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Public Service Employment Act to be reviewed to ensure all Canadians have an equal opportunity
July 22, 2010

OTTAWA – Today, the Honourable Stockwell Day, President of Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, in consultation with the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism, asked for a review of the provisions of the Public Service Employment Act as well as any related policies and practices, with a view of ensuring that all Canadians have an equal opportunity in applying for positions in the federal Public Service.


Changes to Canada’s 2010 immigration plan - English or French language test required
Nick Noorani -June 29, 2010

Under changes to the federal skilled worker program and the Canadian experience class, all new applicants are required to include the results of an English or French language test as part of their application.

Sometimes doing the right thing may not be a popular step, but it is the right thing to do. After a quick announcement last Saturday, not many media carried the true story. In a 45-minute phone call, Minister Jason Kenney cleared many misconceptions about the changes

Kenya Referendum Date 4 August 2010 - Advisory

The Interim Independent Electoral Commission has officially announced the Referendum date for the proposed new Constitution of Kenya to be 4th August, 2010.

Kenyan voters will be required to respond to the question
"Do you approve the proposed new Constitution?" Or in Kiswahili "Je, unaikubali katiba mpya inayopendekezwa?" during the said referendum. See the announcement from the Government Broadcaster KBC Link....

Caring & Sharing in Unity - Goan Welfare Society - Nairobi, Kenya
14th July 2010 | Message from the Chairman of GWS
From: Goan Welfare Society Nairobi View Contact


Dear Members and Friends,

The 2010 GWS committee looks forward to serving our society and ensuring that our less fortunate members are assisted in every possible way. We would like to welcome our new committee members, Mrs. Sheila Lobo and Mr. Erico Sequeira as well as our Vice Chairman, Mr. Keith Castellino who have joined us with a lot of enthusiasm and ideas which will be of great benefit to the community. I would like to thank Mrs. Lily-anne Fernandes-Ringera, our Secretary, Mrs. Lynette Pereira, committee Member, Mr. Colin Carneiro, our Treasurer and Mr. John Fernandes, the immediate past Chairman whose dedication, support and hard work have been the driving force of the GWS committee over the past years for their continuous support.


Poor attendance at The Goan Community AGM, Mombasa

The Goan Community, Mombasa is having a tough time running a vibrant club. According to the minutes of its Annual General Meeting on 11 April 2010 at the Mombasa Institute, the attendance was very poor, just 22 members out of 190 attended. Not surprisingly funds are running low and each member is asked to contribute a mandatory Kshs. 500.($ 6.36 CAD)


Kampala - UK's ex-PM Brown calls or African growth
24 July 2010 | 21:20

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has called on political leaders to ensure that Africa become a driver of global economic growth over the next decade.


Uganda president calls for Africa to fight terror
The Associated Press | 25 July 2010 05:42

KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's president is calling on Africa to band together to fight terrorism on the continent, just weeks after twin bomb attacks killed 76 people in Kampala.

Immigrants drive EU population beyond half-billion
Eileen Shim, The Associated Press | 27 July 2010 11:48

BRUSSELS - The European Union's population has crossed the half-billion mark and the growth has come mostly from immigration, the Eurostat statistics agency said Tuesday.


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


A Winning Formula for Hard Economic Times

MUMBAI — This is a tale of two Indian vehicles — the Jaguar and the jugaad.

The former is one of the world’s finest cars, once a strictly British product, now owned by Tata Motors of India. The XJL Supersport, which can cost upward of $100,000, comes with a 510-horsepower engine, massaging seats, mood lighting, a hard drive and electric rear blinds.


Gravity Shift: How Asia's New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the Twenty-First Century by Wendy Dobson


Author Wendy Dobson argues that, while it is certain that the world’s centre of economic gravity in the coming decades will be pulled toward the Asian powerhouses, their roles in the world will be constrained by the need to rebalance significant distortions in their domestic economies.

Review from:

(Washington D.C.) April 8 – Though the economies of China and India have developed significantly, structural changes will be required in both countries in order to sustain current growth rates. In an East-West Center in Washington Asia Pacific Political Economy seminar, Dr. Wendy Dobson, professor and co-director of the Institute for International Business at the Rotman School of Management in the University of Toronto, and discussant Dr. Ellen Frost, visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and adjunct research fellow at the National Defense University’s Institute of National Strategic Studies, examined the economic development of China and India, detailing the opportunities and challenges inherent in their respective rise as economic powerhouses in Asia.

Places and Things

Selma Carvalho's Book 'Into the Diaspora Wilderness' Launched at the UK Goan Festival
Based on Article by Venkata Vemuri
Ordering details at :

Pic shows Selma Carvalho, with Mervyn Maciel, author of “Bwana Karani”

The Goan Festival in London saw the launch of a book on Goan diaspora experiences. And first-time author Selma Carvalho, who has lived in Dubai, the US and now Britain, insists she is simply 'a Goan'.


The Goan Michelangelo
Published on: July 21, 2010 - 22:22 | By Vivek Menezes

The Goan monsoon arrives heaven-sent, a blessing from the divine. This year there’s more reason for gratitude - the rains have brought the return of Dr Jose Pereira to his homeland, carrying a stunningly beautiful new suite of artworks.

‘Epiphanies of the Hindu Gods’ will be on view at the XCHR in Porvorim from July 24. It is another singular contribution to our culture from a man who has given us his all for so many decades. Jose Pereira’s life confounds every stereotype and pigeonhole.


Escape from Uganda  
Promised Land with host Natasha Fatah.

In 1972, Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin announced that all Asians, regardless of their citizenship had to pack up and leave the country - and he gave them only ninety days to get out. Thousands of those of Asian Ugandans found refuge in Canada, including Anwer Omar. This year, nearly four decades, later Anwer and hundreds of other exiled Ugandans gather for a reunion picnic. Hear their stories on Escape from Uganda.


Top UN posting of Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt ‘proves’ Church’s universality
Posted By editor On July 19, 2010 @ 5:54 pm In Countries, Daily Service, India, News

Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt, the Vatican’s new Permanent Observer to the UN. Photo courtesy of

Church officials in Kerala have hailed the appointment of an Indian as the Vatican’s top envoy to the United Nations, saying it demonstrates the Church’s multi-national character. The appointment of Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt as the Vatican’s Permanent Observer to the UN is a “great recognition” of the Indian Church, said Syro-Malabar Church spokesperson Father Paul Thelakat.


Confessional can't become sauna, church rules
The Associated Press | 20 July 2010 03:26

VIENNA - Some Catholics may well sweat in the confessional as they admit to things they shouldn't have done. But Vienna's archdiocese has ruled that the box-like structure where believers confess their sins cannot be turned into a sauna.

Genelia D'Souza to play Portuguese princess in next movie titled Urumi!
By Webmaster, 12 July, 2010

Is Genelia D'Souza's childhood dream coming true? She is all set to play a Portuguese princess in Santosh Sivan's directorial venture tentatively titled Urumi, reports Mid-Day. Malayalam actor Prithviraj will star opposite Genelia. Urumi, which means a flexible sword, is the story of a young man in 15th century who sets out to kill Vasco Da Gama.

Urumi will be shot in Malshej Ghat from this August.

News Clips from Goa

Goa is getting warmer
The effects of global warming are being felt in Goa as the state is getting warmer. The average day temperatures have increased by 1.5 degrees Celsius in the last three years. The state has also received 181 cm of rainfall this month, which is 20 cm more than the normal quota of rains for July. This year, the state witnessed the hottest April in the last 39 years. The hottest April was last witnessed in 1971, which had recorded temperature of 34.5 degrees as against 36.4 degrees, this year. The warmest day was recorded way back in 1989 which recorded temperature of 39.9 degrees.
Goa to migrate to GST after detailed study
The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on Tuesday said that the state would prepare itself to migrate to goods and service tax (GST) regime proposed by the central government, after studying it in detail after the draft bill was received from the central authorities.

Bishop’s office under RTI*?
House committee asks Law department to study case
A legislative panel has asked the State law department to study the possibility of bringing the office of the Archbishop Patriarch of Goa and Daman within the ambit of the RTI Act. The ad hoc committee on law, chaired by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Francis D’Souza, has asked the law department to reply within 15 days.

Goa exhibition withdrawn due to controversial paintings

The paintings were sketched by artist Jose Pereira, who is of Goan origin. 'We had received a complaint from the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) against the ...

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Jose Philip assures action on black-marketing of kerosene
The Minister for Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs Jose Philip D’Souza told the House black-marketing of kerosene will be investigated into and, necessary action will be taken as Opposition members cornered him on the issue.

Goa to get paperless court
The Union Law Minister, Mr Veerappa Moily on Sunday said that Goa has the potential to become the first state to be arrear free as regards to cases in the courts were concerned, even as he said that the state has been given the target of making at least one of the courts of the Goa bench of Bombay High Court and one of the sessions court paper free at the earliest. Addressing a press conference in the presence of the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, Chief Justices of various courts and Union Law Secretary at the end of regional review meeting as regards to implementation of 13th Finance Commission recommendations for improving justice delivery and other matters held here, Mr Moily also said that Goa could be a good centre for arbitration and a preferred destination for international mediation. [NT]
Efficient to deficient, Goa to buy power
Power Minister Aleixo Sequeira yesterday announced in the legislative assembly that the government would execute short-term and long-term power traders through tenders, indicating that Goa has now become power deficient. Replying to the Debate on the Demands for Grants, Sequeira said the government has initiated various measures to ensure sufficient availability of power as well as to adequately beef up the T&D network in the state. The government will purchase 100 MV of power for next four to five years through the short-term PPA, while 300 MW of power is proposed to be purchased through long-term PPAs to meet requirements of new industries, which are in teh pipline he said. [GT]

Release of 'Song of Goa' in Panjim

This book launched on FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010. Information from Fredrick Noronha.

Details of book:
Authors: Jose Pereira, Micael Martins (†) & António da Costa
Pp 497 Hb Rs 450 | Size: 8.5 x 5.5 inches | July 2010
Co-publishers: Goa,1556 and Broadway Publishing House

The book contains the score and lyrics of a number of traditional Goan mandos, together with an overview explaining the context (history, politics, etc) of Goa. There are lists of various forms of Goan song. It is a must-read for anyone interested in a deeper understanding of Goa, Goan song and the forces that shaped both.

Rethink on sea link project: panel
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 08:55 AM PDT

The Dona Paula-Vasco sea link project would be a white elephant for the state of Goa, a legislative panel has said in its report. The Adhoc Committee on Finance, which is chaired by Calangute legislator Agnelo Fernandes, in its report submitted to the Assembly today, has asked the government to rethink on the project. “The committee is of the opinion that the project would be a white elephant on the economy of the state,” the report stated urging the state to rethink on project.

Vedanta's Sesa Goa sees Q2 profit declining on China slowdown
Updated on Tuesday, July 20, 2010,

New Delhi: Vedanta Group firm Sesa Goa Tuesday said its profit may fall in the second quarter due to slowing economic activity in China and prevalent monsoon.

Forget fish curry, Goa serves up a delectable variety of street food
16 Jul 2010, ,Smitha Venkateswaran,ET Bureau

We all love the Goan fish curry rice. Gulp it with chilled beer and that’s our mantra for an ideal holiday! The pot bellies not withstanding, guzzling beer, fried fish and good prawns gravy has become a synonym for a typical Goan meal.

From: Goanet Reader: (Gerard D'Souza, Gomantak Times)‏

One of Goa's foremost intellectuals, Dr Jose Pereira, also known as Goa's Da Vinci, inaugurated his painting exhibition at Porvorim last week. In an exclusive interview, this polymath (who has published 24 books on theology, history of art, architecture, Goan culture, language, literature and music) speaks to GERARD D'SOUZA about his varied interests.

Click here to see Frederick Noronha’s comments

Q: Your interests span a wide range of issues from Islamic architecture in India to teaching Theology of World Religions at the Fordham University, to the Goan mando. How did you come to span such a wide range of interests and specialisations?
I see myself as a product of two traditions: one is the Latin-Christian tradition and the other is the Indian Hindu tradition. So, in order to bring to expression these traditions, I had to do extensive research.

FILM: Tum Kitem Kortolo Aslo?

Granted censor certificate for release
By: Wilson Wilmix | Posted on | Sun, 25 Jul 2010
Ekta Kapoor can, Wilmix-Sharon cannot

Renowned Goan entertainers Wilmix and Sharon have finally been granted the censor certificate for their upcoming Konkani film, ‘Tum Kitem Kortolo Aslo ?” but not without amendments. Having completed the shooting of this film by the beginning of this year itself, this much awaited film apparently ran into some minor trouble for referring to T.V- screen stars from the Ekta Kapoor’s popular saas-bahu-serial, in a particular scene, by their names “Parvati” and “Tulsi’. Although no such exclusion happened in these soap operas inspite of some extremist protesting the use of these names as they are names of Goddesses within Hindu mythology, our Goan film had to replace these specifications as mentioned overleaf on this certificate.

News Clips from India

Indian Monsoon deficit up 24%, dry spell seen
16 Jul 2010, 0514 hrs IST,ET Bureau

NEW DELHI: The met department does not expect a significant resurgence in the monsoon next week, potentially damaging the sowing of soyabean and paddy and forcing farmers to replant.


55% of India's population poor: Report
Rukmini Shrinivasan, TNN, Jul 15, 2010,

NEW DELHI: India's abysmal track record at ensuring basic levels of nutrition is the greatest contributor to its poverty as measured by the new international Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI). About 645 million people or 55% of India's population is poor as measured by this composite indicator made up of ten markers of education, health and standard of living achievement levels.


Least number of poor in Delhi, Kerala, Goa
Press Trust Of India | London, July 15, 2010 | First Published: 23:56 IST(15/7/2010)

Amidst acute poverty across South Asia, the five states of Delhi, Kerala, Goa, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have the least number of poor people in India, according to a new measure of global poverty developed at the University of Oxford for the UNDP.


India to soon surpass US in direct-to-home (DTH) subscribers base
Sunday, July 18, 2010, 13:42

: The strongly growing domestic direct-to-home broadcast market (DTH) may soon catapult India into the number one position globally in terms of the country with largest DTH subscribers base, ahead of the US, an industry official said.


New Rupee Symbol of India -` How to use in Computers?
Courtesy: TOI | Posted: 25 Jul 2010 02:05 AM PDT

Download The Rupee Font
Install/save to “fonts” folder of your PC: Location: C:/Windows/Fonts

Open your word processor and select the “Rupee_forindian.
Just select “Rupee” font from the drop down list of your fonts in your application and press the key just above your tab button. It will display the new rupee symbol of India. Try it


India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer
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ERIKA KINETZ, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | July 23, 2010 3:43 p.m.

MUMBAI, India - It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th the cost: India has unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which it hopes to bring into production by 2011.

If the government can find a manufacturer, the Linux operating system-based computer would be the latest in a string of "world's cheapest" innovations to hit the market out of India, which is home to the 100,000 rupee ($2,127) compact Nano car, the 749 rupees ($16) water purifier and the $2,000 open-heart surgery.



Happy Birthday India - commemorating 63 years of freedom!
Message from G.O.A. Toronto | Posted: 27 Jul 2010 07:33 PM PDT

At midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, a new nation was born on a subcontinent ripped apart by a bloody partition. Independent India came into being as flames blazed across the land, corpse-laden trains crossed the new frontier with Pakistan, and weary refugees abandoned everything to seek a new life. A less favorable start for a new nation could hardly be imagined.


Goan Welfare Society, Nairobi

Forthcoming Events

  • Sunday 1st August 2010: Medical Insurance Briefing at the Goan Gymkhana from noon, in attendance - Madison Insurance and Resolution Health.

  • Sunday 22nd August 2010: 10th World Goa Day celebrations at the Goan Institute - Holy Mass followed by a feast of our culture.

  • September 10th - 12th 2010: East African Goan Convention - Mombasa.

Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible - for more enquiries please email

We look forward to seeing you at all the events.


Mark November 6th on Your Calender - Toronto

Lend a helping hand… to Roseleen DeSouza

The Goan Overseas Association will be hosting Lend a Helping Roseleen DeSouza on November 6th, 2010 at Swagat Banquet Hall, Mississauga. This is our International Charitable event (replacing our World Goa Day Picnic). Funds collected at Lend a Helping hand...will be sent to Mombasa, Kenya to assist Ms. Roseleen DeSouza.


Message from Quebec Goan Association – World Goa Day Picnic - Montreal
A Special Invitation To All Goans And Their Friends
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 00:54:47 -0400

Dear Friends,
You are invited to the "World Goa Day" picnic on Sunday 15th. August at Parc Agrignon, Lasalle, Montreal starting at 9.00am. POT-LUCK LUNCH

Bring a dish [Goan cusine would be great]. Bring all your picnic stuff [chairs, umbrellas, sun-block, snacks, drinks, etc.].

[2001 - 2010]; VIVA GOENCARS


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55 PLUS GOAN ASSOCIATION – West GTA  Upcoming Events

Date Event Links
August 17, 2010
Mystery Dinner Theatre Click Here
September 1, 2010 
September/October New York City Click Here
September 21, 2010
A Trek Around The World Click Here
October 22, 2010
Octoberfest Click Here
November 21, 2010
Ladainha Click Here
December 3, 2010
Christmas Dance Click Here
December 31, 2010
New Year's Eve Ball Click Here
January 1, 2011
January - February Caribbean Cruise Click Here
Goan Overseas Association 2010 Upcoming Events
For Further Information:
Date Event Links
Aug 14, 2010
India's Independence Day Celebration Click here 
August 20, 2010
Grandparents & Grandchildren Picnic Click here
August 29, 2010
Midland-Pilgrimage - "Goan Day" Click here 
Sep 11, 2010
Rockin' '50s & '60s Dance Party Click here 
Sep 12, 2010
Ballroom Dancing All Ages Click here 
Sep 25, 2010
Carom & Darts Click here
October 24, 2010
Trip to Las Vegas Click here
November 6, 2010
Lend a Helping Hand (International Charitable event (replacing our World Goa Day Picnic) Click here
November 28, 2010
St.Francis Xavier, Children's X'mas Party - (TBA)  
December 31, 2010
New Year's Eve Bash  

Goan Events World Wide & Canada - 2010





 August 15, 2010
Quebec Goan Association (QGA) WORLD GOA DAY PICNIC for the year 2010 Details to follow:
Felix D'Sa (
August 29, 2010
Goan Overseas Association Martyrs Shrine -Midland-Pilgrimage-"Goan Day" See
Saturday September 25, 2010 CLR (Curtorim-Loutulim-Raia Association) 11th Annual Social Event
International Banquet Hall, Mississauga
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Saturday September 25, 2010 The Parra Association Feast of St. Anne
Dreams Convention Centre,
75 Hedgedale Road, Brampton,
ON, L6T 5P3. Tel: 905 451 1500
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December 04, 2010
Quebec Goan Association (QGA) The St. Francis Xavier's Feast for the year 2010 will be sponsored by Lawrence, Viena, Brandon and Shawn Silveira. Details to follow :
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Health & Wellness

Slash salt intake, Canadians advised
By CBC News - July 29, 2010

Canadians should consume half the sodium they're now taking in from foods and drinks as part of a multi-pronged approach to cutting salt intake, according to new federal guidelines.


Asian women face marriage balancing act
By Virginia Saldanha | Article printed from
Posted By pramual On July 20, 2010 @ 3:33 pm In Analysis & Opinion, Asia, Countries, Daily Service

Toward the end of the 20th century, after the UN’s 1995 World Conference on Women and Decade for Women (1976-1985), women the world over were becoming aware of their rights.

To retire comfortably, under-40 workers need to seriously bulk up savings
By Jonathan Kern | Special to The Washington Post | Sunday, July 18, 2010

If you plan to retire at 65 and hope to have at least 30 years in retirement, you'll probably need something like $1.5 million in today's(US) dollars.

If your junior-high soundtrack was more Bangles or Britney than Beatles, I am going to try to scare some sense into you with three words about life in retirement, based on personal experience: The paychecks stop.


The middle class retirement income problem - The case for a voluntary pension plan
To see the Social Media Release, click here

CALGARY, July 22 /CNW/ - There is a looming shortfall of retirement income for lower middle and middle class Canadians, according to Prof. Norma Nielson, who has called on regulators to carefully consider the role of government in providing a new way for Canadians to save for retirement.


Lentils: The Canadian Advantage

CHICAGO, July 15 /CNW/ - Move aside deep dish pizza, Canadian lentils are making their way into the diets of North Americans. The health benefits of Canadian grown lentils as a nutritious, whole food ingredient are attracting attention this week in Chicago at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo.


Don't Scream Over Ice Cream

The ODA has tips to treat sensitive teeth

TORONTO, July 23 /CNW/ - The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) wants to protect your sensitive teeth this summer. Ice cream headaches and tooth pain from cold treats can put a chill on summer fun.


Green up your cleanup with borax
Lindsay Coulter | From: CNW | 19 July 2010 09:00

Green cleaning recipes call for borax, but when my father was a pediatrician, he recalls diagnosing children with borax poisoning. Is borax safe?
Suzanne from Winnipeg, Manitoba

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