Newsletter. Issue 14. July 03, 2010


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Best wishes to the 300 delegates attending
the Goan Convention - New Jersey
July 3-5, 2010.



Newsline Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s plan wins G20 support
Austerity for advanced nations; currency flexibility for emerging markets
The Canadian Press | Toronto (Jun 28, 2010)

G20 leaders capped a tumultuous summit weekend with a landmark deal to slash deficits and secure long-term economic stability.


Secret law passed by Ontario Government gave police special powers during G8-20
The Canadian Press | 25 June 2010 10:49

TORONTO - Critics are comparing a secret law passed by the Ontario government to give police special powers during the G8 and G20 summits to Canada's War Measures Act.


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


G20 chaos: PM must pay up
Howard Elliott | The Hamilton Spectator | (Jun 28, 2010)

In this space Saturday, we asked if the G8 and G20 summits were worth the expense and disruption.


Dukh Tiatr - Address delivered by Lourdino Rodrigues
June 19, 2010

(Mogal Tiatr pollenarando. Ek gorjechi khobor sangonk maka dadla. Pun chod goroj assa hi khobor sogleani puri somzon geupak. Thodde amche Tiatr pollenarank Konkani puri somzona. Temchea passot make maffi korat hi khobor English baxen sangchi potta.)

Dear fellow Goans,

A Very good afternoon to you all.

By your presence here today, you have demonstrated that, you do care for our language and culture. That is why, our actors feel that you need to know about the contributions made in the past at different times towards our culture.


Human element behind Air India probe
John Chick | 5 June 2010 03:39

The long-awaited release of the government’s Air India 182 report held little solace for the families of the 280 Canadians and 49 others who died over the Irish Sea June 23, 1985. Sixteen years before 9-11, it was at the time the deadliest terrorist attack in North American history.


Reason and Passion - Creating the Balance | By Azim Jamal

Your reason and passion are the rudder and the sails of the seafaring soul,” wrote Kahlil Gibran, the Lebanese-born philosopher, poet, and painter who wrote magnificently in both English and Arabic. “If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas.”

Places and Things

First time Goan Float on the Canada Day Parade in Montreal
Message from :Mary Silveira, President, Quebec Goan Association

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The Quebec Goan Association, took part in the July 1st Canada Day colourful parade in Montreal for the first time in its history. The float which was themed "To Keep Our Goan Heritage Alive" was colourfully decorated with ladies dancing to Konkani music, and was cheered on by a large crowd gathered along St.Catherine Street, in Montreal.


Ektaim Zavum Ters Korumya –Pray the Rosary in Konkani

A new website has been unveiled which allows viewers to participate in reciting all five decades of the Glorious mystery in Konkani.

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April 11, 2010, more than 220 people from all parts of the Greater Toronto Area, came to the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Scarborough for a service appropriately termed "Ektaim Zavum Ters Korumya". The entire rosary was videotaped for subsequent post-processing and display on the Internet .


Toronto East Goan Seniors Association Sixth Anniversary Celebration.

Toronto East Goan Seniors Association (TEGSA)celebrated the Sixth Anniversary on Saturday, June 19, The Metropolitan Cenre. Scarborough, Ont. It is the largest Goan Association in GTA with 750 members. It was a friendly gathering of members and out-of-town guests who shared lots of warmth and they were in cheerful spirits. The ladies were presented with a Capodimonte Rose as a “ Thank You” and the entire celebration was upbeat.


Kampala (Goan) Institute Centenary Celebrations
Toronto June 24-27, 2010

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Address by Antonio Mascarenhas- Chairman of Centenary Committee, at Dinner Dance, June 26th, 2010 Pearson Convention Center, Brampton

By Armand Rodrigues

Throwing all cares to the wind, participants in this light-hearted exercise of contrived laughter were able to play out real-life situations that had the singular effect of inducing laughter. Diverse scenarios called for different degrees of spontaneous sounds expressing lively amusement or hysterics. You could be laughing in a person’ face, from the side of your mouth, from the depths of your belly, or having the last laugh. An outsider looking in would think the crowd had gone bonkers or had inhaled excessive laughing-gas.


Tiatr Review "Dukh" - A testament of our time
From: Albertina Fernandes <>
Posted on Tanzanite Goans <>
Sent: Mon, June 28, 2010 11:52:14 AM


Photo: Eugene Correia

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Photos By Brendan Abreu

I was very privileged to attend the konkani tiatr written and directed by Raymond Menezes a multi-talented writer, director, actor who has been active on the Konkani drama scene in Canada since 1989. Also known as Jr. Menezes on stage the konkani theatre impresario in Toronto, Canada and was produced by James Fernandes on Sat June 19, 2010.


Nurse Maria Fraser (nee Fernandes) Receives Award of Excellence
From: The Nunavut Nurse

Excepts :
Message from Alex Campbell - Deputy Minister- Health and Social Services
Government of Nunavut - Canada

As Nunavut celebrates National Nursing Week, it’s important to recognize the huge contribution nurses make to the health and well-being of Nunavummiut and our communities. The commitment to numerous years of post-secondary education prepares nurses to be outstanding primary care providers at our health centres, public health offices and hospital. Nurses are highly trained and skilled professionals who possess a unique knowledge-base in the health system.

News Clips from Goa

Heavy rains affect normal life in Goa
The state witnessed heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds on Friday night and Saturday morning with many towns and villages experiencing acute water-logging, landslides and uprooting of trees, in turn causing inconvenience to the public. The state meteorological observatory recorded rainfall of 234.6 mm during 24 hours ending early Saturday morning, while the rainfall noted between 8.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. on Saturday is 25.6 mm. The observatory sources further informed that the weather conditions are becoming more favourable in coming three months as the further advances of Southwest Monsoon will bring good rains in western part of the country. "Widespread rain would occur over Konkan and Goa and coastal Karnataka, during next few days, with heavy rainfall warning in some of the states including Goa and Karnataka," they added. [NT]


Goa receives above normal rainfall in June
Goa received above normal rainfall for the month of June, this year, with rains touching 92 cm mark. The Met department on Tuesday confirmed that the rainfall was almost 8 per cent above normal for this month. “The normal rainfall for the month of June is predicted to be 87 cm, whereas till date we have received 97 cm of rains,” Indian Meteorological Observatory in-charge K V Singh said. As per the statistics, in 2009, the rainfall was much below normal in June. The Met department had recorded 73 cm of rains. “The normal monsoon has been predicted for the State since beginning. We expect Goa to receive more then 98 per cent of showers,” Singh said. Till date Goa has received 38 inches of seasonal rainfall. [H]


Wrong to call Goa unsafe destination: Swapnil Naik
The Goa tourism department has refuted findings of a survey by a popular tourism portal which dubbed Goa as the second-most unsafe tourist destination in India. "Goa is one of the safest tourist destination in India. How can one explain a 45 percent repeat foreign tourist clientele for the state? If we were unsafe, then tourists would have never come here again," Tourism Director Swapnil Naik told IANS. Trip Advisor, a popular tourism portal had in its 2010 survey ranked Goa as the second most unsafe destination in India after Delhi. [GT]


Dempo Climate Change Awareness Prog for school students launched
The Vasudeva V Dempo Climate Change Awareness programme for Goan school students, a Dempo-TERI (The Energy Resource Institute) initiative was formally launched on Friday at Dempo House, Panaji. It coincides with the 75th birth anniversary of late Vasudeva V Dempo. The relevant Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Ms Ranjana Saikia, Director of Environment Education and Youth Services, New Delhi and Mr B T Boke, senior general manager, Human Resource, Dempo Group of Companies amidst the presence of Mr Shrinivas V Dempo, Chairman, Dempo Group of Companies, Mr. Vishwasrao Dempo, Director of Dempo Group of Companies and other dignitaries. [NT]


Common man badly hit by rise in prices of essential commodities
The exorbitant prices of essentials commodities including the local vegetables are ruining the lives of people from the low income and middle income group. Consumers have faced a sharp rise in prices of staple food items such as pulses, sugar and edible oil. Besides the rise in prices of almost all essential commodities, the hike in prices of LPG, kerosene and petrol has added to their woes. Consumers have alleged that civil supply authorities, weight and measure department and district administration is yet to take measures to ensure that the price list of essential commodities is displayed by traders. People have demanded that the civil supply authorities should carry inspections of traders alleging that prices of essential commodities vary from one shop to another in Salcete. This they say will keep a check on malpractices in the open market as far as weighing of commodities is concerned. [NT]


29 rescued girls sent to Apna Ghar
The 29 girls who were rescued by the Calangute police and the crime branch in raids conducted at different places at Calangute and Baga, have been sent to Apna Ghar, after obtaining a remand from the Bardez Deputy Collector. According to Calangute police inspector, Mr Nolasco Raposo, the raids were conducted on Monday on locations where the girls were reportedly staying, as the police had prior information that the flesh trade in Candolim-Calangute area was thriving. Due to this fact, no arrests were made but only the girls involved in the trade were rescued. Mr Raposo said that the raids being conducted on such places would continue. [NT]


State govt's health insurance scheme to cover every Goan family

PANAJI: The state government is currently chalking out a health insurance scheme of up to Rs 60,000 per year, which will cover every Goan family. A provision of Rs 15 crore will be made for the same.


Goa - Paradise lost, in just 50 years of independence
TNN, Jun 25, 2010, 05.05am IST

Many, many years ago, when we were young, we would roam freely in Margao, or ride around the villages to while away our time. The atmosphere was clean, the air we breathed pure, the scenery eye-catching. Open spaces were aplenty, with vast expanses of greenery.


Dabolim airport expansion project

Consolidated Construction Consortium Limited (CCCL), engaged in providing integrated turnkey construction services, has bagged a Rs. 200 crore Dabolim Airport expansion project from the Airports Authority of India.


Goa second-most unsafe tourist destination: Survey
TNN, Jun 25, 2010, 05.58am IST

NEW DELHI: Three months before the Commonwealth Games, Delhi's ratings continue to plummet as a city unsafe for women. An overwhelming number of Indian travellers have given Delhi the thumbs down in terms of safety. Of the total number of travellers polled, 67% felt that Delhi was the most unsafe city in India followed by Goa (17%) and Mumbai (9%).


Works of world-renowned Goan artist heads back home
TNN, Jun 25, 2010, 11.34pm IST

The journey back home will finally come to an end. Over 100 years after he left Goa, and forgotten by his homeland, many of the works of the "Rembrandt of the East" will find a permanent place in the state. Portugal's Fundacao Oriente will host a permanent gallery of Goan artist Antonio Xavier Trindade's works at its office in Panaji.

News Clips from India

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in Toronto for the G20 summit.

Interveiw by By Haroon Siddiqui of the Toronto Star

India's booming economy emerged relatively unscathed by the economic meltdown and is expected to grow at 9 per cent. This helped India lift nearly 200 million people out of poverty. But millions more remain destitute. Singh, an economist, has made a mission of implementing “inclusive growth.” I asked him where he visualizes India to be domestically in five years.


The King of Bollywood joins forces with the Canadian Tourism Commission

Akshay Kumar signs on as the Canadian Tourism Commission's Ambassador for India

VANCOUVER, June 28 /CNW/ - Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar will leverage his celebrity status in India to promote Canada as a premier four-season destination in his new role as the Canadian Tourism Commission's (CTC) Ambassador for India. "King" Kumar, as he is lovingly called by his fans, carried the Olympic torch for Canada in Toronto during the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.


Indian Owned Company ArcelorMittal One of Canada's Top Corporate Citizens

HAMILTON, ON, June 22 /CNW/ - Corporate Knights Magazine has ranked Arcelor Mittal Canada as one of the country's most sustainable corporations. The recognition comes in Corporate Knights annual ranking of Canada's largest and most influential companies.


Two Indian women among billionaire heiresses to watch
From R. Vasudevan - Reporting from New Delhi | New Delhi, 23 June (

Two Indian women - Roshni Nadar and Nisa Godrej - have been listed among Forbes magazine's list of "a breed of heiresses who choose to live a lower-key life... and working to make a difference behind the scenes." In its latest annual list of notable heiresses, the US business magazine said it "focused on these impressive women, placing more emphasis than in the past on their passion to make a difference, in their industries and elsewhere, rather than their fame or fabulousness quotient."


Alternative Publishers' Meet In Bangalore‏ - Links
on behalf of Frederick Noronha (
Sent: June 28, 2010 5:39:18 PM
To: Goa's premiere mailing list, estb. 1994! (

Last week, I got a chance to join an alternative publishing conference in Bangalore, and here are some reports from there. Not Goa-focussed, but this might be of interest to potential authors among us.