Newsletter. Issue 20. September 24, 2011


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Election Period is Well Underway

Toronto, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - The first week of the election period ends today with the close of nominations at 2 p.m. The full list of candidates will be available tomorrow at


Group making poverty an election issue
Fri, 16 Sep, 2011

Political candidates in the Ontario election are promising a lot, though one rather large group has yet to hear much aimed specifically at them: the poor.


Canada should tap into U.S. labour pool as shortages loom: Kenney
The Canadian Press | By Lauren Krugel,– Fri, 16 Sep, 2011

Calgary - Ottawa is mulling ways to tap into the U.S. labour force as worker shortages loom on our side of the border, the federal immigration minister said Friday.


What Does It Mean to Be Below the Poverty Line?
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | By Maggie Astor

More than 1 in 7 Americans is living in poverty, according to the 2010 census, which showed that a record 46.2 million Americans are impoverished.


Kenya enacts price control law
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:33pm GMT

Nairobi (Reuters) - Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has signed into law a bill that allows the region's biggest economy to return to price controls of any essential commodity, after the practice was abandoned in the 1990s in favour of economic liberalisation.


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

The emerging age of joblessness
September 19, 2011 | Column by Richard Gwyn in the Toronto Star

We may be confronting a largely insoluble job shortage

Selected Excerpts

Week by week, the headlines scare the hell out of us by describing possible collapses of the financial system in the United States, or in Europe, or of individual banks which are big enough to bring a whole lot of others down if allowed to fail.


Where is a superpower when you need one?
Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Many Americans suspect that their country’s relative decline is being met with gloating in other parts of the world – and not just in the dictatorships that have good reason to fear a strong United States.

People Places and Things

Goan Soccer League – Toronto Inter-Village Championship Finals
16th Gaudencio Fernandes Memorial Playoff Championship 2011

Submitted by Goan Soccer League correspondent.

The Champions
Photo by Uvy Lopes


The Runners up
Photo by Uvy Lopes

Even though it was an exciting tussle and fair exchange of ball possession, the Final of the 16th Gaudencio Memorial Playoff Championship 2011 held at the Centennial Stadium, Etobicoke on Saturday September 24th at 1:00 p.m. between the defending champions Loutolim Goatees S. C. and first time finalist Navelim Sports Club ended in a 1-1 tie. The tie breaker had to be resorted to, as the teams failed to break the deadlock in the regular time of 90 minutes and an extra time of 30 minutes. Loutolim prevailed 2-1 in the tie breaker for their fourth victory in the championship.


World Goa Day to be celebrated on Oct. 21 in Doha
Publish Date: Thursday,15 September, 2011

The Goan community will host World Goa Day celebrations at a colourful function at Al Ghazal Hall in Doha on October 21.


On the Central Michigan University field hockey team #17 Simone Lazar

Simone Lazar is now in her Sophomore year at Central Michigan University and plays midfield for their hockey team. Simone from Etobicoke, went to Michael Power/St. Joseph’s HS

The article below was sent out by her University when she was selected to the Junior Canadian field hockey squad and took part in the U-18 Canadian Cup during summer 2010


Book Release - Just Matata – Sin, Saints and Settlers – A novel set in Goa and Kenya

The work is the first of a trilogy by Braz Menezes, a retired architect and urban planner living in Toronto. The books is set for release on September 30, 2011 Click here for further details or click on book cover.

Book Reviews:

Just Matata, the first volume in a projected trilogy, is excellent reading for the entire family, in the tradition of Huckleberry Finn. In this engaging debut novel, Braz Menezes describes in breezy style the joys, the sorrows, the matata (trouble) of growing up in the late 1940s in British colonial Kenya, and in Goa, Portuguese India.

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New Song by Loy D’Silva
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News Clips from Goa

'Tum khuim asa?' revolves around the family, highlights social issues
Times of India

'Tum Khuim Asa?' will be presented by Culture and Art Club of Goa, Salvador do Mundo, at Kala Academy's 37th tiatr competition on September 20. Around 60 amateur artistes from the village of Pomburpa will be making their public performance for the first time on stage

MoEF cancels nod given to Sesa mine
The central government has cancelled the environmental clearance (EC) granted to Sesa Goa Limited for an iron ore mine in Pirna on grounds that it concealed data in its environment impact assessment (EIA) study.


State to recover Rs 4 crore dues from 50 govt offices
Ten central government offices in the state and 40 state government offices, including agencies and firms have to pay the Goa government a total of Rs 4 crore as dues.

Corrupt voters make a fast buck as polls approach
Over the next few months the state is going to witness electoral battles to the state assembly as well as the local bodies (village panchayats) and the intervening period would be utilised by the “needy” and the corrupt among the society to encash to the fullest possible extent from the aspiring candidates.

Beach cleaning by Coast Guard
Times of India
Eminent Goans Day at Vasco: The Goa cultural and social centre, Panaji, in collaboration with St Andrew's Insititute, Vasco da Gama, will organize 'Eminent Goans Day' at St Andrew's institute on September 17 at 11am. Eminent Goan personalities and top

Government pulls up 20% mines - Zee News
Panaji: The central government has issued notices to nearly a fifth of operative mines in Goa. The Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), a wing of the ministry of mines, has tracked down 21 of the 100 odd operative mines in the state for illegal mining

Business thins out at Goa's traditional barbers

Goa's 'barbearias' date back to Portuguese times and have become as much of a tourist attraction in the state . (Photo by AFP) By Lita Barretto. Laxman Arondekar, from the resort state of Goa, has got to a point in life where he knows what he wants from

Goa govt may use radio tags for tracking iron ore trucks | Published on Tue, Sep 20, 2011  | Source : PTI Panaji, Sep 19 (PTI)

Goa government is considering installing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags on the mining trucks to keep track of their movement, as a part of the measures to curb

'Goa..Going..Gone?' to focus on changing Goan society
TNN | Sep 21, 2011,

'Goa..Going..Gone?' presented by Kala Mogi, Candolim, will be staged at Kala Academy's Dinanath Mangueshkar hall on September 21 at 7pm. The drama is written and directed by Tomazinho Cardozo.

Goa CM discusses mining issue with commission
Posted: 19 Sep 2011 05:26 AM PDT | Courtesy : ZN from Goa Blog

Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat met members of the Shah Commission as a part of the inquiry initiated against the illegal mining trade in the state.

Kamat, who also holds the mining portfolio, had a lengthy discussion with Justice M B Shah and his key member U V Singh here yesterday. Shah Commission had said that if required they would summon Chief Minister for the inquiry. Sources said that Kamat was not summoned but went on his own to meet the members.

Goa mining scam worth Rs 10,000 crore: Congress legislator
17 Sep, 2011, IANS

Panaji: Goa's illegal mining scandal is worth Rs10,000 crore ($2 billion), former deputy chief minister of Goa and Congress legislator Dayanand Narvekar on Saturday told the Justice MB Shah commission probing the scam.

Panaji Port was illegal mineral export gateway: Official
Posted: 18 Sep 2011 09:30 PM PDT

The Panaji Port in Goa could have served as a gateway for the export of nearly five million tonnes of illegally extracted iron ore, a top official has said.

Goa tourism moves beyond beaches
IANS | Sep 16, 2011

If you feel Goa is all about beaches, think again. The custodians of tourism here are going for new hooks.

The tourism industry here plans to aggressively pitch the state as a destination with "hidden treasures" during the Goa International Tourism Mart (GITM) which gets under way next month. GITM 2011, whose theme is 'Unearth The Hidden Treasures Of Goa', will see tourism and travel industry representatives from the world over.

This can happen only in Goa –Morjim Villagers take body to CMs House!!
Posted on GoaNet By: Naguesh Bhatcar sgbhatcar at | Thu Sep 15 07:56:55

The Morjim villagers squatting at the Green Park junction blocking traffic. (Erwin Fonseca) Mapusa: Tension prevailed at Bagwada, Morjim on Tuesday evening when a land owner refused cremation of a woman. Pernem deputy collector, Mr Rajendra Mirajkar who on being tipped off rushed at Morjim along with the Pernem police but was unable to pacify the crowd. The crowd thereafter went with the body to Panaji where five of them later met the Chief Minister, Mr Kamat and placed before him their grievances.

News Clips from India

China may assert itself but India will protect its rights: Govt
PTI / Friday, September 16, 2011 21:41 IST

China's contention over its rights in the South China Sea and reported incursions by its troops in Ladakh could be its way of asserting itself but India will protect its rights "strongly", Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju said today.


India's oil move in Vietnam serious provocation: Chinese daily
PTI / Friday, September 16, 2011 20:12 IST

Chinese Foreign Ministry today refused to join issue with India over its assertion to go ahead with oil exploration cooperation with Vietnam in the South China Sea despite Beijing's objections, but an influential official daily said the move constituted "serious political provocation" and should be "resolutely stopped".


12 New Frog Species Discovered in India's Western Ghats
Sunday, September 18, 2011 8:34 AM EDT | By IB Times Staff Reporter

A team of scientists in India has discovered 12 new frog species and three others which were considered to have been extinct.


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