Newsletter. Issue 08. April 10, 2010


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Newsline Canada

Study pinpoints why newcomers struggle
30 March 2010 05:33

Skilled immigrants earn less than half the money, on average, earned by their Canadian-educated counterparts.

Only one in four manages to obtain a licence in one of Ontario’s 37 regulated professions, compared with 60 per cent of Canadian grads. And that licence may take two years to get, compared with less than a year for native-born Canadians.


Minority women unable to access health providers: Study
30 March 2010 05:44

Many women from visible minority groups say they have difficulty getting a primary-care physician or specialists to address urgent health concerns or to monitor chronic medical conditions, a study has found.

The report shows one in three South Asian, West Asian and Arab women — who together comprise one of the fastest-growing segments of Canada’s population — have trouble finding a doctor, getting an appointment or getting referred to specialists.


Transparency Licensing System urged for many Internationally Trained Professionals
Gloria Elayadathusseril | March 30, 2010

Language is not the biggest barrier, but navigating the licensing system is, for many internationally trained professionals, according to a new study released today, March 30.


Schools find new life, purpose after closure
TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE | April 06, 2010 5:25 a.m.

As the Toronto District School Board faces dozens of school closures in the coming years from falling enrolment, some have warned of a fire sale of public schools into private hands.


The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.


Views on India and Indians
A view on India and Indians by a traveling journalist.
Some of the comments from all over including of Indians.
April 5 2010 | By Dr . Ferdinando dos Reis Falcao

Is not Goa going the Indian way???
Reflections on India
By Sean Paul Kelley |

If you are Indian, or of Indian descent, I must preface this post with a clear warning: you are not going to like what I have to say. My criticisms may be very hard to stomach. But consider them as the hard words and loving advice of a good friend. Someone who’s being honest with you and wants nothing from you.


Opinion: Crises in the Vatican
By Capt. Mervin John Lobo

Capt. Mervin John Lobo (Master Mariner) who has studied Sacred Scriptures in Jerusalem and contributes articles on various topics for different magazines around the globe.

April 3, 2010

“Awake, O sword, against my shepherd. Strike the Shepherd, that the sheep may be scattered.” - Zechariah (13:7)

Pope Benedict XVI is facing one of the gravest crises of his pontificate as a sexual abuse scandal sweeps the Church. There have been calls from Germany, England and Ireland for him to resign. Some are even calling for his arrest.

People Places and Things

The Goan Community - Canada 2010

Roque Barreto interview by Muriel Lucas for Goan Archives


Pray the Rosary – Service in the Greater Toronto Area – April 11, 2010
See  for information 

Progress Report - Goan Voice Canada interviews Michael Pinto
MP- Michael Pinto, GVC – Goan Voice Canada , AR - Aunt Rosy

  1. GVC – The Rosary service on April 11, has become the talk of the town in Konkani circles here. Can you give us an update?
    MP – The enthusiasm and support from various groups has been heart warming, we will meet our target for the attendance. I hope only this event will continue on annual basis and some people come forward to pickup the challenge.


Jesus' Death Brought to Life by The Salesian Family
Written by Gasper Almeida Saturday, 03 April 2010 13:30

Kuwait:- The 'Salesian Family' comprising of the Don Bosco Past Pupils' Association (DBPPA), Salesian Cooperators, Don Bosco Oratory (DBO) and IEAS teachers, touched the hearts and brought tears to the eyes of the 400 odd spectators, gathered at the IEAS Quadrangle on Friday, 26th March 2010. They brought the 'Passion of Jesus' to life with their soul-stirring presentation entitled, 'The Last Journey - A Meditative walk with our Lord from Praetorian to Calvary'. The presentation, which included an enactment and meditations on the 'stations of the Cross' caused many in the audience to remark that 'it was almost like seeing the real Jesus walking to his death along the Via Dolorosa'.


Moving beyond stereotypes of family violence in South Asian communities in the Greater Toronto Area

Aruna Papp
Aruna Papp shares her experience with an abusive marriage, and talks about her work counselling men and their families. Listen (runs 7:23)

Baldev Mutta
The Executive Director of Punjabi Community Health Services in Peel discusses new reports on spousal tensions. Listen (runs 8:03)


Parkinson’s patients improve with innovative Waterloo program
April 04, 2010 | By Johanna Weidner, Record staff
Excerpt of article from Waterloo Record

Photo by David Bebee, Record staff
Dr. Quincy Almeida, associate professor of the department of kinesiology and physical education goes through the SAFEx program with participant Dr. Bill Watson at Wilfrid Laurier University's Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre.

WATERLOO - Bill Watson thought he was managing OK with Parkinson’s, at least until the Cambridge man joined a special exercise program designed to reduce symptoms of the debilitating disease.


Goan Archives Canada – Pic of the Week
Book Jacket Design by Alex Tavares of “The General is Up” Author Peter Nazareth
This review is from: The General Is Up (Paperback)

A demented army general takes power in a land-locked country in East Africa, and orders the expulsion of an entire race claiming that God has ordered him to do so.

News Clips from Goa

Goa's coconut trees to be insured
Indo-Asian News Service, Friday April 2, 2010, Panaji

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The humble coconut is to Goans what perhaps the camel is to desert dwellers. So nearly 100,000 coconut palms in the coastal state of Goa are now set to be insured in an unprecedented exercise, complete with a physical examination of their girth!


Goa to provide recreation base for warships
Posted: 03 Apr 2010 07:10 AM PDT | Goa Blog (

Goa is all set to provide Rest and Recreation (R&R) base for the warships calling the port from across the globe. You may also want to see “An exclusive berth is being constructed at the port and the work is expected to be over by March 2011,” Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) chairman Praveen Agarwal told reporters today.


More areas lose rural character in Goa  | Posted: 04 Apr 2010 04:22 AM PDT

Goa’s march towards urbanization continues with the Census Operations Department recently declaring 26 new villages as census towns. “Goa now has 70 towns, including 14 municipal (statutory) towns and 56 census towns,” a census department official said.


Goa allocates Rs.5 crore for safety of tourists
2010-03-28 05:30:00

Concerned about the safety of tourists visiting Goa, in the wake of recent high-profile crimes against foreigners, the Goa government has allocated Rs.5 crore in its annual budget towards setting up a 'beach safety management system'.


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News Clips from India

Right to Education becomes fundamental right
Indo Asian News Service | Thu, Apr 1 08:22 AM

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday dedicated the Right to Education (RTE) act to the nation terming it as a fundamental right and urged every Indian to make the country strong through education.


Avoid business with Iran, US warns India & Pak
Press Trust of India | Friday April 2, 2010 | Washington, New York

With India still keen to join an ambitious gas pipeline project involving Iran and Pakistan, the US has warned all countries against engaging in transactions with Tehran at a time when sensitive talks are on to consider additional sanctions on it over its nuclear issue.


Catholic Priests Honoured At 56th National Film Awards
From: bcsabha.kalina@ NEW DELHI, | Mar. 26, 2010, 16:20 Hrs | (C.M. Paul / SAR News)

Two Catholic priests made history when they received the national film awards from the President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, becoming probably the first to do so in the 56 years of the award’s existence. They were Salesian priests Joseph Kizhakechennadu (producer) and Joseph Pulinthanath (director) of Tripura and the event was the 56th National Film Awards (2008) held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, March 19, 2010. The award was for "Yarwng" (Roots), their second feature film in Tripura’s Kokborok language. It was also Tripura’s first-ever national film award.


Egyptian blind all-women orchestra to tour India
April 5th, 2010 | SindhToday

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Cairo-based Al Nour Wal Amal (Light & Hope) orchestra comprising 38 visually-challenged women musicians will enthral listeners with the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and other classical composers. The group begins its week-long India tour from Tuesday at the Kamani auditorium.


President Asks Corporates To Help Deprived, Disadvantaged
April 2nd, 2010 SindhToday | Pratibha Patil

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Friday asked the corporate world to contribute to the welfare of the deprived and disadvantaged sections of society.

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