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National conversation on immigration launched

Ottawa, July 5, 2016 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is asking Canadians about what they think immigration means for Canada, and how we can continue to grow our nation through immigration.


Bank of Canada survey shows subdued business sentiment

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian business sentiment remained subdued in the second quarter, as the drag of cheaper oil and modest domestic demand canceled out the boost from foreign demand, the Bank of Canada said on Monday.


Keen to move to Canada? Here are some things to consider

At first it was the Americans. A record number of people in the US searched on Google for how to move to Canada after Donald Trump won seven out of 11 Republican primaries on Super Tuesday in March.


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Democracy that never was

The word 'democracy' is a very misused word. History and current affairs prove that, under the guise of democracy, the rich and the powerful have exploited the people

UK has always proudly claimed that its Magna Charta of 1215 laid the foundation of the modern democracy. It is on such stupid claims that democracy is based by the politicians who look for historical foundations for their inventions. At the best it meant a check upon a medieval autocratic ruler, but there were only some influential barons involved in protecting their feudal interests.

That was the time when England witnessed its first great strides in its wool industry, and many barons were looking for creating extensive and reserved pasture lands for sheep grazing. They took over the properties of small tenants through the laws of “enclosures”. Freedom to enact such laws was the quid pro quo for making concessions to the ruler. The tenants who resisted risked being caught under vagrancy laws, or declared outlaws who could be hunted like wild animals. A sad foundation for democracy, and little has changed since.

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Photos from LA Goan Convention
Sent by Mary Silveira
Mukesh Ghatwal, one with Indian outfit is Savio Rodrigues, Sonia Shirsat and Varun Carvalho With Mary Silveira, Joseph Lourenço, Sonia Shirsat, William O. Rodrigues, Mukesh Ghatwal and Varun Carvalho at DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport. Savio Rodrigues bagged the best photography award with his picture "Mirsango Vikpi" at the Goan Convention 2016
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Canada Xarant Rediocher Konkani Karyavoll
Courtesy of Olencio Fernandes , Mississauga

The following is the article published on Pilar "Vauradeancho Ixtt" news paper on June 11,2016, edition.

"Toronto: Parra ganvchem bai Milena Marques -Zachariach-an Konknnichea moga pasot ' Amchi Bas, Amchem Music ho Konknni karyokrom Radio Mango-cher suru kela.Toronto thavn dor Sonvara sanje 7 tem 9 voram meren 101.3 FM-acher to karyokrom vitraitat. Ho karyokrom vitraitat Kallianpurcho mulan Mungllurcho Alan Sequeira taka adar dita.


Barbados-Born Author Austin Clarke Remembered as a ‘Pioneering Voice’

Giller Prize-winning author Austin Clarke dead at 81 - The Globe and ...

Jun 26, 2016 - “Certainly, there is no other black Canadian author who has been so heartily embraced as Austin Clarke,” wrote literary critic Donna Bailey ..

Posted 28 June 2016 10:05 GMT

The Caribbean literary world is in mourning after learning of the death of Barbadian-Canadian writer Austin Clarke. The 81-year-old passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Clarke left Barbados in the mid-1950s to pursue his tertiary education at the University of Toronto; he became involved in the civil rights movement and began writing, publishing his first novel, The Survivors of the Crossing, in 1964. Through its main protagonist, — a canecutter — the story examined the effects of colonialism and slavery on politics and race relations in a pre-independence Barbados, but Clarke was perhaps best known for his novel The Polished Hoe, which won numerous literary accolades, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize (2002), the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book Overall and the Trillium Book Award (both in 2003). Five years prior, he was also made a member of the Order of Canada.

St. Augustine University of Tanzania at Mwanza conducts Chinese Language Courses

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Israel's high tech boom threatened by shallow labor pool
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - In the high tech hub of Tel Aviv, where companies have been responsible for ground-breaking advances like the USB stick, Or Offer never thought it would be hard to find workers for his fast-growing Internet data firm SimilarWeb.

News Clips from Goa

US-based Goans volunteer to make ‘A Better Goa’
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Sidhnath Buyao speaking in USA

Goa’s prominent organisations and NGOs have appealed to the Goans settled in USA to come forward to help several developmental projects, in the field of industry, education and culture.


Goans safe in UK for next two years: Faleiro
Sat,09 Jul 2016

Panaji: Highlighting the fact that the United Kingdom had yet to formally initiate steps to withdraw from the European Union after the outcome of the Brexit referendum, former Union minister Eduardo Faleiro said that Goan immigrants in the UK were in no danger for the next two years."There should not be any difficulty for other Goans with Portuguese Passports to enter the UK at least for the next 2 years.


Goa steadily embracing e-commerce

E-commerce has caught the fancy of Goans who like to purchase mobile phones, book airline tickets and buy t-shirts. AJIT JOHN finds out that the market is evolving and e-commerce is set to dominate future sales in several other segments

27 Jun, 2016,

When Keith Sequeira decided to buy the latest Samsung tablet, he did not walk down to the white goods store at the corner. He instead went online and ordered it. And like many other users of online services paid the bearer of the phone instead of doing so online. Keith is just one of a large number of Indians and specifically Goans who conduct these transactions everyday.

The ease of buying online, anything and everything, has caught the attention of the State. Certain product categories have migrated online. Today it is the rare punter who walks into a white goods shop and purchases a television set or a smart phone. Yes, they might walk into the shop to physically check the model and the price. They will then go home and purchase the mobile phone or television set online, taking advantage of the substantial discounts available.


Goa Government stops iron ore transportation by trucks due to rains
By PTI | Published: 28th June 2016 12:19 PM

Panaji: With the onset of monsoon, Goa government has ordered a stop on transportation of iron ore by trucks using roads from mining sites to jetties.


Tourism future driver for Goa’s growth: CII
Posted by: nt July 9, 2016 in Business

Panaji: Goa’s tourism industry received strong support from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Friday which said that the industry could drive the local economy in future.

News Clips from India

Modi In Africa

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Nairobi, Kenya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kenya to a warm reception by the Indian community in Nairobi, where he spoke of his government's achievements and the significance of Africa. PM Modi said the main goal of his government was to improve the life of the common Indian man.


Decline of Mumbai - a great city (Gerson da Cunha, Seminar)
Source: <> | Sent: July 5, 2016 12:46 AM
Gerson Da Cunha |

IN the fifties, into the sixties, they all came back to Bombay, those who went abroad to study and train. Many voyaged across the seas to live here. They do not return any more, or come from other lands to stay. The young ones used to come home for the good living to be had here, but also for a commodity once as plentiful as the jobs: the hope.Where is either to be found these days, even in respectable fragments, never mind the abundance of yore?


Freedom 251: India firm launches 'world's cheapest' $4 (Can) Smartphone
From the section India
18 February 2016

An Indian company has launched what is being billed as the world's cheapest smartphone.

Ringing Bells said their Freedom 251 phone would cost just 251 rupees ($3.67; £2.56), and there was huge demand in the first hours of sale. But sceptics have raised questions about the device and the company's price strategy.India is the world's second-largest mobile market and has one billion mobile phone subscribers.

Freedom 251 is expected to target a market already dominated by low-cost handsets. The phone has 8GB storage and cameras in the front and back, and its model resembles Apple's iPhone 4, including the home button and icons.






Kenya Nite 2016 Events
Save the dates…..

  • August 27 2016 Picnic –Save the date – Venue to be advised

  • The Grand finale will be the the 1st October 2016, an all-inclusive –open Bar event at the Lake Shore Convention Center in Mississauga . Click for flyer


Events for 2016





Sunday, July 17, 2016 Calangute Association, Canada Feast of Patron
Saint Alex
St. Francis Xavier's Church
Mississauga Holy Mass at 1:30 P.M.
Flyer to follow

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Parra Association The Parra Social 2016 Click for Flyer
Saturday, August 20, 2016 CLR Association CLR Picnic
Venue: Erindale Park, Mississauga. 
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Sunday, September 11, 2016 Calangute Association, Canada Silver Jubilee
2016 Calangute Social
Europa Convention Centre
Mississauga at 11:30 A.M.
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Saturday, October 01, 2016 CLR Association CLR Social
Venue: Payal Banquet Hall
 3410 Semenyk Ct, Mississauga
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Saturday, November 19, 2016 Union of Navelim Our Lady of Rosary Feast
Venue: Verdi Convention Centre
 3550 Derry Road East, Mississauga
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Health & Wellness

A majority of Canadian drivers consider themselves to be polite to other motorists, but are we really as nice as we think we are behind the wheel?
  • 98 per cent of Canadian drivers feel they are polite drivers, yet they say others don't have the same manners via @Kanetix – Click to Tweet
  • Canadian drivers appear to be much less polite than they think they are via @Kanetix – Click to Tweet

Toronto, July 5, 2016 /CNW/ - According to a recent survey, 98% of Canadian drivers feel they are polite when it comes to driving, yet few are actually witnessing other motorists demonstrating those same manners behind the wheel.


Preparing Canada for a New Trade and Technology Era

Ottawa, July 5, 2016 /CNW/ - A new report from The Conference Board of Canada warns that Canada is facing a dramatically different global economic and business world and can no longer rely on high commodity prices or traditional manufacturing for future export successes and wealth.


Hand sanitizer makers face questions from FDA

Regulators concerned about possible links between use of antiseptic chemicals and antibiotic resistance

The Associated Press Posted: Jun 29, 2016 10:55 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016 5:05 PM ET
(Note: CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external links.)

The FDA says it doesn't want to alarm people but seeks long-term studies on how the antiseptic gels and rubs fight germs and get absorbed into the body, particularly for children and pregnant women.

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