Voice - UK
[Selected excerpts from GoaNet-UK]
re-launches this week and changes name to GoanVoice UK.
The format will evolve gradually over the next few months
to a web page newsletter with graphics. GoanVoice Canada
is to appear fortnightly from next week. It will be co-ordinated
by John J. D'Souza from Toronto. Goa Info News, edited by
George Pinto from California, will be re-launched as a fortnightly
GoanVoice USA. The three newsletters will have assistance
from Goacom but there will be no editorial or content connection
between Goacom and Goan Voice. The service will continue
to be free but funded by voluntary donations and sponsorship.
Each of the three newsletters will be independently managed.
To subscribe to any of the other newsletters, please e-mail
African Goans can revel in nostalgia at the British Library
Newspaper section in Colindale where they can find a microfilm
copy of the 1958 issues of the Goan Voice (Nairobi). Events
such as the opening of the Tailors Society rest house, the
death of Dr. A.C.L. de Sousa, the detention of Pio Gama
Pinto etc. are covered. The advertisements for Zam-Buk skin
ointment, Dumex baby food, Peps tablets, Brooklax, etc.
will bring back memories of a bygone era. Have your lunch
at the Oriental City across the road. In the Food Court
there is a wide variety of canjee dishes available for £3.
two oil paintings by FN Souza in the Christies auction of
18 Oct. fetched £1,175 (Martyr) and £1,351 (Cardinal)
against the estimated value of £1,500 - £ 2,500
each. At the same auction the Goanese 19th c. ivory carving
of Christ realised £470 (est. £400-£600).
24 Nov. 2.30pm. Goan Association (UK). Fr Agnelos
Day. 75 Commeration Mass. St Georges Cathedral, Westminster
Bridge Road. Thereafter at the Amigo
Goan Voice UK (formerly Goanet-UK)
Editor: Eddie Fernandes
President of the Goan Association (UK), I wish to convey
best wishes for the relaunch of your weekly electronic newsletter
with a very apt title of the Goan Voice (UK) for me
it evokes many happy memories of my childhood days in Kenya.
publication has provided a vital service to our widespread
Community and has gradually become an indispensable medium
of communication. Its international flavour will be enhanced
with additional support from Goa, USA and Canada. It is
an opportune moment to declare our confidence for the future
and, with this in mind, I am pleased that the Board of Directors
of the G.O.A. (UK) has approved a contribution of £500
towards the running costs for the year. Accordingly, I am
sending you a cheque for this amount under separate cover.
I have always been conscious of the tremendous sacrifice
and effort that you have put in which has made the newsletter
a success and as an individual I am grateful. As a token
of my appreciation, I am sending you a personal cheque which
I hope will be of help to defraying your costs. It is my
earnest wish that other Goan organisations and individuals
will continue to support the newsletter by sending in news
items or donations. It would not be an exaggeration to say
that the newsletter has been a turning point in the Community
awareness and cohesiveness. Attendances at social events
and funerals have improved markedly with the advent of your
weekly publication. Our senior citizens also feel comforted
by getting news even if they are too frail to venture outdoors.
The younger members of our Community have been able to form their own
group and have their own events. May the Goan Voice be forever
heard here and elsewhere!
President of the Goan Association (UK)