We have just received a fresh shipment from Goa - limited
quantities - of : squid mole .........$ 3.75 200 gms
king fishmole........3.75 200 gms mackarel mole .......3.75 200 gms mackarel para ........3.75 200 gms Bombay duckpara...3.75 200 gms prawn balichow....3.75 200 gms prawn curry masala.3.50 100 gms coconut/toddy vinegar......5.75 750 ml sorpotel/cafreal/recheadopaste....3.50 200 gms
....and much more.
If you wish to place an order or require further info,
pls. call 905-270-9165
.. First come first served basis while
Also Goan Party Snacks *packed Goa Sausages
Ottawa (CCN) —
On Parliament Hill Sept. 6, religious leaders,
including two Muslim imams, denounced the barbarism
of the Islamic State (ISIS), urging the protection
of Iraqi Christians and other minorities.
paying more, graduating poorer
Ottawa, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/
- This fall, tuition and related fees
increased at public universities and colleges
everywhere in Canada, except Newfoundland and
Labrador, according to a report released by
Statistics Canada today.
shows weakening financial picture for employed
More living pay cheque to pay cheque, saving
less, postponing retirement and feeling overwhelmed
Toronto, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/
- Most key indicators in the sixth annual
National Payroll Week Research Survey, conducted by
the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), point to a
weakening financial picture for working Canadians
across the country.
distribution study finds deep and persistent
inequality in Canada
Analysis also shows
significant regional variations
Ottawa, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/
- Wealth in Canada is concentrated
heavily in the top 10% - with the bottom 50%
combined accounting for less than 6% of all wealth,
a new study by the Broadbent Institute has found.
indicates that the chasm between the rich and poor
continues to grow and that there's no sign it will
narrow anytime soon.
Only part of the economy is prospering, and that’s
going to end up hurting us all.
That's the finding of a new Harvard Business School
study (.pdf file) on U.S. competitiveness. The
study, based on interviews with 1,947 Harvard
Business School alumni, said that although larger
U.S. companies are showing good signs of recovery
since the financial crisis, things don't look nearly
as sunny for many American workers.
Drugs manufactured at the Indian plant of Canadian
generics giant Apotex came under fire from
regulatory experts this week after health concerns
were sparked by the revelation that the company sold
prescription drugs that it knew were defective,
according to reports.
The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not
necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.
An eminent Goan celebrates his 100th birth
anniversary this September 17. Lambert
Mascarenhas edited in Mumbai the Goan
Tribune, a fortnightly dedicated to the
cause of Goan Liberation. During a visit to
Goa he was arrested and jailed by the
colonial Government. He was then expelled
from Goa. After Liberation he became the
Editor of the Navhind Times and later
founded and edited Goa Today. He has
authored several books including the classic
novel “Sorrowing lies my land”. Prof.
Francisco Correia Afonso whilst reviewing it
in 1962 said, “This beautiful book produced
by Lambert Mascarenhas in a land then
foreign, during the period of his exile, has
now reached Goa along with the Indian troops
that brought us freedom”. Lambert
Mascarenhas is a recipient of several awards
including the Laxmidas Borkar Memorial Award
for Journalism and Goa’s highest civilian
award, the Gomant Vibushan.
should have invaded Goa in 1947: Parrikar TNN | Sep 17, 2014,
on Tuesday said that the Indian Army should
have “invaded” Goa in 1947 and not waited
Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday
said that the Indian Army should have
"invaded" Goa in 1947 and not waited till
"Lot is being said about the Indian Army
'invading' Goa. I feel they should have
invaded us in 1947. If that did happen, we
would have been free, like all other states
in India," said Parrikar, at an award
function held at Kala Academy on Tuesday,
referring to discussions on the internet
regarding the role of the Indian Army in the
1961 liberation of Goa.
Well-deserved celebration in Goa as the
longstanding candidature of native son
Joseph Vaz has finally been approved for
sainthood. He will be "the first saint to
Sri Lanka" but the Vatican duly noted "since
Blessed Joseph Vaz was born, educated and
ordained a priest in India and opted to be a
missionary in Sri Lanka, both the countries
have special significance at his being
raised to the honours of the altar."
thoughts on the Joseph Vaz canonization Posted by: George
Pinto <firstname.lastname@example.org> on
writer lives in the San Francisco Bay area
and his views above do not necessarily
reflect the views of any organization he
belongs to, including the Joseph Naik Vaz
Institute which he has strongly supported
since 2000. Three hundred years separate
them but the Vatican’s approval of the Goan-born
Joseph Vaz canonization, inextricably binds
possibly the greatest saint in Catholic
history with his biggest promoter for
sainthood, Filomena Sarawati Giese.
All credit for his canonization belongs to
Joseph Vaz, whose saintly life (1651-1711)
resulted last week in the one of the highest
honors of the Catholic church bestowed on
him (the formalities will be done in the
near future). For 24 years he lived in Sri
Lanka under harsh conditions: as a beggar,
under Dutch persecution (could mean
imprisonment and death if a Catholic priest
was caught preaching), without food for
days, sometimes in chains, his life often in
danger, he even walked barefoot across Sri
Francis’ approval of the votes of the Ordinary
Session of the Cardinals and Bishops in favor of
canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz attains special
significance in the wake of the forthcoming visit of
the Holy Father to Sri. Lanka in January 2015.
Bl. Vaz was born in Goa, India, in 1651. As a priest
he volunteered to work in Sri Lanka amid persecution
of Catholics by Dutch colonial rulers, who were
Calvinists. Catholic priests were forbidden to
preach; it would mean imprisonment and even death if
they were caught.
BIRTHDAY CECILIA VAZ
D'Souza was born in Socorro, Goa on September 27th,
1914. Her 8 siblings were born in Nairobi, Kenya,
where her father worked for The East African
Railways and Harbours. Cecilia's early years were
spent in Nairobi. When she was 9 years old, her
parents returned to India and settled in Poona where
she continued her education. She passed hcarer
Matriculation at the age of 17 at the Convent of
Jesus & Mary in Poona and followed her desire to do
her teacher training at Ornellas High School, where
she worked for 6 years.
Cecilia married Peter Vaz in Poona on 17th July,
1938 and moved to Kampala, Uganda. They were blessed
with 3 children, Horace, Joyce and Adelaide. Teacher
Vaz, as she was affectionately called, joined the
teaching staff at The Norman Godhino School from
1945 to 1969 when she and Peter
emigrated to London, England. The next 10 years she
worked at Rapid Results College, a tutorial college
for overseas students.
Seniors Club Anniversary Dance By: Lenny Lopes
Click photos to Enlarge
The Westend Seniors Anniversary Dance was well
attended by members and their guests who celebrated
in great style and grandeur on September 14, 2014 at
Capitol Banquet Centre. The hall was beautifully
decorated, the food was sumptuous and the band Kream
Krackers were just amazing, providing fabulous dance
music; Waltz, Jive, Tango Konkani Melodies and Line
Dancing. Members and guests danced it out in style
and everyone who attended was so well looked after.
Vatican City, Sep 19, 2014
/ 03:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bodily
resurrection is a reality which is the seal of our
identity as Christians, Pope Francis said in his
Friday morning homily at Santa Marta.
Pointing to the people of Corinth, whom St. Paul
spoke to in the readings during Mass, the Pope noted
the Corinthians have similar problems as Christians
today have when it comes to grasping the
resurrection of human bodies.
Seminar on Goan writing in English (Sept 9-10,
2014) Sent: September-09-14
7:37:01 AM | By: Frederick Noronha
To: Goa's premiere mailing list, estb. 1994! (email@example.com)
Assessing ‘Freedom’ through
the Thematic Parameters of Loss and Longing: Lambert
Mascarenhas’ Sorrowing Lies My Land
History tells us much about a land and its culture.
Goa too has its own story of blood and sweat shed
for its Motherland. Against this historical past,
Goa’s literary history finds particular
representation in Sorrowing lies My Land by Lambert
Mascarenhas published in 1955. Lambert
Mascarenhas(1914- ) a professional journalist was
first noticed by the literary world for his
Sorrowing lies My Land and received much acclaim
thereafter. This publication gained greater coverage
and national significance with it being translated
into Marathi, Telugu and Konkani. Mascarenhas has to
his credit a play titled The Greater Tragedy (1988)
and a collection of short stories In The Womb of
Almost 40 Million Years Old
Abstract from study
published in the journal Nature.
A new study suggests that Asian monsoon - one of the
largest climate system in the world - existed much
earlier than previous estimates..
According to University of Arizona geoscientists,
Asian monsoon was in place 35-40 million years ago,
which is around 15 million years before than other
estimates about its origin. The climate system began
at a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide was
roughly three to four times greater than it is now.
Asian Monsoon then lost its intensity around 34
million years ago.
Mascarenhas completes hundred illustrious summers in
the sun this Wednesday, but neither has his
patriotic spirit withered nor has the love for his
homeland faded. He has witnessed it first hand — Goa
colonized and then set free. TOI joins the rest of
Goa in taking its hat off to the charismatic
centurion who made the pen his sword.
He was 41, not yet married, when he conceived the
character of Tobias, who made some of us sing,
laugh, cry and even burn with rage at the state of
affairs during the Portuguese regime in Goa. The
hard-to-melt kinds were bound to break down as they
read his tale of the contrasting sentiments of grief
and hope. Tobias was Lambert— body, mind and soul.
He was easy to connect to, but very hard to let go
of. That is why, every time you pick up that
now-over-half-a-century-old masterpiece, the voices
in your head make you wonder whether his land still
Sep 14: Goa-based model was placed second
in the Miss United Continent 2014. The first spot
went to Dominican Republic’s Geisha Montes De Oca
and Venezuela’s Wi May Nava stood third.
Gail, dressed in a champagne coloured gown designed
by Nivedita Saboo, was declared the first runner-up
at the pageant held in Guayaquil in Ecuador Saturday
She also bagged the Best National Costume and Miss
state government has requested the Centre to allot
at least 100 MW power from unallocated capacities of
coal base or nuclear base stations like Kaiga
nuclear power plant to cope with the shortfall and
also provide financial assistance for a few schemes.
Dalgado Konknni Akademi
Held Its Literary Criticism Program From: "Dalgado KonknniAkademi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Click image to
Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) recently held its
‘Obheas Yatra’ programme where promising Konkani
writer Menino Almeida’s short story book, Bandpas
was critically appreciated. Held on 27.08.2014, this
was the first programme to be organized in the
Conference Hall of the new premises of DKA at Old
Education Bldg, Panjim.
Fr. Jose Silveira, Assistant Director of Thomas
Stephens Konknni Kendr who was the key-note speaker
spoke on the essentials of story and writing skills
while dwelling on Menino’s book. Without going into
the shortcomings, Fr. Silveira instead focused on
how Menino’s stories could have been polished.
It is a Goan story of success. A 250% increase in
vegetables production from 40 tonnes to 100 tonnes
in just one year from 2012-13 to 2013-14. It has
doubled to 200 tonnes [another 100% increase] in
just the first three months of 2014-15. That is good
New Delhi: Prime
Minister Narendra Modi is doing the things rightly
and approval rating for his bold decisions — like
calling off the secretary- level talks with Pakistan
— is high. But, many of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s
Members of Parliament are wanting in their efforts
to connect with the electorate in their respective
India can rise
again, I have a clear roadmap: Modi
New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India
has a chance to rise again as a global economic
power and suggested that it could match with China
and he has a "clear roadmap" to channelise
entrepreneurial capabilities of country's 1.25
"This is a country that once upon a time was called
'the golden bird'. We have fallen from where we were
before. But now we have the chance to rise again.
India May Be
Among Top Exporters by 2030: HSBC Press Trust of India |
Updated On: September 16, 2014 14:47 (IST)
Delhi: India has the potential to become
the world's fifth largest exporter of goods by 2030
in value terms, according to HSBC Trade Forecast.
The country has the potential to become an export
hub for autos and it is well placed to further
develop its textile industry, global financial
services major HSBC said in a report. This is
despite the fact that India's near-term growth
prospects remain lacklustre, with the economy likely
to expand by 5.3 per cent in 2014 and 6.3 per cent
in 2015 - well below the rapid growth rate of around
8 per cent a year in 2001-11.
Church have it right on family teachings in India? Posted on September 16,
2014, 3:35 PM | By Virginia Saldanha |
Synod on the Family
questionnaire falls short on addressing
contraception, interreligious marriage.
Mumbai: A few
lay leaders in India took the initiative to get
responses from the laity to the Vatican
questionnaire in preparation for the Synod on the
Family. The responses when summed up show that the
laity are pinning their hopes on the Synod Fathers,
realizing that teachings in Humanae Vitae are hardly
followed and need change.
faith enriched composite Indian identity: VP Ansari
Mangalore, Sep 21 (PTI)
Vice President M Hamid Ansari today said the
Christian faith had strengthened the country's
secular fabric and enriched the composite Indian
The contribution of the Christian church in social
and charitable work in India, especially in
education and health sectors has been particularly
noteworthy, he said.
Melbourne, Sep 22 (PTI)
Three Indian-origin politicians, including a
woman, have been elected to New Zealand's Parliament
in the just-concluded general elections.
Kanwaljeet Singh Bakshi, Dr Parmjeet Parmar and
Mahesh Bindra have successfully made it to the
121-member Parliament, the New Zealand Herald
Delhi-born Bakshi and Pune graduated Parmar fought
the elections as the candidates of the ruling
National party while Mumbai-born Bindra was elected
as the New Zealand First party candidate.
A desalination technology powered by solar panels
could provide enough clean, palatable drinking water
to meet the needs of India's water-deficient
villages, MIT scientists say.
+Felix DE SOUZA Sat Sep 27 12:00:00
De SOUZA, Felix Dominic January 14, 1927 – Tanga, Tanganyika (Tanzania) September 23, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Felix, beloved husband of Lourdes de Souza, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side, on Septembe....  Read more
+Joseph Romeo D'Souza Sat Sep 27 12:00:00
Peacefully, on Wednesday September 24, 2014 at Villa Forum at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Maria. Cherished father of Blaise, Steven (Grace) and Trevor (Loida). Much loved grandfather of Lorimae, Twyla, Joshua, Thaddeus and Aislinn.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. Mississauga (Hwy....  Read more
Special Status For Goa
Dear Fellow Goans.
We have received a request from Goa to support their
Petition for Special Status for Goa.
The Movement for Special Status for Goa and Goans, (MSSG)
has written to the Chief Minister of Goa, Mr.Manohar
Parrikar, a copy of which is attached which is self
Click here to view-pdf
Goa desperately needs your support. We make a plea
to you, and all your Goan friends and relatives to
please endorse the request to signify your support.
We enclose petition sheets for your signature.
Please download and print two copies of the sheet.
These have to be signed and submitted to the Indian Central Government following their protocols to
receive their attention.
Please assist us by doing
the following when completing the signature sheets:
Initials in Passport - Ministry of External Affairs
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) advised
Indian expatriates in the Gulf and those intending
to go there on work should expand their initials in
Please read the following articles to understand the
possible complications of appearing wrong name or
name without expanded initials in the Passports
Cancer Care Ontario expands correspondence
program to include cervical cancer
Toronto, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/
- Cancer Care Ontario is reaching out to
men and women to encourage them to screen for
breast, colorectal and for the first time, cervical
cancer, with an expanded direct-mail correspondence
treatment now an option for newly diagnosed
metastatic melanoma patients
landscape looking better and brighter year after
Oakville, ON, Sept. 17,
2014 /CNW/ - Melanoma is in the news
again, and once again it's for a good reason. The
Melanoma Network of Canada is very pleased with the
recent Health Canada approval of Yervoy (ipilimumab),
as a first option for treatment of patients newly
diagnosed with metastatic disease. This means that
for the first time, these patients can be treated
with a proven life-extending treatment right away.
This news follows a string of good news in the area
of research and treatment advances for melanoma in
the past few years.
says Canada needs better palliative care By Susan Lunn, CBC News
Posted: Sep 15, 2014 5
In an exclusive interview, health minister talks
about end-of-life and palliative care with CBC News
"It's going to continue to be an issue because we're
living longer, our society is living longer."
Click image to play
video RAW: Ambrose on
palliative care 2:11
Minister Rona Ambrose says Canada has to do better
when caring for people who are dying — and she wants
to make that a priority.
The advent of social media, mobile phones and
popular flicks has paved way to a new language among
students. While the colloquial lingo students’ use
makes communication easier, it can prove to be a
bane when it comes to writing academic essays.
Students now are finding it increasingly difficult
to write essays that express their views and purpose
in a formal language. A well written essay/SOP can
exponentially increase the student’s admission
chance in a desired university.
Goan Voice designed and compiled by
Demerg Systems India,
Alfran Plaza, "C" Block, 2nd Floor, S-43/44,
(Near Don Bosco School), Panjim, Goa-403001 Tel: 011 91 832 2420797 Email: