Surla from 13 May. Trekking, nature talks,
discussions, slide shows, snake show, nature games, contests, lectures on
Mhadei, trekking to the temples, forts and waterfalls of the area and
visits to the villages in the Chorla Ghat area re part of the camp. (GT)

PORTUGUESE RULE BENEFITED GOAN WOMEN: The Portuguese rule in Goa indirectly
benefited Goan women to a certain extent, who before that were subjected to
tremendous injustice which acted against their economic, social and
political empowerment. This view was expressed by Dr Varsha Kamat, PES
College of Arts and Science, Farmagudi. She was talking on the national
conference on "History of Goa: Issues, Trends and Perspective", organised
by the History Department, Goa University. "The Portuguese indirectly
helped the Hindu women from the curse of Sati and promoted the well being
of at least a section of them who embraced Christianity with certain
advantages thereby elevating their status in the society," she said. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion event in Mapusa,
to be held on 9 May, will focus on "Rain Water Harvesting" to curb water
scarcity in Goa. The discussion will be lead by Dr Sachin Tendulkar of the
Dept of Science, Technology and Environment, who has been closely
associated with a Goa project of the National Watershed Development
Programme for Rainfed Areas.

WORKSHOP ON GRAM SABHAS: The Panchayat Raj Cell of Peaceful Society in
association with the Goa Desc Resource Centre will conduct a workshop on
"Gram Sabhas in Goa after the 73rd Constitutional Amendment" on 31st May
2003 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the T. B. Cunha Hall, Panaji. The
workshop will discuss various issues and recommendations pertaining to the
gram sabhas. The discussion will take into consideration various view
points like those from academicians, political party's, panchayat
functionaries, social action groups and gram sabha members from Goa. The
workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Peter Rony D'Souza, Head of the
department of Political Science, Goa University, and Dr. Aureliano
Fernandes, Associate Professor of Goa University, will present and
understanding about the gram sabha. Those desiring to participate contact:
the Goa Desc (phone 2252660) or Peaceful Society, Kundaim (phone 2392236 /
2392237) ("Soter D'souza" soter at goatelecom.com)

INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR GOAN: Ayres B Coutinho of Goa was honoured with the
Indira Gandhi Award 2003 for his outstanding services, achievements and
contribution in the field of rural industrialization, social economic
development and for mobilizing and promoting a number of young
entrepreneurs. (GT)

MUMBAI-GLASGOW PRINT EXHIBITION: An exibition of prints by British and
Indian artists will be inaugurated on May 9 at 5.30 pm by Pratapsing Rane
at the Kala Academy, with Wendell Rodricks as the guest of honour. The
exhibition, which will last till May 18, has exhibits by Anna Strachan, Ian
McNicol, Carole Fulton, Murray Robertson, David Traynor and Norman
Mathieson from the UK, and Anant Nikam, Dileep Sharma, Madhukar Munde, Paul
Koli, Vilas Shinde and Rajan Fulari from India, who had participated in the
Mumbai-Glasgow Link Programme organised by the British Council in
collaboration with Cymoraza Art Gallery and Sir JJ School of Arts in
Scotland recently.

S P O R T S

FOOTBALL RESULTS: Adarsh Yuvak Sangh sailed into the finals of the Pilerne
Panchayat Cup via the sudden death 6-5 victory over Sangolda Lightning at
Pilerne. Holy Cross, Fatorda, emerged victorious in the finals of St
Mathews Soccer, defeating the hosts by a solitary first-half goal in the
final. Young Boys of Tonca, Panjim, trounced St Rock's Sports Club, Fatrade
402 in the Fr Agnel Youth Centre's Festival Soccer at Agassaim ground. Fr
Agnel High School defeated Bethany Convent High School, St Jose de Areal,
4-0 in the state-level finals played at the Nehru Stadium at Fatorda. St
Rock's Youth Club defeated Navelim Sporting Club 4-2 in tie-breaker to make
it to the final grade of the Holy Cross invitational football tournament at
Kakoda. Parish Youth, Morjim, moved into the semi-finals of Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament with a 2-1 victory over Benny XI,
Mapusa, in Candolim. (GT)

G R E E T I N G S
We greet
REMO FERNANDES
Many Happy Returns of the Day
And Many Years of Good Goan Music
On his FIFTIETH Birthday today.

D E A T H S
07 May: Panjim: ROSARIO RODRIGUES (Proprietor, Undertaker), husband of
Severina, father of Tomy/Linda, Maria/Marcos (Nairobi), Victor/Maria,
Marcos (Kuwait)/Ida, Martin/Rita, Tereza/Rocky, Emiliano, Miguel, Eulogio.
07 May: Chinchinim: JOAQUIM JOSEPH FERNANDES, husband of Ida, father of
Cherie/Chiquito, Kingsley and Henning.
04 May: Cavelossim/Borivili, Mumbai: EGIDIO GOMES, husband of Dorothy,
father of late Dr Ms Yvonne, Yolanda/Ashley Vaz, Theona/Raymond Yates,
Vivian, Myola/Crmo Nunes (all in Canada), Yeovil/Sennen Gonsalves.
07 May: Verem/Mapusa, Byculla: ANACLETA G D'SOUZA, wife of late Joseph
Paul, mother of Anthony/Gloria, Baptist/Blossom.
07 May: Betalbatim-Binvaddo: JOSE PAUL FERNANDES, husband of Celina,
brother of late Salvador/Maria Rosada, Francisco (Muscat)/Augusta,
Terezinha/Santano, Maria Joaquina/Honorato, Santan/late Manuel, Cleta/Paul
Moraes, Auta/Boaventura Leitao, Epifanio/Annie.
07 May: Ponda: ANTONIO SALVADOR NORONHA (Rtd ASI), husband of
Remediana, father of Rosalinda./Desmond, Sophia, Rosaria/Illu, Zephrine/Selza.
04 May: HUBERT DE SANTANA, husband of Susan, son of Angela/late Manuel,
brother of Gerry, Olaf, Teresa. Expired at Toronto General Hospital at the
age of 60. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180
Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of QEW), from 2 p.m. on May 8
until time of Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. Cremation
has taken place. If desired, remembrances to UNICEF would be appreciated by
the family. Hubert is the grandson of the late Dr. R. Ribeiro (benefactor
of Dr. Ribeiro Goan School, Nairobi).

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.3 deg C (84.7 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Min Temp: 21.0 deg C; Humidity: 39 % (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright sunshine, blue skies and a gentle breeze.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
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EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 16:44:22 UTC
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In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins
Lily &amp; Gabe Menezes
2003-05-09 11:49:04 UTC
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In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)



What is more upsetting is that Politicians also owe the Bank money. There is
no way that pressure will be brought to bear upon the fraudsters and
defrauders.
It is a co-op bank and unfortunately unless the govt. helps the losses will
be borne by small savers.


Cheers Gabe Menezes
Lily &amp; Gabe Menezes
2003-05-09 11:49:04 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)



What is more upsetting is that Politicians also owe the Bank money. There is
no way that pressure will be brought to bear upon the fraudsters and
defrauders.
It is a co-op bank and unfortunately unless the govt. helps the losses will
be borne by small savers.


Cheers Gabe Menezes
Lily &amp; Gabe Menezes
2003-05-09 11:49:04 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)



What is more upsetting is that Politicians also owe the Bank money. There is
no way that pressure will be brought to bear upon the fraudsters and
defrauders.
It is a co-op bank and unfortunately unless the govt. helps the losses will
be borne by small savers.


Cheers Gabe Menezes
Lily &amp; Gabe Menezes
2003-05-09 11:49:04 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)



What is more upsetting is that Politicians also owe the Bank money. There is
no way that pressure will be brought to bear upon the fraudsters and
defrauders.
It is a co-op bank and unfortunately unless the govt. helps the losses will
be borne by small savers.


Cheers Gabe Menezes
Lily &amp; Gabe Menezes
2003-05-09 11:49:04 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)



What is more upsetting is that Politicians also owe the Bank money. There is
no way that pressure will be brought to bear upon the fraudsters and
defrauders.
It is a co-op bank and unfortunately unless the govt. helps the losses will
be borne by small savers.


Cheers Gabe Menezes
Lily &amp; Gabe Menezes
2003-05-09 11:49:04 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)



What is more upsetting is that Politicians also owe the Bank money. There is
no way that pressure will be brought to bear upon the fraudsters and
defrauders.
It is a co-op bank and unfortunately unless the govt. helps the losses will
be borne by small savers.


Cheers Gabe Menezes
Lily &amp; Gabe Menezes
2003-05-09 11:49:04 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)



What is more upsetting is that Politicians also owe the Bank money. There is
no way that pressure will be brought to bear upon the fraudsters and
defrauders.
It is a co-op bank and unfortunately unless the govt. helps the losses will
be borne by small savers.


Cheers Gabe Menezes

EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 23:46:55 UTC
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In a message dated 5/8/03 9:44:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time, EdgarStmartins
writes:

<<
<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins >>
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-08 07:10:50 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 08, 2003

BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003
"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

SKYBUS IN IRAQ: The Konkan Railway Corporation had high expectations of
developing skybus route in Iraq, but as of today its fate hangs in balance.
KRC officials accompanying railway ministry officials to Iraq around six
months back had almost sealed a deal with the oil-rich country to develop
skybus in the city of Baghdad for a massive 800 million dollars. The
Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between KRC and the Iraqi
officials. (Nisser Dias in GT)

FRUIT FEST AT CAMPAL: It will be a festival of a different kind. A variety
of fruits on display, seminar and interactions, eating and carving contests
and musicall under one roof, for three days beginning May 9 at the Campal
heritage precincts, Panjim. The Konkan Fruit Fest will be inaugurated by
the Governor of Goa Kidar Nath Sahani at 10 am, following the
exhibition-cum-sale of fruits from the Konkan belt will be open to the
public upto 9 pm. (H)

WEEPING PORTRAIT: PANEL APPOINTED: A special committee headed by aux Bishop
Filipe Neri Ferrao, has been appointed by Archbishop Raul Gonsalves, to
study the supposedly "extraordinary" event at Camurlim (Salcete), whereby
it is claimed that a framed picture of Sacred Heart of Jesus had apparently
shed tears of blood. The special committee consists of Dr Ehrlich de Sa
(scientist), Fr Joseph da Silva (Episcopal Vicar), Dr Savio Rodrigues
(microbiologist), Dr Nandakumar Kamat (scientist), Fr Kyriel de Souza
(Episcopal vicar), Dr Bernadette Gomes (sociologist), Dr Mario Pinto
Almeida (advocate), Fr Francisco Caldeira (Director of Pastoral Institute)
and Dr Silvano Dias Sapeco (Medico-Legal expert). (H)

RURAL HEALTHCARE: In a bid to provide healthcare at the doorsteps of rural
people, the government will appoint 50 private practitioners on duty
between 9 am and 4.30 pm at rural medical dispensaries soon. The doctors
will be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs.6,000 and will be free to do
private practice before 9 am and after 4.30 pm everyday. However, the
doctors will have to sign an undertaking that they will reside in the
village. (GT)

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

WOMAN DIES IN MISHAP: Ms Anamari Carvalho (65) resident of Guddi, Paroda,
who was injured in a car accident yesterday afternoon at Guddi, died at the
GMC. Ms Anamari was crossing the road when she was knocked down by a car. (NT)

MAN STABBED: A 29-year-old youth, Domnic Cardoz, yesterday allegedly
stabbed his 60-year-old paternal uncle, Mathew Cardoz, over a property
dispute, according to the Maina-Curtorim police. (GT)

NEW SECRETARIAT: The seat of power at the Yusuf Adil Shah Palace, the
present civil secretariat in Panaji, is scheduled to be shifted to a new
spacious two-storied premises opposite the Assembly Complex at Porvorim by
May 2004. With the shifting of the government departments, the 500-year-old
palace is likely to be converted into an art gallery-cum-museum. (GT)

KUWAIT GOANS FOR REVIVAL OF DIRECT AI FLIGHTS: Dissatisfied with the
inadequate flights and lackadaisical service offered by Indian Airlines to
Goa-bound air travelers from Kuwait, representatives of the Goan community
submitted a memorandum to the Air India regional manager D Kishore in
Kuwait on Tuesday, requesting the revival of direct AI flights services
from Kuwait to Goa. A delegation comprising Goan Welfare Society office
bearers Tony Cordeiro, senior community leader, Wilson Coelho, Gasper
Almeida and Menino Duarte, met Kishore with the demand to provide a
Kuwait-Goa flight from this June. It was pointed out that the 30,000-odd
Goan community forms the second largest Indian expatriate group in Kuwait. (H)

KONKANI LITERARY CONFERENCE: The sixteenth All India Konkani Literary
Conference will be held at the Acharya Dharmanand Kossambi Nagar, Vasco da
Gama, from 9 to 11 May. (GT)

LECTURE ON TERRORISM: Former ambassador to Romania, Padmabhushan Julio
Ribeiro, will deliver the VM Salgaocar Memorial lecture on "Terrorism in
Perspective" on 12 May at Hotel Mandovi at 6 pm. (GT)

NATURE CAMP: The Green Cross, Vivekanand Vichar Manch, Surla, and
Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade, Keri, will jointly organise a
three-day nature camp at Surla from 13 May. Trekking, nature talks,
discussions, slide shows, snake show, nature games, contests, lectures on
Mhadei, trekking to the temples, forts and waterfalls of the area and
visits to the villages in the Chorla Ghat area re part of the camp. (GT)

PORTUGUESE RULE BENEFITED GOAN WOMEN: The Portuguese rule in Goa indirectly
benefited Goan women to a certain extent, who before that were subjected to
tremendous injustice which acted against their economic, social and
political empowerment. This view was expressed by Dr Varsha Kamat, PES
College of Arts and Science, Farmagudi. She was talking on the national
conference on "History of Goa: Issues, Trends and Perspective", organised
by the History Department, Goa University. "The Portuguese indirectly
helped the Hindu women from the curse of Sati and promoted the well being
of at least a section of them who embraced Christianity with certain
advantages thereby elevating their status in the society," she said. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion event in Mapusa,
to be held on 9 May, will focus on "Rain Water Harvesting" to curb water
scarcity in Goa. The discussion will be lead by Dr Sachin Tendulkar of the
Dept of Science, Technology and Environment, who has been closely
associated with a Goa project of the National Watershed Development
Programme for Rainfed Areas.

WORKSHOP ON GRAM SABHAS: The Panchayat Raj Cell of Peaceful Society in
association with the Goa Desc Resource Centre will conduct a workshop on
"Gram Sabhas in Goa after the 73rd Constitutional Amendment" on 31st May
2003 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the T. B. Cunha Hall, Panaji. The
workshop will discuss various issues and recommendations pertaining to the
gram sabhas. The discussion will take into consideration various view
points like those from academicians, political party's, panchayat
functionaries, social action groups and gram sabha members from Goa. The
workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Peter Rony D'Souza, Head of the
department of Political Science, Goa University, and Dr. Aureliano
Fernandes, Associate Professor of Goa University, will present and
understanding about the gram sabha. Those desiring to participate contact:
the Goa Desc (phone 2252660) or Peaceful Society, Kundaim (phone 2392236 /
2392237) ("Soter D'souza" soter at goatelecom.com)

INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR GOAN: Ayres B Coutinho of Goa was honoured with the
Indira Gandhi Award 2003 for his outstanding services, achievements and
contribution in the field of rural industrialization, social economic
development and for mobilizing and promoting a number of young
entrepreneurs. (GT)

MUMBAI-GLASGOW PRINT EXHIBITION: An exibition of prints by British and
Indian artists will be inaugurated on May 9 at 5.30 pm by Pratapsing Rane
at the Kala Academy, with Wendell Rodricks as the guest of honour. The
exhibition, which will last till May 18, has exhibits by Anna Strachan, Ian
McNicol, Carole Fulton, Murray Robertson, David Traynor and Norman
Mathieson from the UK, and Anant Nikam, Dileep Sharma, Madhukar Munde, Paul
Koli, Vilas Shinde and Rajan Fulari from India, who had participated in the
Mumbai-Glasgow Link Programme organised by the British Council in
collaboration with Cymoraza Art Gallery and Sir JJ School of Arts in
Scotland recently.

S P O R T S

FOOTBALL RESULTS: Adarsh Yuvak Sangh sailed into the finals of the Pilerne
Panchayat Cup via the sudden death 6-5 victory over Sangolda Lightning at
Pilerne. Holy Cross, Fatorda, emerged victorious in the finals of St
Mathews Soccer, defeating the hosts by a solitary first-half goal in the
final. Young Boys of Tonca, Panjim, trounced St Rock's Sports Club, Fatrade
402 in the Fr Agnel Youth Centre's Festival Soccer at Agassaim ground. Fr
Agnel High School defeated Bethany Convent High School, St Jose de Areal,
4-0 in the state-level finals played at the Nehru Stadium at Fatorda. St
Rock's Youth Club defeated Navelim Sporting Club 4-2 in tie-breaker to make
it to the final grade of the Holy Cross invitational football tournament at
Kakoda. Parish Youth, Morjim, moved into the semi-finals of Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament with a 2-1 victory over Benny XI,
Mapusa, in Candolim. (GT)

G R E E T I N G S
We greet
REMO FERNANDES
Many Happy Returns of the Day
And Many Years of Good Goan Music
On his FIFTIETH Birthday today.

D E A T H S
07 May: Panjim: ROSARIO RODRIGUES (Proprietor, Undertaker), husband of
Severina, father of Tomy/Linda, Maria/Marcos (Nairobi), Victor/Maria,
Marcos (Kuwait)/Ida, Martin/Rita, Tereza/Rocky, Emiliano, Miguel, Eulogio.
07 May: Chinchinim: JOAQUIM JOSEPH FERNANDES, husband of Ida, father of
Cherie/Chiquito, Kingsley and Henning.
04 May: Cavelossim/Borivili, Mumbai: EGIDIO GOMES, husband of Dorothy,
father of late Dr Ms Yvonne, Yolanda/Ashley Vaz, Theona/Raymond Yates,
Vivian, Myola/Crmo Nunes (all in Canada), Yeovil/Sennen Gonsalves.
07 May: Verem/Mapusa, Byculla: ANACLETA G D'SOUZA, wife of late Joseph
Paul, mother of Anthony/Gloria, Baptist/Blossom.
07 May: Betalbatim-Binvaddo: JOSE PAUL FERNANDES, husband of Celina,
brother of late Salvador/Maria Rosada, Francisco (Muscat)/Augusta,
Terezinha/Santano, Maria Joaquina/Honorato, Santan/late Manuel, Cleta/Paul
Moraes, Auta/Boaventura Leitao, Epifanio/Annie.
07 May: Ponda: ANTONIO SALVADOR NORONHA (Rtd ASI), husband of
Remediana, father of Rosalinda./Desmond, Sophia, Rosaria/Illu, Zephrine/Selza.
04 May: HUBERT DE SANTANA, husband of Susan, son of Angela/late Manuel,
brother of Gerry, Olaf, Teresa. Expired at Toronto General Hospital at the
age of 60. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180
Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of QEW), from 2 p.m. on May 8
until time of Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. Cremation
has taken place. If desired, remembrances to UNICEF would be appreciated by
the family. Hubert is the grandson of the late Dr. R. Ribeiro (benefactor
of Dr. Ribeiro Goan School, Nairobi).

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.3 deg C (84.7 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Min Temp: 21.0 deg C; Humidity: 39 % (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright sunshine, blue skies and a gentle breeze.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 16:44:22 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 23:46:55 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 9:44:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time, EdgarStmartins
writes:

<<
<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins >>
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-08 07:10:50 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 08, 2003

BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003
"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

SKYBUS IN IRAQ: The Konkan Railway Corporation had high expectations of
developing skybus route in Iraq, but as of today its fate hangs in balance.
KRC officials accompanying railway ministry officials to Iraq around six
months back had almost sealed a deal with the oil-rich country to develop
skybus in the city of Baghdad for a massive 800 million dollars. The
Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between KRC and the Iraqi
officials. (Nisser Dias in GT)

FRUIT FEST AT CAMPAL: It will be a festival of a different kind. A variety
of fruits on display, seminar and interactions, eating and carving contests
and musicall under one roof, for three days beginning May 9 at the Campal
heritage precincts, Panjim. The Konkan Fruit Fest will be inaugurated by
the Governor of Goa Kidar Nath Sahani at 10 am, following the
exhibition-cum-sale of fruits from the Konkan belt will be open to the
public upto 9 pm. (H)

WEEPING PORTRAIT: PANEL APPOINTED: A special committee headed by aux Bishop
Filipe Neri Ferrao, has been appointed by Archbishop Raul Gonsalves, to
study the supposedly "extraordinary" event at Camurlim (Salcete), whereby
it is claimed that a framed picture of Sacred Heart of Jesus had apparently
shed tears of blood. The special committee consists of Dr Ehrlich de Sa
(scientist), Fr Joseph da Silva (Episcopal Vicar), Dr Savio Rodrigues
(microbiologist), Dr Nandakumar Kamat (scientist), Fr Kyriel de Souza
(Episcopal vicar), Dr Bernadette Gomes (sociologist), Dr Mario Pinto
Almeida (advocate), Fr Francisco Caldeira (Director of Pastoral Institute)
and Dr Silvano Dias Sapeco (Medico-Legal expert). (H)

RURAL HEALTHCARE: In a bid to provide healthcare at the doorsteps of rural
people, the government will appoint 50 private practitioners on duty
between 9 am and 4.30 pm at rural medical dispensaries soon. The doctors
will be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs.6,000 and will be free to do
private practice before 9 am and after 4.30 pm everyday. However, the
doctors will have to sign an undertaking that they will reside in the
village. (GT)

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

WOMAN DIES IN MISHAP: Ms Anamari Carvalho (65) resident of Guddi, Paroda,
who was injured in a car accident yesterday afternoon at Guddi, died at the
GMC. Ms Anamari was crossing the road when she was knocked down by a car. (NT)

MAN STABBED: A 29-year-old youth, Domnic Cardoz, yesterday allegedly
stabbed his 60-year-old paternal uncle, Mathew Cardoz, over a property
dispute, according to the Maina-Curtorim police. (GT)

NEW SECRETARIAT: The seat of power at the Yusuf Adil Shah Palace, the
present civil secretariat in Panaji, is scheduled to be shifted to a new
spacious two-storied premises opposite the Assembly Complex at Porvorim by
May 2004. With the shifting of the government departments, the 500-year-old
palace is likely to be converted into an art gallery-cum-museum. (GT)

KUWAIT GOANS FOR REVIVAL OF DIRECT AI FLIGHTS: Dissatisfied with the
inadequate flights and lackadaisical service offered by Indian Airlines to
Goa-bound air travelers from Kuwait, representatives of the Goan community
submitted a memorandum to the Air India regional manager D Kishore in
Kuwait on Tuesday, requesting the revival of direct AI flights services
from Kuwait to Goa. A delegation comprising Goan Welfare Society office
bearers Tony Cordeiro, senior community leader, Wilson Coelho, Gasper
Almeida and Menino Duarte, met Kishore with the demand to provide a
Kuwait-Goa flight from this June. It was pointed out that the 30,000-odd
Goan community forms the second largest Indian expatriate group in Kuwait. (H)

KONKANI LITERARY CONFERENCE: The sixteenth All India Konkani Literary
Conference will be held at the Acharya Dharmanand Kossambi Nagar, Vasco da
Gama, from 9 to 11 May. (GT)

LECTURE ON TERRORISM: Former ambassador to Romania, Padmabhushan Julio
Ribeiro, will deliver the VM Salgaocar Memorial lecture on "Terrorism in
Perspective" on 12 May at Hotel Mandovi at 6 pm. (GT)

NATURE CAMP: The Green Cross, Vivekanand Vichar Manch, Surla, and
Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade, Keri, will jointly organise a
three-day nature camp at Surla from 13 May. Trekking, nature talks,
discussions, slide shows, snake show, nature games, contests, lectures on
Mhadei, trekking to the temples, forts and waterfalls of the area and
visits to the villages in the Chorla Ghat area re part of the camp. (GT)

PORTUGUESE RULE BENEFITED GOAN WOMEN: The Portuguese rule in Goa indirectly
benefited Goan women to a certain extent, who before that were subjected to
tremendous injustice which acted against their economic, social and
political empowerment. This view was expressed by Dr Varsha Kamat, PES
College of Arts and Science, Farmagudi. She was talking on the national
conference on "History of Goa: Issues, Trends and Perspective", organised
by the History Department, Goa University. "The Portuguese indirectly
helped the Hindu women from the curse of Sati and promoted the well being
of at least a section of them who embraced Christianity with certain
advantages thereby elevating their status in the society," she said. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion event in Mapusa,
to be held on 9 May, will focus on "Rain Water Harvesting" to curb water
scarcity in Goa. The discussion will be lead by Dr Sachin Tendulkar of the
Dept of Science, Technology and Environment, who has been closely
associated with a Goa project of the National Watershed Development
Programme for Rainfed Areas.

WORKSHOP ON GRAM SABHAS: The Panchayat Raj Cell of Peaceful Society in
association with the Goa Desc Resource Centre will conduct a workshop on
"Gram Sabhas in Goa after the 73rd Constitutional Amendment" on 31st May
2003 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the T. B. Cunha Hall, Panaji. The
workshop will discuss various issues and recommendations pertaining to the
gram sabhas. The discussion will take into consideration various view
points like those from academicians, political party's, panchayat
functionaries, social action groups and gram sabha members from Goa. The
workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Peter Rony D'Souza, Head of the
department of Political Science, Goa University, and Dr. Aureliano
Fernandes, Associate Professor of Goa University, will present and
understanding about the gram sabha. Those desiring to participate contact:
the Goa Desc (phone 2252660) or Peaceful Society, Kundaim (phone 2392236 /
2392237) ("Soter D'souza" soter at goatelecom.com)

INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR GOAN: Ayres B Coutinho of Goa was honoured with the
Indira Gandhi Award 2003 for his outstanding services, achievements and
contribution in the field of rural industrialization, social economic
development and for mobilizing and promoting a number of young
entrepreneurs. (GT)

MUMBAI-GLASGOW PRINT EXHIBITION: An exibition of prints by British and
Indian artists will be inaugurated on May 9 at 5.30 pm by Pratapsing Rane
at the Kala Academy, with Wendell Rodricks as the guest of honour. The
exhibition, which will last till May 18, has exhibits by Anna Strachan, Ian
McNicol, Carole Fulton, Murray Robertson, David Traynor and Norman
Mathieson from the UK, and Anant Nikam, Dileep Sharma, Madhukar Munde, Paul
Koli, Vilas Shinde and Rajan Fulari from India, who had participated in the
Mumbai-Glasgow Link Programme organised by the British Council in
collaboration with Cymoraza Art Gallery and Sir JJ School of Arts in
Scotland recently.

S P O R T S

FOOTBALL RESULTS: Adarsh Yuvak Sangh sailed into the finals of the Pilerne
Panchayat Cup via the sudden death 6-5 victory over Sangolda Lightning at
Pilerne. Holy Cross, Fatorda, emerged victorious in the finals of St
Mathews Soccer, defeating the hosts by a solitary first-half goal in the
final. Young Boys of Tonca, Panjim, trounced St Rock's Sports Club, Fatrade
402 in the Fr Agnel Youth Centre's Festival Soccer at Agassaim ground. Fr
Agnel High School defeated Bethany Convent High School, St Jose de Areal,
4-0 in the state-level finals played at the Nehru Stadium at Fatorda. St
Rock's Youth Club defeated Navelim Sporting Club 4-2 in tie-breaker to make
it to the final grade of the Holy Cross invitational football tournament at
Kakoda. Parish Youth, Morjim, moved into the semi-finals of Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament with a 2-1 victory over Benny XI,
Mapusa, in Candolim. (GT)

G R E E T I N G S
We greet
REMO FERNANDES
Many Happy Returns of the Day
And Many Years of Good Goan Music
On his FIFTIETH Birthday today.

D E A T H S
07 May: Panjim: ROSARIO RODRIGUES (Proprietor, Undertaker), husband of
Severina, father of Tomy/Linda, Maria/Marcos (Nairobi), Victor/Maria,
Marcos (Kuwait)/Ida, Martin/Rita, Tereza/Rocky, Emiliano, Miguel, Eulogio.
07 May: Chinchinim: JOAQUIM JOSEPH FERNANDES, husband of Ida, father of
Cherie/Chiquito, Kingsley and Henning.
04 May: Cavelossim/Borivili, Mumbai: EGIDIO GOMES, husband of Dorothy,
father of late Dr Ms Yvonne, Yolanda/Ashley Vaz, Theona/Raymond Yates,
Vivian, Myola/Crmo Nunes (all in Canada), Yeovil/Sennen Gonsalves.
07 May: Verem/Mapusa, Byculla: ANACLETA G D'SOUZA, wife of late Joseph
Paul, mother of Anthony/Gloria, Baptist/Blossom.
07 May: Betalbatim-Binvaddo: JOSE PAUL FERNANDES, husband of Celina,
brother of late Salvador/Maria Rosada, Francisco (Muscat)/Augusta,
Terezinha/Santano, Maria Joaquina/Honorato, Santan/late Manuel, Cleta/Paul
Moraes, Auta/Boaventura Leitao, Epifanio/Annie.
07 May: Ponda: ANTONIO SALVADOR NORONHA (Rtd ASI), husband of
Remediana, father of Rosalinda./Desmond, Sophia, Rosaria/Illu, Zephrine/Selza.
04 May: HUBERT DE SANTANA, husband of Susan, son of Angela/late Manuel,
brother of Gerry, Olaf, Teresa. Expired at Toronto General Hospital at the
age of 60. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180
Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of QEW), from 2 p.m. on May 8
until time of Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. Cremation
has taken place. If desired, remembrances to UNICEF would be appreciated by
the family. Hubert is the grandson of the late Dr. R. Ribeiro (benefactor
of Dr. Ribeiro Goan School, Nairobi).

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.3 deg C (84.7 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Min Temp: 21.0 deg C; Humidity: 39 % (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright sunshine, blue skies and a gentle breeze.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 16:44:22 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 23:46:55 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 9:44:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time, EdgarStmartins
writes:

<<
<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins >>
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-08 07:10:50 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 08, 2003

BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003
"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

SKYBUS IN IRAQ: The Konkan Railway Corporation had high expectations of
developing skybus route in Iraq, but as of today its fate hangs in balance.
KRC officials accompanying railway ministry officials to Iraq around six
months back had almost sealed a deal with the oil-rich country to develop
skybus in the city of Baghdad for a massive 800 million dollars. The
Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between KRC and the Iraqi
officials. (Nisser Dias in GT)

FRUIT FEST AT CAMPAL: It will be a festival of a different kind. A variety
of fruits on display, seminar and interactions, eating and carving contests
and musicall under one roof, for three days beginning May 9 at the Campal
heritage precincts, Panjim. The Konkan Fruit Fest will be inaugurated by
the Governor of Goa Kidar Nath Sahani at 10 am, following the
exhibition-cum-sale of fruits from the Konkan belt will be open to the
public upto 9 pm. (H)

WEEPING PORTRAIT: PANEL APPOINTED: A special committee headed by aux Bishop
Filipe Neri Ferrao, has been appointed by Archbishop Raul Gonsalves, to
study the supposedly "extraordinary" event at Camurlim (Salcete), whereby
it is claimed that a framed picture of Sacred Heart of Jesus had apparently
shed tears of blood. The special committee consists of Dr Ehrlich de Sa
(scientist), Fr Joseph da Silva (Episcopal Vicar), Dr Savio Rodrigues
(microbiologist), Dr Nandakumar Kamat (scientist), Fr Kyriel de Souza
(Episcopal vicar), Dr Bernadette Gomes (sociologist), Dr Mario Pinto
Almeida (advocate), Fr Francisco Caldeira (Director of Pastoral Institute)
and Dr Silvano Dias Sapeco (Medico-Legal expert). (H)

RURAL HEALTHCARE: In a bid to provide healthcare at the doorsteps of rural
people, the government will appoint 50 private practitioners on duty
between 9 am and 4.30 pm at rural medical dispensaries soon. The doctors
will be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs.6,000 and will be free to do
private practice before 9 am and after 4.30 pm everyday. However, the
doctors will have to sign an undertaking that they will reside in the
village. (GT)

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

WOMAN DIES IN MISHAP: Ms Anamari Carvalho (65) resident of Guddi, Paroda,
who was injured in a car accident yesterday afternoon at Guddi, died at the
GMC. Ms Anamari was crossing the road when she was knocked down by a car. (NT)

MAN STABBED: A 29-year-old youth, Domnic Cardoz, yesterday allegedly
stabbed his 60-year-old paternal uncle, Mathew Cardoz, over a property
dispute, according to the Maina-Curtorim police. (GT)

NEW SECRETARIAT: The seat of power at the Yusuf Adil Shah Palace, the
present civil secretariat in Panaji, is scheduled to be shifted to a new
spacious two-storied premises opposite the Assembly Complex at Porvorim by
May 2004. With the shifting of the government departments, the 500-year-old
palace is likely to be converted into an art gallery-cum-museum. (GT)

KUWAIT GOANS FOR REVIVAL OF DIRECT AI FLIGHTS: Dissatisfied with the
inadequate flights and lackadaisical service offered by Indian Airlines to
Goa-bound air travelers from Kuwait, representatives of the Goan community
submitted a memorandum to the Air India regional manager D Kishore in
Kuwait on Tuesday, requesting the revival of direct AI flights services
from Kuwait to Goa. A delegation comprising Goan Welfare Society office
bearers Tony Cordeiro, senior community leader, Wilson Coelho, Gasper
Almeida and Menino Duarte, met Kishore with the demand to provide a
Kuwait-Goa flight from this June. It was pointed out that the 30,000-odd
Goan community forms the second largest Indian expatriate group in Kuwait. (H)

KONKANI LITERARY CONFERENCE: The sixteenth All India Konkani Literary
Conference will be held at the Acharya Dharmanand Kossambi Nagar, Vasco da
Gama, from 9 to 11 May. (GT)

LECTURE ON TERRORISM: Former ambassador to Romania, Padmabhushan Julio
Ribeiro, will deliver the VM Salgaocar Memorial lecture on "Terrorism in
Perspective" on 12 May at Hotel Mandovi at 6 pm. (GT)

NATURE CAMP: The Green Cross, Vivekanand Vichar Manch, Surla, and
Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade, Keri, will jointly organise a
three-day nature camp at Surla from 13 May. Trekking, nature talks,
discussions, slide shows, snake show, nature games, contests, lectures on
Mhadei, trekking to the temples, forts and waterfalls of the area and
visits to the villages in the Chorla Ghat area re part of the camp. (GT)

PORTUGUESE RULE BENEFITED GOAN WOMEN: The Portuguese rule in Goa indirectly
benefited Goan women to a certain extent, who before that were subjected to
tremendous injustice which acted against their economic, social and
political empowerment. This view was expressed by Dr Varsha Kamat, PES
College of Arts and Science, Farmagudi. She was talking on the national
conference on "History of Goa: Issues, Trends and Perspective", organised
by the History Department, Goa University. "The Portuguese indirectly
helped the Hindu women from the curse of Sati and promoted the well being
of at least a section of them who embraced Christianity with certain
advantages thereby elevating their status in the society," she said. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion event in Mapusa,
to be held on 9 May, will focus on "Rain Water Harvesting" to curb water
scarcity in Goa. The discussion will be lead by Dr Sachin Tendulkar of the
Dept of Science, Technology and Environment, who has been closely
associated with a Goa project of the National Watershed Development
Programme for Rainfed Areas.

WORKSHOP ON GRAM SABHAS: The Panchayat Raj Cell of Peaceful Society in
association with the Goa Desc Resource Centre will conduct a workshop on
"Gram Sabhas in Goa after the 73rd Constitutional Amendment" on 31st May
2003 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the T. B. Cunha Hall, Panaji. The
workshop will discuss various issues and recommendations pertaining to the
gram sabhas. The discussion will take into consideration various view
points like those from academicians, political party's, panchayat
functionaries, social action groups and gram sabha members from Goa. The
workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Peter Rony D'Souza, Head of the
department of Political Science, Goa University, and Dr. Aureliano
Fernandes, Associate Professor of Goa University, will present and
understanding about the gram sabha. Those desiring to participate contact:
the Goa Desc (phone 2252660) or Peaceful Society, Kundaim (phone 2392236 /
2392237) ("Soter D'souza" soter at goatelecom.com)

INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR GOAN: Ayres B Coutinho of Goa was honoured with the
Indira Gandhi Award 2003 for his outstanding services, achievements and
contribution in the field of rural industrialization, social economic
development and for mobilizing and promoting a number of young
entrepreneurs. (GT)

MUMBAI-GLASGOW PRINT EXHIBITION: An exibition of prints by British and
Indian artists will be inaugurated on May 9 at 5.30 pm by Pratapsing Rane
at the Kala Academy, with Wendell Rodricks as the guest of honour. The
exhibition, which will last till May 18, has exhibits by Anna Strachan, Ian
McNicol, Carole Fulton, Murray Robertson, David Traynor and Norman
Mathieson from the UK, and Anant Nikam, Dileep Sharma, Madhukar Munde, Paul
Koli, Vilas Shinde and Rajan Fulari from India, who had participated in the
Mumbai-Glasgow Link Programme organised by the British Council in
collaboration with Cymoraza Art Gallery and Sir JJ School of Arts in
Scotland recently.

S P O R T S

FOOTBALL RESULTS: Adarsh Yuvak Sangh sailed into the finals of the Pilerne
Panchayat Cup via the sudden death 6-5 victory over Sangolda Lightning at
Pilerne. Holy Cross, Fatorda, emerged victorious in the finals of St
Mathews Soccer, defeating the hosts by a solitary first-half goal in the
final. Young Boys of Tonca, Panjim, trounced St Rock's Sports Club, Fatrade
402 in the Fr Agnel Youth Centre's Festival Soccer at Agassaim ground. Fr
Agnel High School defeated Bethany Convent High School, St Jose de Areal,
4-0 in the state-level finals played at the Nehru Stadium at Fatorda. St
Rock's Youth Club defeated Navelim Sporting Club 4-2 in tie-breaker to make
it to the final grade of the Holy Cross invitational football tournament at
Kakoda. Parish Youth, Morjim, moved into the semi-finals of Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament with a 2-1 victory over Benny XI,
Mapusa, in Candolim. (GT)

G R E E T I N G S
We greet
REMO FERNANDES
Many Happy Returns of the Day
And Many Years of Good Goan Music
On his FIFTIETH Birthday today.

D E A T H S
07 May: Panjim: ROSARIO RODRIGUES (Proprietor, Undertaker), husband of
Severina, father of Tomy/Linda, Maria/Marcos (Nairobi), Victor/Maria,
Marcos (Kuwait)/Ida, Martin/Rita, Tereza/Rocky, Emiliano, Miguel, Eulogio.
07 May: Chinchinim: JOAQUIM JOSEPH FERNANDES, husband of Ida, father of
Cherie/Chiquito, Kingsley and Henning.
04 May: Cavelossim/Borivili, Mumbai: EGIDIO GOMES, husband of Dorothy,
father of late Dr Ms Yvonne, Yolanda/Ashley Vaz, Theona/Raymond Yates,
Vivian, Myola/Crmo Nunes (all in Canada), Yeovil/Sennen Gonsalves.
07 May: Verem/Mapusa, Byculla: ANACLETA G D'SOUZA, wife of late Joseph
Paul, mother of Anthony/Gloria, Baptist/Blossom.
07 May: Betalbatim-Binvaddo: JOSE PAUL FERNANDES, husband of Celina,
brother of late Salvador/Maria Rosada, Francisco (Muscat)/Augusta,
Terezinha/Santano, Maria Joaquina/Honorato, Santan/late Manuel, Cleta/Paul
Moraes, Auta/Boaventura Leitao, Epifanio/Annie.
07 May: Ponda: ANTONIO SALVADOR NORONHA (Rtd ASI), husband of
Remediana, father of Rosalinda./Desmond, Sophia, Rosaria/Illu, Zephrine/Selza.
04 May: HUBERT DE SANTANA, husband of Susan, son of Angela/late Manuel,
brother of Gerry, Olaf, Teresa. Expired at Toronto General Hospital at the
age of 60. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180
Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of QEW), from 2 p.m. on May 8
until time of Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. Cremation
has taken place. If desired, remembrances to UNICEF would be appreciated by
the family. Hubert is the grandson of the late Dr. R. Ribeiro (benefactor
of Dr. Ribeiro Goan School, Nairobi).

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.3 deg C (84.7 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Min Temp: 21.0 deg C; Humidity: 39 % (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright sunshine, blue skies and a gentle breeze.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 16:44:22 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 23:46:55 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 9:44:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time, EdgarStmartins
writes:

<<
<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins >>
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-08 07:10:50 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 08, 2003

BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003
"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

SKYBUS IN IRAQ: The Konkan Railway Corporation had high expectations of
developing skybus route in Iraq, but as of today its fate hangs in balance.
KRC officials accompanying railway ministry officials to Iraq around six
months back had almost sealed a deal with the oil-rich country to develop
skybus in the city of Baghdad for a massive 800 million dollars. The
Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between KRC and the Iraqi
officials. (Nisser Dias in GT)

FRUIT FEST AT CAMPAL: It will be a festival of a different kind. A variety
of fruits on display, seminar and interactions, eating and carving contests
and musicall under one roof, for three days beginning May 9 at the Campal
heritage precincts, Panjim. The Konkan Fruit Fest will be inaugurated by
the Governor of Goa Kidar Nath Sahani at 10 am, following the
exhibition-cum-sale of fruits from the Konkan belt will be open to the
public upto 9 pm. (H)

WEEPING PORTRAIT: PANEL APPOINTED: A special committee headed by aux Bishop
Filipe Neri Ferrao, has been appointed by Archbishop Raul Gonsalves, to
study the supposedly "extraordinary" event at Camurlim (Salcete), whereby
it is claimed that a framed picture of Sacred Heart of Jesus had apparently
shed tears of blood. The special committee consists of Dr Ehrlich de Sa
(scientist), Fr Joseph da Silva (Episcopal Vicar), Dr Savio Rodrigues
(microbiologist), Dr Nandakumar Kamat (scientist), Fr Kyriel de Souza
(Episcopal vicar), Dr Bernadette Gomes (sociologist), Dr Mario Pinto
Almeida (advocate), Fr Francisco Caldeira (Director of Pastoral Institute)
and Dr Silvano Dias Sapeco (Medico-Legal expert). (H)

RURAL HEALTHCARE: In a bid to provide healthcare at the doorsteps of rural
people, the government will appoint 50 private practitioners on duty
between 9 am and 4.30 pm at rural medical dispensaries soon. The doctors
will be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs.6,000 and will be free to do
private practice before 9 am and after 4.30 pm everyday. However, the
doctors will have to sign an undertaking that they will reside in the
village. (GT)

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

WOMAN DIES IN MISHAP: Ms Anamari Carvalho (65) resident of Guddi, Paroda,
who was injured in a car accident yesterday afternoon at Guddi, died at the
GMC. Ms Anamari was crossing the road when she was knocked down by a car. (NT)

MAN STABBED: A 29-year-old youth, Domnic Cardoz, yesterday allegedly
stabbed his 60-year-old paternal uncle, Mathew Cardoz, over a property
dispute, according to the Maina-Curtorim police. (GT)

NEW SECRETARIAT: The seat of power at the Yusuf Adil Shah Palace, the
present civil secretariat in Panaji, is scheduled to be shifted to a new
spacious two-storied premises opposite the Assembly Complex at Porvorim by
May 2004. With the shifting of the government departments, the 500-year-old
palace is likely to be converted into an art gallery-cum-museum. (GT)

KUWAIT GOANS FOR REVIVAL OF DIRECT AI FLIGHTS: Dissatisfied with the
inadequate flights and lackadaisical service offered by Indian Airlines to
Goa-bound air travelers from Kuwait, representatives of the Goan community
submitted a memorandum to the Air India regional manager D Kishore in
Kuwait on Tuesday, requesting the revival of direct AI flights services
from Kuwait to Goa. A delegation comprising Goan Welfare Society office
bearers Tony Cordeiro, senior community leader, Wilson Coelho, Gasper
Almeida and Menino Duarte, met Kishore with the demand to provide a
Kuwait-Goa flight from this June. It was pointed out that the 30,000-odd
Goan community forms the second largest Indian expatriate group in Kuwait. (H)

KONKANI LITERARY CONFERENCE: The sixteenth All India Konkani Literary
Conference will be held at the Acharya Dharmanand Kossambi Nagar, Vasco da
Gama, from 9 to 11 May. (GT)

LECTURE ON TERRORISM: Former ambassador to Romania, Padmabhushan Julio
Ribeiro, will deliver the VM Salgaocar Memorial lecture on "Terrorism in
Perspective" on 12 May at Hotel Mandovi at 6 pm. (GT)

NATURE CAMP: The Green Cross, Vivekanand Vichar Manch, Surla, and
Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade, Keri, will jointly organise a
three-day nature camp at Surla from 13 May. Trekking, nature talks,
discussions, slide shows, snake show, nature games, contests, lectures on
Mhadei, trekking to the temples, forts and waterfalls of the area and
visits to the villages in the Chorla Ghat area re part of the camp. (GT)

PORTUGUESE RULE BENEFITED GOAN WOMEN: The Portuguese rule in Goa indirectly
benefited Goan women to a certain extent, who before that were subjected to
tremendous injustice which acted against their economic, social and
political empowerment. This view was expressed by Dr Varsha Kamat, PES
College of Arts and Science, Farmagudi. She was talking on the national
conference on "History of Goa: Issues, Trends and Perspective", organised
by the History Department, Goa University. "The Portuguese indirectly
helped the Hindu women from the curse of Sati and promoted the well being
of at least a section of them who embraced Christianity with certain
advantages thereby elevating their status in the society," she said. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion event in Mapusa,
to be held on 9 May, will focus on "Rain Water Harvesting" to curb water
scarcity in Goa. The discussion will be lead by Dr Sachin Tendulkar of the
Dept of Science, Technology and Environment, who has been closely
associated with a Goa project of the National Watershed Development
Programme for Rainfed Areas.

WORKSHOP ON GRAM SABHAS: The Panchayat Raj Cell of Peaceful Society in
association with the Goa Desc Resource Centre will conduct a workshop on
"Gram Sabhas in Goa after the 73rd Constitutional Amendment" on 31st May
2003 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the T. B. Cunha Hall, Panaji. The
workshop will discuss various issues and recommendations pertaining to the
gram sabhas. The discussion will take into consideration various view
points like those from academicians, political party's, panchayat
functionaries, social action groups and gram sabha members from Goa. The
workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Peter Rony D'Souza, Head of the
department of Political Science, Goa University, and Dr. Aureliano
Fernandes, Associate Professor of Goa University, will present and
understanding about the gram sabha. Those desiring to participate contact:
the Goa Desc (phone 2252660) or Peaceful Society, Kundaim (phone 2392236 /
2392237) ("Soter D'souza" soter at goatelecom.com)

INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR GOAN: Ayres B Coutinho of Goa was honoured with the
Indira Gandhi Award 2003 for his outstanding services, achievements and
contribution in the field of rural industrialization, social economic
development and for mobilizing and promoting a number of young
entrepreneurs. (GT)

MUMBAI-GLASGOW PRINT EXHIBITION: An exibition of prints by British and
Indian artists will be inaugurated on May 9 at 5.30 pm by Pratapsing Rane
at the Kala Academy, with Wendell Rodricks as the guest of honour. The
exhibition, which will last till May 18, has exhibits by Anna Strachan, Ian
McNicol, Carole Fulton, Murray Robertson, David Traynor and Norman
Mathieson from the UK, and Anant Nikam, Dileep Sharma, Madhukar Munde, Paul
Koli, Vilas Shinde and Rajan Fulari from India, who had participated in the
Mumbai-Glasgow Link Programme organised by the British Council in
collaboration with Cymoraza Art Gallery and Sir JJ School of Arts in
Scotland recently.

S P O R T S

FOOTBALL RESULTS: Adarsh Yuvak Sangh sailed into the finals of the Pilerne
Panchayat Cup via the sudden death 6-5 victory over Sangolda Lightning at
Pilerne. Holy Cross, Fatorda, emerged victorious in the finals of St
Mathews Soccer, defeating the hosts by a solitary first-half goal in the
final. Young Boys of Tonca, Panjim, trounced St Rock's Sports Club, Fatrade
402 in the Fr Agnel Youth Centre's Festival Soccer at Agassaim ground. Fr
Agnel High School defeated Bethany Convent High School, St Jose de Areal,
4-0 in the state-level finals played at the Nehru Stadium at Fatorda. St
Rock's Youth Club defeated Navelim Sporting Club 4-2 in tie-breaker to make
it to the final grade of the Holy Cross invitational football tournament at
Kakoda. Parish Youth, Morjim, moved into the semi-finals of Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament with a 2-1 victory over Benny XI,
Mapusa, in Candolim. (GT)

G R E E T I N G S
We greet
REMO FERNANDES
Many Happy Returns of the Day
And Many Years of Good Goan Music
On his FIFTIETH Birthday today.

D E A T H S
07 May: Panjim: ROSARIO RODRIGUES (Proprietor, Undertaker), husband of
Severina, father of Tomy/Linda, Maria/Marcos (Nairobi), Victor/Maria,
Marcos (Kuwait)/Ida, Martin/Rita, Tereza/Rocky, Emiliano, Miguel, Eulogio.
07 May: Chinchinim: JOAQUIM JOSEPH FERNANDES, husband of Ida, father of
Cherie/Chiquito, Kingsley and Henning.
04 May: Cavelossim/Borivili, Mumbai: EGIDIO GOMES, husband of Dorothy,
father of late Dr Ms Yvonne, Yolanda/Ashley Vaz, Theona/Raymond Yates,
Vivian, Myola/Crmo Nunes (all in Canada), Yeovil/Sennen Gonsalves.
07 May: Verem/Mapusa, Byculla: ANACLETA G D'SOUZA, wife of late Joseph
Paul, mother of Anthony/Gloria, Baptist/Blossom.
07 May: Betalbatim-Binvaddo: JOSE PAUL FERNANDES, husband of Celina,
brother of late Salvador/Maria Rosada, Francisco (Muscat)/Augusta,
Terezinha/Santano, Maria Joaquina/Honorato, Santan/late Manuel, Cleta/Paul
Moraes, Auta/Boaventura Leitao, Epifanio/Annie.
07 May: Ponda: ANTONIO SALVADOR NORONHA (Rtd ASI), husband of
Remediana, father of Rosalinda./Desmond, Sophia, Rosaria/Illu, Zephrine/Selza.
04 May: HUBERT DE SANTANA, husband of Susan, son of Angela/late Manuel,
brother of Gerry, Olaf, Teresa. Expired at Toronto General Hospital at the
age of 60. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180
Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of QEW), from 2 p.m. on May 8
until time of Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. Cremation
has taken place. If desired, remembrances to UNICEF would be appreciated by
the family. Hubert is the grandson of the late Dr. R. Ribeiro (benefactor
of Dr. Ribeiro Goan School, Nairobi).

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.3 deg C (84.7 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Min Temp: 21.0 deg C; Humidity: 39 % (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright sunshine, blue skies and a gentle breeze.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 16:44:22 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 23:46:55 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 9:44:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time, EdgarStmartins
writes:

<<
<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins >>
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-08 07:10:50 UTC
Permalink
GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 08, 2003

BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003
"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

SKYBUS IN IRAQ: The Konkan Railway Corporation had high expectations of
developing skybus route in Iraq, but as of today its fate hangs in balance.
KRC officials accompanying railway ministry officials to Iraq around six
months back had almost sealed a deal with the oil-rich country to develop
skybus in the city of Baghdad for a massive 800 million dollars. The
Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between KRC and the Iraqi
officials. (Nisser Dias in GT)

FRUIT FEST AT CAMPAL: It will be a festival of a different kind. A variety
of fruits on display, seminar and interactions, eating and carving contests
and musicall under one roof, for three days beginning May 9 at the Campal
heritage precincts, Panjim. The Konkan Fruit Fest will be inaugurated by
the Governor of Goa Kidar Nath Sahani at 10 am, following the
exhibition-cum-sale of fruits from the Konkan belt will be open to the
public upto 9 pm. (H)

WEEPING PORTRAIT: PANEL APPOINTED: A special committee headed by aux Bishop
Filipe Neri Ferrao, has been appointed by Archbishop Raul Gonsalves, to
study the supposedly "extraordinary" event at Camurlim (Salcete), whereby
it is claimed that a framed picture of Sacred Heart of Jesus had apparently
shed tears of blood. The special committee consists of Dr Ehrlich de Sa
(scientist), Fr Joseph da Silva (Episcopal Vicar), Dr Savio Rodrigues
(microbiologist), Dr Nandakumar Kamat (scientist), Fr Kyriel de Souza
(Episcopal vicar), Dr Bernadette Gomes (sociologist), Dr Mario Pinto
Almeida (advocate), Fr Francisco Caldeira (Director of Pastoral Institute)
and Dr Silvano Dias Sapeco (Medico-Legal expert). (H)

RURAL HEALTHCARE: In a bid to provide healthcare at the doorsteps of rural
people, the government will appoint 50 private practitioners on duty
between 9 am and 4.30 pm at rural medical dispensaries soon. The doctors
will be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs.6,000 and will be free to do
private practice before 9 am and after 4.30 pm everyday. However, the
doctors will have to sign an undertaking that they will reside in the
village. (GT)

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

WOMAN DIES IN MISHAP: Ms Anamari Carvalho (65) resident of Guddi, Paroda,
who was injured in a car accident yesterday afternoon at Guddi, died at the
GMC. Ms Anamari was crossing the road when she was knocked down by a car. (NT)

MAN STABBED: A 29-year-old youth, Domnic Cardoz, yesterday allegedly
stabbed his 60-year-old paternal uncle, Mathew Cardoz, over a property
dispute, according to the Maina-Curtorim police. (GT)

NEW SECRETARIAT: The seat of power at the Yusuf Adil Shah Palace, the
present civil secretariat in Panaji, is scheduled to be shifted to a new
spacious two-storied premises opposite the Assembly Complex at Porvorim by
May 2004. With the shifting of the government departments, the 500-year-old
palace is likely to be converted into an art gallery-cum-museum. (GT)

KUWAIT GOANS FOR REVIVAL OF DIRECT AI FLIGHTS: Dissatisfied with the
inadequate flights and lackadaisical service offered by Indian Airlines to
Goa-bound air travelers from Kuwait, representatives of the Goan community
submitted a memorandum to the Air India regional manager D Kishore in
Kuwait on Tuesday, requesting the revival of direct AI flights services
from Kuwait to Goa. A delegation comprising Goan Welfare Society office
bearers Tony Cordeiro, senior community leader, Wilson Coelho, Gasper
Almeida and Menino Duarte, met Kishore with the demand to provide a
Kuwait-Goa flight from this June. It was pointed out that the 30,000-odd
Goan community forms the second largest Indian expatriate group in Kuwait. (H)

KONKANI LITERARY CONFERENCE: The sixteenth All India Konkani Literary
Conference will be held at the Acharya Dharmanand Kossambi Nagar, Vasco da
Gama, from 9 to 11 May. (GT)

LECTURE ON TERRORISM: Former ambassador to Romania, Padmabhushan Julio
Ribeiro, will deliver the VM Salgaocar Memorial lecture on "Terrorism in
Perspective" on 12 May at Hotel Mandovi at 6 pm. (GT)

NATURE CAMP: The Green Cross, Vivekanand Vichar Manch, Surla, and
Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade, Keri, will jointly organise a
three-day nature camp at Surla from 13 May. Trekking, nature talks,
discussions, slide shows, snake show, nature games, contests, lectures on
Mhadei, trekking to the temples, forts and waterfalls of the area and
visits to the villages in the Chorla Ghat area re part of the camp. (GT)

PORTUGUESE RULE BENEFITED GOAN WOMEN: The Portuguese rule in Goa indirectly
benefited Goan women to a certain extent, who before that were subjected to
tremendous injustice which acted against their economic, social and
political empowerment. This view was expressed by Dr Varsha Kamat, PES
College of Arts and Science, Farmagudi. She was talking on the national
conference on "History of Goa: Issues, Trends and Perspective", organised
by the History Department, Goa University. "The Portuguese indirectly
helped the Hindu women from the curse of Sati and promoted the well being
of at least a section of them who embraced Christianity with certain
advantages thereby elevating their status in the society," she said. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion event in Mapusa,
to be held on 9 May, will focus on "Rain Water Harvesting" to curb water
scarcity in Goa. The discussion will be lead by Dr Sachin Tendulkar of the
Dept of Science, Technology and Environment, who has been closely
associated with a Goa project of the National Watershed Development
Programme for Rainfed Areas.

WORKSHOP ON GRAM SABHAS: The Panchayat Raj Cell of Peaceful Society in
association with the Goa Desc Resource Centre will conduct a workshop on
"Gram Sabhas in Goa after the 73rd Constitutional Amendment" on 31st May
2003 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the T. B. Cunha Hall, Panaji. The
workshop will discuss various issues and recommendations pertaining to the
gram sabhas. The discussion will take into consideration various view
points like those from academicians, political party's, panchayat
functionaries, social action groups and gram sabha members from Goa. The
workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Peter Rony D'Souza, Head of the
department of Political Science, Goa University, and Dr. Aureliano
Fernandes, Associate Professor of Goa University, will present and
understanding about the gram sabha. Those desiring to participate contact:
the Goa Desc (phone 2252660) or Peaceful Society, Kundaim (phone 2392236 /
2392237) ("Soter D'souza" soter at goatelecom.com)

INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR GOAN: Ayres B Coutinho of Goa was honoured with the
Indira Gandhi Award 2003 for his outstanding services, achievements and
contribution in the field of rural industrialization, social economic
development and for mobilizing and promoting a number of young
entrepreneurs. (GT)

MUMBAI-GLASGOW PRINT EXHIBITION: An exibition of prints by British and
Indian artists will be inaugurated on May 9 at 5.30 pm by Pratapsing Rane
at the Kala Academy, with Wendell Rodricks as the guest of honour. The
exhibition, which will last till May 18, has exhibits by Anna Strachan, Ian
McNicol, Carole Fulton, Murray Robertson, David Traynor and Norman
Mathieson from the UK, and Anant Nikam, Dileep Sharma, Madhukar Munde, Paul
Koli, Vilas Shinde and Rajan Fulari from India, who had participated in the
Mumbai-Glasgow Link Programme organised by the British Council in
collaboration with Cymoraza Art Gallery and Sir JJ School of Arts in
Scotland recently.

S P O R T S

FOOTBALL RESULTS: Adarsh Yuvak Sangh sailed into the finals of the Pilerne
Panchayat Cup via the sudden death 6-5 victory over Sangolda Lightning at
Pilerne. Holy Cross, Fatorda, emerged victorious in the finals of St
Mathews Soccer, defeating the hosts by a solitary first-half goal in the
final. Young Boys of Tonca, Panjim, trounced St Rock's Sports Club, Fatrade
402 in the Fr Agnel Youth Centre's Festival Soccer at Agassaim ground. Fr
Agnel High School defeated Bethany Convent High School, St Jose de Areal,
4-0 in the state-level finals played at the Nehru Stadium at Fatorda. St
Rock's Youth Club defeated Navelim Sporting Club 4-2 in tie-breaker to make
it to the final grade of the Holy Cross invitational football tournament at
Kakoda. Parish Youth, Morjim, moved into the semi-finals of Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament with a 2-1 victory over Benny XI,
Mapusa, in Candolim. (GT)

G R E E T I N G S
We greet
REMO FERNANDES
Many Happy Returns of the Day
And Many Years of Good Goan Music
On his FIFTIETH Birthday today.

D E A T H S
07 May: Panjim: ROSARIO RODRIGUES (Proprietor, Undertaker), husband of
Severina, father of Tomy/Linda, Maria/Marcos (Nairobi), Victor/Maria,
Marcos (Kuwait)/Ida, Martin/Rita, Tereza/Rocky, Emiliano, Miguel, Eulogio.
07 May: Chinchinim: JOAQUIM JOSEPH FERNANDES, husband of Ida, father of
Cherie/Chiquito, Kingsley and Henning.
04 May: Cavelossim/Borivili, Mumbai: EGIDIO GOMES, husband of Dorothy,
father of late Dr Ms Yvonne, Yolanda/Ashley Vaz, Theona/Raymond Yates,
Vivian, Myola/Crmo Nunes (all in Canada), Yeovil/Sennen Gonsalves.
07 May: Verem/Mapusa, Byculla: ANACLETA G D'SOUZA, wife of late Joseph
Paul, mother of Anthony/Gloria, Baptist/Blossom.
07 May: Betalbatim-Binvaddo: JOSE PAUL FERNANDES, husband of Celina,
brother of late Salvador/Maria Rosada, Francisco (Muscat)/Augusta,
Terezinha/Santano, Maria Joaquina/Honorato, Santan/late Manuel, Cleta/Paul
Moraes, Auta/Boaventura Leitao, Epifanio/Annie.
07 May: Ponda: ANTONIO SALVADOR NORONHA (Rtd ASI), husband of
Remediana, father of Rosalinda./Desmond, Sophia, Rosaria/Illu, Zephrine/Selza.
04 May: HUBERT DE SANTANA, husband of Susan, son of Angela/late Manuel,
brother of Gerry, Olaf, Teresa. Expired at Toronto General Hospital at the
age of 60. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180
Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of QEW), from 2 p.m. on May 8
until time of Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. Cremation
has taken place. If desired, remembrances to UNICEF would be appreciated by
the family. Hubert is the grandson of the late Dr. R. Ribeiro (benefactor
of Dr. Ribeiro Goan School, Nairobi).

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.3 deg C (84.7 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Min Temp: 21.0 deg C; Humidity: 39 % (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright sunshine, blue skies and a gentle breeze.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
Goacom News Clippings at: http://www.goacom.com/news
Monthly Webzine: http://www.goacom.com/goanow
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 16:44:22 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 23:46:55 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 9:44:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time, EdgarStmartins
writes:

<<
<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins >>
Joel D'Souza
2003-05-08 07:10:50 UTC
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GOACOM DAILY NEWS CLIPPINGS
May 08, 2003

BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003
"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

SKYBUS IN IRAQ: The Konkan Railway Corporation had high expectations of
developing skybus route in Iraq, but as of today its fate hangs in balance.
KRC officials accompanying railway ministry officials to Iraq around six
months back had almost sealed a deal with the oil-rich country to develop
skybus in the city of Baghdad for a massive 800 million dollars. The
Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between KRC and the Iraqi
officials. (Nisser Dias in GT)

FRUIT FEST AT CAMPAL: It will be a festival of a different kind. A variety
of fruits on display, seminar and interactions, eating and carving contests
and musicall under one roof, for three days beginning May 9 at the Campal
heritage precincts, Panjim. The Konkan Fruit Fest will be inaugurated by
the Governor of Goa Kidar Nath Sahani at 10 am, following the
exhibition-cum-sale of fruits from the Konkan belt will be open to the
public upto 9 pm. (H)

WEEPING PORTRAIT: PANEL APPOINTED: A special committee headed by aux Bishop
Filipe Neri Ferrao, has been appointed by Archbishop Raul Gonsalves, to
study the supposedly "extraordinary" event at Camurlim (Salcete), whereby
it is claimed that a framed picture of Sacred Heart of Jesus had apparently
shed tears of blood. The special committee consists of Dr Ehrlich de Sa
(scientist), Fr Joseph da Silva (Episcopal Vicar), Dr Savio Rodrigues
(microbiologist), Dr Nandakumar Kamat (scientist), Fr Kyriel de Souza
(Episcopal vicar), Dr Bernadette Gomes (sociologist), Dr Mario Pinto
Almeida (advocate), Fr Francisco Caldeira (Director of Pastoral Institute)
and Dr Silvano Dias Sapeco (Medico-Legal expert). (H)

RURAL HEALTHCARE: In a bid to provide healthcare at the doorsteps of rural
people, the government will appoint 50 private practitioners on duty
between 9 am and 4.30 pm at rural medical dispensaries soon. The doctors
will be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs.6,000 and will be free to do
private practice before 9 am and after 4.30 pm everyday. However, the
doctors will have to sign an undertaking that they will reside in the
village. (GT)

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

WOMAN DIES IN MISHAP: Ms Anamari Carvalho (65) resident of Guddi, Paroda,
who was injured in a car accident yesterday afternoon at Guddi, died at the
GMC. Ms Anamari was crossing the road when she was knocked down by a car. (NT)

MAN STABBED: A 29-year-old youth, Domnic Cardoz, yesterday allegedly
stabbed his 60-year-old paternal uncle, Mathew Cardoz, over a property
dispute, according to the Maina-Curtorim police. (GT)

NEW SECRETARIAT: The seat of power at the Yusuf Adil Shah Palace, the
present civil secretariat in Panaji, is scheduled to be shifted to a new
spacious two-storied premises opposite the Assembly Complex at Porvorim by
May 2004. With the shifting of the government departments, the 500-year-old
palace is likely to be converted into an art gallery-cum-museum. (GT)

KUWAIT GOANS FOR REVIVAL OF DIRECT AI FLIGHTS: Dissatisfied with the
inadequate flights and lackadaisical service offered by Indian Airlines to
Goa-bound air travelers from Kuwait, representatives of the Goan community
submitted a memorandum to the Air India regional manager D Kishore in
Kuwait on Tuesday, requesting the revival of direct AI flights services
from Kuwait to Goa. A delegation comprising Goan Welfare Society office
bearers Tony Cordeiro, senior community leader, Wilson Coelho, Gasper
Almeida and Menino Duarte, met Kishore with the demand to provide a
Kuwait-Goa flight from this June. It was pointed out that the 30,000-odd
Goan community forms the second largest Indian expatriate group in Kuwait. (H)

KONKANI LITERARY CONFERENCE: The sixteenth All India Konkani Literary
Conference will be held at the Acharya Dharmanand Kossambi Nagar, Vasco da
Gama, from 9 to 11 May. (GT)

LECTURE ON TERRORISM: Former ambassador to Romania, Padmabhushan Julio
Ribeiro, will deliver the VM Salgaocar Memorial lecture on "Terrorism in
Perspective" on 12 May at Hotel Mandovi at 6 pm. (GT)

NATURE CAMP: The Green Cross, Vivekanand Vichar Manch, Surla, and
Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade, Keri, will jointly organise a
three-day nature camp at Surla from 13 May. Trekking, nature talks,
discussions, slide shows, snake show, nature games, contests, lectures on
Mhadei, trekking to the temples, forts and waterfalls of the area and
visits to the villages in the Chorla Ghat area re part of the camp. (GT)

PORTUGUESE RULE BENEFITED GOAN WOMEN: The Portuguese rule in Goa indirectly
benefited Goan women to a certain extent, who before that were subjected to
tremendous injustice which acted against their economic, social and
political empowerment. This view was expressed by Dr Varsha Kamat, PES
College of Arts and Science, Farmagudi. She was talking on the national
conference on "History of Goa: Issues, Trends and Perspective", organised
by the History Department, Goa University. "The Portuguese indirectly
helped the Hindu women from the curse of Sati and promoted the well being
of at least a section of them who embraced Christianity with certain
advantages thereby elevating their status in the society," she said. (H)

FRIDAY BALCAO: Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion event in Mapusa,
to be held on 9 May, will focus on "Rain Water Harvesting" to curb water
scarcity in Goa. The discussion will be lead by Dr Sachin Tendulkar of the
Dept of Science, Technology and Environment, who has been closely
associated with a Goa project of the National Watershed Development
Programme for Rainfed Areas.

WORKSHOP ON GRAM SABHAS: The Panchayat Raj Cell of Peaceful Society in
association with the Goa Desc Resource Centre will conduct a workshop on
"Gram Sabhas in Goa after the 73rd Constitutional Amendment" on 31st May
2003 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the T. B. Cunha Hall, Panaji. The
workshop will discuss various issues and recommendations pertaining to the
gram sabhas. The discussion will take into consideration various view
points like those from academicians, political party's, panchayat
functionaries, social action groups and gram sabha members from Goa. The
workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Peter Rony D'Souza, Head of the
department of Political Science, Goa University, and Dr. Aureliano
Fernandes, Associate Professor of Goa University, will present and
understanding about the gram sabha. Those desiring to participate contact:
the Goa Desc (phone 2252660) or Peaceful Society, Kundaim (phone 2392236 /
2392237) ("Soter D'souza" soter at goatelecom.com)

INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR GOAN: Ayres B Coutinho of Goa was honoured with the
Indira Gandhi Award 2003 for his outstanding services, achievements and
contribution in the field of rural industrialization, social economic
development and for mobilizing and promoting a number of young
entrepreneurs. (GT)

MUMBAI-GLASGOW PRINT EXHIBITION: An exibition of prints by British and
Indian artists will be inaugurated on May 9 at 5.30 pm by Pratapsing Rane
at the Kala Academy, with Wendell Rodricks as the guest of honour. The
exhibition, which will last till May 18, has exhibits by Anna Strachan, Ian
McNicol, Carole Fulton, Murray Robertson, David Traynor and Norman
Mathieson from the UK, and Anant Nikam, Dileep Sharma, Madhukar Munde, Paul
Koli, Vilas Shinde and Rajan Fulari from India, who had participated in the
Mumbai-Glasgow Link Programme organised by the British Council in
collaboration with Cymoraza Art Gallery and Sir JJ School of Arts in
Scotland recently.

S P O R T S

FOOTBALL RESULTS: Adarsh Yuvak Sangh sailed into the finals of the Pilerne
Panchayat Cup via the sudden death 6-5 victory over Sangolda Lightning at
Pilerne. Holy Cross, Fatorda, emerged victorious in the finals of St
Mathews Soccer, defeating the hosts by a solitary first-half goal in the
final. Young Boys of Tonca, Panjim, trounced St Rock's Sports Club, Fatrade
402 in the Fr Agnel Youth Centre's Festival Soccer at Agassaim ground. Fr
Agnel High School defeated Bethany Convent High School, St Jose de Areal,
4-0 in the state-level finals played at the Nehru Stadium at Fatorda. St
Rock's Youth Club defeated Navelim Sporting Club 4-2 in tie-breaker to make
it to the final grade of the Holy Cross invitational football tournament at
Kakoda. Parish Youth, Morjim, moved into the semi-finals of Lakhanpal
Novino inter-village football tournament with a 2-1 victory over Benny XI,
Mapusa, in Candolim. (GT)

G R E E T I N G S
We greet
REMO FERNANDES
Many Happy Returns of the Day
And Many Years of Good Goan Music
On his FIFTIETH Birthday today.

D E A T H S
07 May: Panjim: ROSARIO RODRIGUES (Proprietor, Undertaker), husband of
Severina, father of Tomy/Linda, Maria/Marcos (Nairobi), Victor/Maria,
Marcos (Kuwait)/Ida, Martin/Rita, Tereza/Rocky, Emiliano, Miguel, Eulogio.
07 May: Chinchinim: JOAQUIM JOSEPH FERNANDES, husband of Ida, father of
Cherie/Chiquito, Kingsley and Henning.
04 May: Cavelossim/Borivili, Mumbai: EGIDIO GOMES, husband of Dorothy,
father of late Dr Ms Yvonne, Yolanda/Ashley Vaz, Theona/Raymond Yates,
Vivian, Myola/Crmo Nunes (all in Canada), Yeovil/Sennen Gonsalves.
07 May: Verem/Mapusa, Byculla: ANACLETA G D'SOUZA, wife of late Joseph
Paul, mother of Anthony/Gloria, Baptist/Blossom.
07 May: Betalbatim-Binvaddo: JOSE PAUL FERNANDES, husband of Celina,
brother of late Salvador/Maria Rosada, Francisco (Muscat)/Augusta,
Terezinha/Santano, Maria Joaquina/Honorato, Santan/late Manuel, Cleta/Paul
Moraes, Auta/Boaventura Leitao, Epifanio/Annie.
07 May: Ponda: ANTONIO SALVADOR NORONHA (Rtd ASI), husband of
Remediana, father of Rosalinda./Desmond, Sophia, Rosaria/Illu, Zephrine/Selza.
04 May: HUBERT DE SANTANA, husband of Susan, son of Angela/late Manuel,
brother of Gerry, Olaf, Teresa. Expired at Toronto General Hospital at the
age of 60. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180
Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of QEW), from 2 p.m. on May 8
until time of Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 3 o'clock. Cremation
has taken place. If desired, remembrances to UNICEF would be appreciated by
the family. Hubert is the grandson of the late Dr. R. Ribeiro (benefactor
of Dr. Ribeiro Goan School, Nairobi).

G O A W E A T H E R
Temp: 29.3 deg C (84.7 deg F) at 08.30 am in Assagao.
Max Temp: 33.0 deg C, Min Temp: 21.0 deg C; Humidity: 39 % (Official
figures for yesterday)
Weather: Bright sunshine, blue skies and a gentle breeze.

Courtesy: H=Herald, NT=The Navhind Times, GT= Gomantak Times

JOEL D'SOUZA, Assagao-Goa-India.
Website: www.goacom.com
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EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 16:44:22 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 4:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time, joel at goacom.com
writes:

<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins
EdgarStmartins
2003-05-08 23:46:55 UTC
Permalink
In a message dated 5/8/03 9:44:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time, EdgarStmartins
writes:

<<
<<
BORROWERS OWE RS.75 CR: A drive by Goa State Co-operative Bank Limited to
assess the extent of arrears on loans has revealed that 91 major borrowers
owe it around Rs.75 crore. This came to light after the new board of
directors headed by Prakash Velip took over an initiated recover
proceedings during the last two months. The defaulters include businessmen,
industrialists, professionals, politicians and prominent persons. (GT)

This morning I decried the state of banking in Goa. News that
businessmen and industrialists, scoundrels are defrauding the banks is not
new. The policeman who was investigating my case (Jalunder Naik) told me that
there were many cases he was involved in settling. The help from NRI's is
not necessary in Goa if the Government would plug these leaks.


POWER PILFERERS FINED: The pilferage of electricity by hotels and other
commercial establishments along the North Goa coastal belt yielded the
State electricity department a cool Rs.55 lakh in fines for the last
financial year 2002-2003?"But even if the offending party has stolen power
for many years, we can levy penalty only for six months," explained the
engineer. (Joaquim Fernandes in NT)

I had maintained that Goans and Indians have a penchant to pilfer.
People in Goa will steal anything. Bloody thieves. But the Government
Department staff should concentrate on these pilferages instead of running
around pilfering the pockets of Goans.

KILLED IN SCOOTER MISHAP: Prabhakar Krishna Volvoikar from Manaswada,
Shrigaum, in Bicholim, succumbed to head injuries sustained in an accident
at 3 pm yesterday. Prabhakar was flung off his scooter after he struck a
pick-up on the Bicholim highway. (GT)

I went into my garden and burried this topic which Joel is determined to
excavate. Joel (:- used to indicate many suicides from cashew trees and I had
asked him to see that all the cashew trees were cut even if we benefitted
from their shade. If he has done so, he has diverted his attention to Goans
bashing up their heads.

I am proposing to float bids for the production of hard steel helmets
(Goan heads are hard and need steel helmets) with a lining on the inside of
KEVLAR used by police men and President Bush when he speaks on an aircraft
carrier to bullshit. I hope that Dr. Colaco, Santosh, Leo Rebello and Agnelo
Gomes (the mighty philantropist from Phili and the flower sales man Cecil and
Adv. Aiyres who could use this head gear in judicial confrontations and the
leader of Goa Suj, will help to pay for these helmets.
I will wager anything that a bullet would not pierce a Goan head but an
accident will injure it. We need very good steel helmets for Goan heads.
Cecil, GL, Aiyres and Floriano can expect these helmets free.


Edgar Martins >>
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