Newsletter. Issue 04. February 18, 2012


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Newsline Canada

International migration accounted for two-thirds of Canada's population growth during the last 10 years
Source: Population and demography

33,476,688 people in Canada

The population of Canada increased 5.9% between the 2006 and 2011 censuses, compared with a 5.4% increase during the previous five-year period. A full analysis is available in the report
The Canadian Population in 2011: Population Counts and Growth.


Toronto Catholic archdiocese a multi-million organization in transition
February 11, 2012 | Sandro Contenta

Attendance at Mass is way down in most Toronto churches; the growth is in the suburbs and broader GTA.

Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins doesn’t like being called the archdiocese’s CEO. It has too much of a corporate ring for a man who sees himself as a simple evangelist.


Convivium Welcomes the Archbishop of Bombay to Toronto

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This event is happening on March 19, 2012

Swagat Banquet Hall
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Convivium - Canada's new project promoting faith in our common life—is pleased to welcome the Archbishop of Bombay, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, for a Mass, dinner, and lecture March 19th, 2012 near Toronto.


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


Our hearts should never be so wrapped up in our affairs and problems that they fail to hear the cry of the poor. -Pope’s Lenten message
February 8, 2012 By Salt + Light


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Lenten season offers us once again an opportunity to reflect upon the very heart of Christian life: charity. This is a favourable time to renew our journey of faith, both as individuals and as a community, with the help of the word of God and the sacraments. This journey is one marked by prayer and sharing, silence and fasting, in anticipation of the joy of Easter.

This year I would like to propose a few thoughts in the light of a brief biblical passage drawn from the Letter to the Hebrews:“ Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works”.


For Canada's small and medium enterprises (SMEs)., India is a risk worth taking
Rana Sarkar and Stephen Poloz

And so whether it was by plan, necessity or desperation, Canadian companies are talking about emerging markets like never before. From a risk mitigation perspective, emerging markets are often hedged from many of the larger economic issues currently plaguing mature markets.

People Places and Things

Carnival helps out

Red and Black. Every year, local band Goa Amigos organiize a charity fundraising night with plenty of music and dancing. This year's Red & Black Carnival Extravaganza was held at Payal Banquets on Saturday night. Staff photo by Rob Beintema

The Mississauga News
February 12, 2012

'Give respect to gain respect'
By Burnaby NowMay 17, 2008

Joachim de Figueiredo, aged 103 passed away on February 5, 2012, at Burnaby General Hospital, British Columbia.. His obituary is displayed on

In his honour we reprint following article, first published in 2008:

Who are you?
"I am Joachim de Figueiredo, and I will turn 100 on May 29, 2008."


Braz Menezes' book JUST MATATA…
Source [Goanet] Braz Menezes' book JUST MATATA…, 
Sun Feb 12 04:02:09 PST 2012

Canada Based Goan writer Braz Menezes, author of the novel “Just Matata:Sin, Saints and Settlers”, addressed the Goa Book Club at the Broadway Book Centre in Panjim, Goa, India, on February 12, 2012. The lively narrative moves quite smoothly from Goa to Kenya, trailing faithfully the Goan in his search for livelihood and greener pasture beyond the vast ocean.


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1957 Nairobi Goan School Annual has Ex-students Chuckling

1957 School Annual (Thanks to Ives Mascarenhas)
List of Staff and List of Students by Class (Original Scan - PDF File)
List of Staff and List Students by Class (Spreadsheet)

Ten pages of the annual have been scanned and displayed on the Dr. Ribeiro Goan School web site. (click image to view pdf)

Ives Mascarenhas who did the scanning, also prepared an Excel sheet of each of the 11 Classes in the 1957 School Year listing the names of 988 students.


Recollections of Mau Mau (Oral History Project)‏
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Recollections of Mau Mau
The oral histories of British-Goans project presents a five-minute clip recollecting the lived experiences of Goans during the time of the Mau Mau uprisings predominantly in Nairobi, Kenya. This video is not a statement on the legitimacy or otherwise of the uprisings but an recalling of events as experienced by them. "A young Hindu man would run through the fields to try and help that man who was attacked..." says one witness.

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Electric car sales will stall for more than a decade, KPMG Survey

Toronto, Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Internal combustion engines are not going away anytime soon, especially as fuel efficiency and performance standards continue to improve, according to KPMG's 13th annual Global Automotive Executive Survey. However, automakers are expected to pump investment into electric technology as part of their long-term strategy.

News Clips from Goa

Goa Assembly Elections 2012 -List of Names of Contesting Candidates
Posted on GoaNet

Sr. No., AC. NO., Name of Assembly Constituency, Name, Party Name, Sex,

1,1, Mandrem, Dayanand Raghunath Sopte, Indian National Congress, Male,6
2,1, Mandrem, Laxmikant Parsekar, Bharatiya Janata Party, Male,
3,1, Mandrem, Menino Francis Monteiro, Goa Vikas Party, Male,
4,1, Mandrem, Sameer Salgaocar, All India Trinamool Congress, Male,
5,1, Mandrem, Sanjay Damu Kole, Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya), Male,
6,1, Mandrem, Sanjay Prabhu Dessai, Independent, Male,

Families corner one-third of Congress tickets in Goa
10 Feb, 2012, 04.30PM IST, IANS

Panaji: Five political families from Goa have cornered nearly one-third of Congress tickets for the March 3 assembly elections. And there's more to come.

Goa Elections - Send Congress 'six-family Raj' home, says Parrikar
Feb 10, 2012,

Panaji: The fact that the Congress has restricted its agenda for development to the development of six Congress families in Goa is the single reason why voters should send the Congress home and re-elect the BJP to power, opposition leader Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.

Electoral Commission promises Goa a viva carnival, after all
TNN | Feb 16, 2012,

Panaji: In a major relief to the Goa tourism industry, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday gave its green signal to the carnival parades in the state with conditions which included a total ban on the participation or patronization of the government, political parties or election candidates.

Meet some Goan Survivors of the ill-fated Costa Concordia
Photo: joegoauk

About 53 Goan survivors / crew members of the ill-fated Costa Concordia offered thanksgiving mass at Holy Cross, Bambolim on 27th January 2012.

Goa polls: Congress releases final list

Panaji: Congress today released its final list of four candidates for March 3 Goa Assembly polls.

"M K Shaikh will be the party nominee for Fatorda seat while Isidore Fernandes will be in the fray from Cancona," Goa state unit general secretary Altinho Gomes said. Congress refused ticket to its leader Vijay Sardesai for Fatorda constituency after Muslim community in the state pressed for their representation in the ticket allotment.

Treasurers of yore, now key to political fortune
From: Goanet News | Goa's premiere mailing list, estb. 1994
Andrew Pereira, TNN | Feb 12, 2012, 02.30AM IST

Panaji: They reportedly constitute over 30% of Goa's Hindu population and play a major role in deciding the future of any political party.

News Clips from India

Charity in India bank/charity_india.html

“World Giving Index”

  1. The “World Giving Index”, the largest study ever carried out into charitable behaviour across the globe has found that happier people are more likely to give money to charity than those who are wealthy


Cardinal Gracias: Mangalore diocese, a Christian oasis, celebrates 125th anniversary
02/13/2012 14:12

Card. Gracias: Mangalore diocese, a Christian oasis, celebrates 125th anniversary

The president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India celebrates last Mass of the diocese’s Jubilee Year. Along with Card Gracias, the service was celebrated by Mgr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, archbishop of Mangalore, Mgr Salvatore Pennacchio, apostolic nuncio in India, Mgr Savio Hon Tai-Fai, secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of peoples. For Card Gracias, family and prayer are important to “make society a better place”.

The rot in India's scientific establishment
DNA / Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr / Monday, February 6, 2012 11:00 IST

We do not have credible ways to deal with our scientific organisations, at the administrative level and in terms of public opinion.


Deluxe Indian train aimed at Canadian Sikhs
A new deluxe Indian rail tour will be launched next month that will take tourists through half a dozen sites of Sikh significance, including the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The 10-day, nine-night tour, offered by the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation will cost a little over $2,500 and is aimed primarily at the Sikh diaspora in Canada, the US and the UK.

Thursday, February 09, 2012
Rajat Arora , Hindustan Times

Railways to offer tour of Sikh pilgrimage centers

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is all set to roll out a high-end Sikh circuit special tourist train. A premium class ticket of the train, which will take tourists to famous Sikh takhts (shrines) across the country, could go up to Rs 1.30 lakh per person.