in 8th place has slipped below the United States, Australia
and Belgium as the world's best place to live.
This year's Human Development Index, part of the U.N.'s
Human Development Report 2003, ranks Canada as the 8th best
country in the world in terms of living conditions. The
ranking is based on 2001 data. The report cited an overall
drop in Canada's GDP when compared with American numbers.
Canada's GDP per capita is also down. In 2001, Canada reportedly
had 186 doctors per 100,000 people. The U.S. had 276, Belgium
395 and Norway 413. See full article at: http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/jul/msg00024.html
in need of highly skilled immigrants to overcome labour
shortage in 2010
Toronto - Toronto's economy could face
a severe challenge in the near future if city officials
fail to deal with a predicted labour shortage, says a report
delivered to city council Monday.
The independent report for Toronto city council's Economic
Development and Parks Committee, showed that by the year
2010 employment in the Toronto region will grow by 400,000
to just over 3 million, an increase of 13 per cent.
However the city will begin losing a major share of its
workforce after 2008 as members of the "baby boomer"
demographic begin to retire.
As a result the region will face labour shortages across
all occupations and skill groups by the end of the decade.
In order to keep pace with this growth, the report concluded
that more work needed to be done to attract highly skilled
immigrants and major improvements were required for Toronto's
skills training system.
Clips from Goa
Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha
is attracting a new class of people
Since 2000, the number of foreign visitors to Goa has dropped
by 7 percent, to 272,000, while the number of ''domestic''
visitors has jumped by 36 percent, to 1.3 million. ''With
all the publicity they made in India, Goa is attracting
a new class of people,........ ''The British fellow counts
his paise and argues over a 10-rupee bottle of water. The
Indians come down from Bombay. They don't look at the price
sheets. They just say they want this or that.''
to be malaria-free within two years: Amonkar
PANAJI: Goa Health Minister Dr Suresh Amonkar on Thursday
spelt out measures the government has taken in drive against
malaria and called for people's participation to supplement
the efforts to make Goa malaria free in two years time.
3. Goa - Goan Christians face shortage of burial land
PRIDE: REMO HONOURED
“Appreciation is not for the person as such but
is always about his work,” said Remo at a felicitation
function wherein he was honoured by the Goa Cultural
and Social Centre, at SFX Higher Secondary School, Siolim,
yesterday morning, “in consideration of the tremendous
contribution done in the field of music and song, and
for being India’s greatest rockstar”. For
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on its way
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has confirmed that the proposed
Mopa airport in Pernem is already on its way and would be
ready by 2007-09. Parrikar says that Goa being an international
tourist destination, the State needed another airport to
the handle the burgeoning international tourist traffic,
which he expected to go beyond the 13-14 flights handled
by Dabolim airport daily so far. Parrikar also disclosed
on July 11 that the land acquisition for the proposed airport
is underway. In this connection, the Chief Minister already
had discussions with the Civil Aviation Minister, Rajiv
Pratap Rudy, when he visited Goa recently. In the meanwhile,
the work of the expansion of the Dabolim airport was also
Goans seem to be returning to familiar times with the instability
factor returning to Goan politics after a somewhat long
sabbatical. Obviously, there is pressure on the MGP and
UGDP legislators, who have lent their support to Manohar
Parrikar to remain in the Chief Minister’s chair,
to join the BJP. For
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FT KING COBRA CAUGHT
a rare act of courage, Range Forest Officer Prakash
Salelkar along with one Amol Ashok Naik, caught a king
cobra, 11 feet long, at Gouliwada, Satpal, Mollem, on
Saturday. Later on Sunday the king cobra was released.
The public can contact the Forest Department officials
on 2612211 or 2605872 if they spot a snake in their
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PROFESSIONAL GET INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
World-renowned book publishers Davis Healthcare International
Publishing LLC, reputed for publishing house pharmaceutical
and technology books and PDA, a world renowned “International
Association for Pharmaceutical Technology” in USA,
have jointly taken up four books written by Goan professional
UG Barad (MPharm, PhD), for co-publication and for global
sales. Dr Barad is the first Goan and first Indian to get
such appreciation from DHI and PDA for his books.
Places and Things
Population Day was July 11
1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development
Programme recommended that 11 July be observed as World
The Day seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance
of population issues and the need to find solutions for
these issues. In 2001, world population stood at 6.1 billion,
and was growing by 77 million per year. For more text click
Surrealism- The work of Toronto Artist, Alex Tavares
and the Dealers
"My paintings from Nairobi and the early years
in Canada are reflections of powerful emotions. They
are journeys on canvas to Goa, the place I love and
where I wanted to die, but can never return without
compromising personal or political integrity."
AT... CANADIAN ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE - 2002
Statistics Canada Cat. 11-010, 13-001, 15-001, 62-010; Bank
of Canada. For more text click
Goan Women's Appreciation Day on Sunday Nov 16, 2003
Goa Sudharop is
pleased to organize & host International Goan Women's
Appreciation Day on Sunday Nov 16, 2003. Let us celebrate,
honor, and thank Goan women for their achievements.
your nominations for recognition of Goan women in all walks
of life. All nominations will be acknowledged & honored
at a function to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area (exact
location & time to be announced).
See more at: http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/jul/msg00037.html
Record (Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario)
5, 2003 Saturday
Joseph COELHO, Oswald (Ozzie) - Of Kitchener,
suddenly at home, on Thursday, July 3, 2003, in his 74th
year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Josephine
(Queenie) Coelho for 44 years. Devoted and loving father
to Ruth and her husband Bob Morrison and Robert and his
wife Anne Coelho, all of Kitchener. Loved dearly by his
precious grandchildren, Tayler and Sierra Morrison, Madelaine,
Emma and Robert Jr. Coelho. Also foster grandpa to Chris
and Dan. Joe will be sadly missed by his beloved dog, Brandi.
Survived by his brothers, Henry and Boskie and sisters,
Gemma, Tessa, Zita and Pam. Also many nieces, nephews and
extended family members. Predeceased by parents, Robert
and Mary Coehlo; sister, Nina and brother, Clarence. Joe
retired from Uniroyal-B.F. Goodrich after 26 years of service.
Prior to emigrating to Canada in 1970 he worked at Air India
where he travelled the world.
Archibald (Archie) Fernandes (ex Uganda) husband
of Melita Gomes/Fernandes (Ex Kenya/Navelim/Dubai) now in
Canada, Father of Kurt (Ex-Navelim) now in Toronto, Son
of Late Alexandrina Silva Fernandes (Ex Velim/Uganda) and
late Jose Fernandes, Brother of Late Aku, Auxilia/ Joe Faria
(Wimbledon, England), Aureo (Margao/Mapusa) passed away
at 11 pm at Shanti Avedna Ashram in Lotulim on July 4th.
July 17th , 2003
Goans will be meeting at Lincoln Center in New York
Goans will be meeting at Lincoln Center in New York
City on Thursday, July 17 for a night of swing dancing.
We will be meeting at the Josie Robertson Plaza
which is at the center of the Lincoln Center campus
at Columbus Avenue between 62nd and 65th Streets.
Dance Lessons are from 6:30 to 7:15 and attendees
will learn the rhumba, foxtrot, usette, and gypsy
Afterwards we will dance to the delightful sounds
of the Café Accordion Orchestra with Charlie
Giordano and Will Holshouser. They describe their
music as "The romantic music of Paris--with
occasional Spanish spice." Tickets are $15
but if we get enough people we will qualify for
a discount. If you plan to attend, send an email
Goans is an organization comprised of Goan Adults
over 18. The purpose of the organization is to provide
opportunities to meet and network with people of
our background in an informal and congenial atmosphere.
July 20th , 2003
~Tanzanite Picnic & Dance
Picnic is on Sunday July 20th, at Centennial Park,
Area # 6, Etobicoke at 10:30 a.m. (more details
Dance is on Saturday, October 11th, 2003 - details
August 2, 2003
Picnic - Princeton Country Club, West Windsor
Association of New Jersey (GOANJ)
more information please contact Tony Barros at firstname.lastname@example.org
DR. RIBEIRO GOAN SCHOOL - NAIROBI calling all ex-students
and staff to reserve your table of 10 for the Dinner Dance
at At the Crown Banquet Hall, Mississauga
September 12, 2003
Tournament for ex-Students
in Toronto Commemorating 75th Anniversary Dr. Ribeiro
Goan School -Nairobi
the Granite Ridge Golf Club
Tee Off 12.30 p.m.
See details on Flier at :http://www.goanvoice.ca/2003/Flyer_dr_ribeiro/golf.htm
Saturday, September 13, 2003
Dance Commemorating 75th Anniversary Dinner Dance
5:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Flier at : http://www.goanvoice.ca/2003/Flyer_dr_ribeiro/dr_rebeiro_goan_school.htm
September 14, 2003
at the Centennial Park, Etobicoke 12:00 noon
Goan School Ex-students
further details contact: