Newsletter. Issue 07. March 31, 2012


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Ontario to create its own immigration strategy
07 March 2012 | Source:

Ontario is in the process of developing its first-ever immigration strategy to compete for immigrants against other Canadian provinces.


New website aims to connect immigrants with employers in Toronto
15 March 2012

Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) launched a the Professional Immigrant Networks website last month to help connect immigrants with jobs. Financed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as well as Scotiabank, the networking site will connect various groups of skilled immigrant workers with Greater Toronto Area firms.

Racquel Sevilla, TRIEC's program development manager, says the new Professional Immigrant Networks website is a way for employers to seek out a broader talent pool. It will help raise awareness of immigrants offering different types of professional skills, and will collaborate with the numerous immigrant networks in the Toronto area already doing the same work along industry and cultural lines.


Corporate Canada has never been in a better position: CIBC report

New composite indicator points to 8 per cent growth in business investment

Toronto, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Corporate Canada is in better shape than it was before the recession, and its strong financial health should help it weather any short term challenges and take advantage of growth opportunities, finds a new composite indicator developed by CIBC World Markets Inc.


Irish head for Canadian new startt
By Ian Robertson ,Toronto Sun

March 17, 2012 Toronto - Canada is wooing more job-seekers to leave economically-troubled Ireland, federal immigration minister Jason Kenney said Saturday.


Kenya strikes oil in Turkana
By Emmanuel Onyango | Posted Monday, March 26 2012 at 13:30

Kenyan Minister for Energy Kiraitu Murungi shows off a sample of crude oil discovered in Turkana county during a press conference at Nyayo House in Nairobi on March 26, 2012. Photo/Stephen Mudiari

President Kibaki on Monday announced the discovery of oil in Turkana county, located in the country's arid north-western region. The President said successful drilling of the oil is still years away.


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Goan Modernism
By Vivek Menezes
First published in the February 2012 edition of the Seminar magazine

The study of Modernism is in total upheaval all over the world. In the past decade, the subject has become particularly fraught with controversy and debate. A new generation of scholars has begun to
contest even the most basic assumptions that underlie the way modernism has been framed, studied and discussed to this point. It's now becoming increasingly clear that we are going to see an entirely new approach and understanding of the subject replace the inadequate definitions of the past.

People Places and Things

Dr. Ribeiro Goan School Alumni Hold Memorial Services for their Deceased Colleagues & Staff

On the weekend, of March 24 & 25, Dr. Ribeiro Goan School (Nairobi) Alumni held Memorial Masses in Scarborough, Ontario and Battersea, London.(UK) for their deceased school colleagues and staff.


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The Catholic Church plays catch up in Indian society
Written by Evan Boudreau, The Catholic Register | Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:12

Friends since first meeting in 2005, Cardinal Oswald Gracias (left) and Cardinal Thomas Collins share conversation during dinner at the Swagat Banquet Hall. - Photo by Evan Boudreau

Mississauga - Despite representing just 2.3 per cent of the nation’s billion-plus population, India’s Christians are making an impact in the rapidly developing nation.

That was the message delivered by Cardinal Oswald Gracias as the Archbishop of Bombay concluded a Canadian tour at a March 19 banquet. “We are breaking out from the Christian community to human communities,” said Gracias.

Wolfango Dourado - An Appreciation
By: George Pereira | ivespereira at | Source: Goanet Obit (

The sad news of Wolfango Dourado’s passing was received by the world that knew him with much sadness.

Wolfe (as he preferred to be called) was born eighty-two years ago. He was a student at St. Joseph’s Convent School in Zanzibar, where he obtained the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate, first class. In his usual humility he was never boastful of his academic success. Like most young people of his age, he joined the civil service and was posted to the Administrative General’s office where he started at the bottom of the ladder. His thirst for knowledge and hard work soon paid dividends. His talents were recognized and he was offered a Government scholarship to study law at Middle Temple in England. He had to refuse this offer since he felt that the family came first and since his father had passed away he felt that he was the sole bread winner for his family.

Vandana Shiva (Feature Interview)
Friday March 16, 2012

Recently, Vanada Shiva left her home in India to pick up an Honorary doctorate from one of her old schools, the University of Guelph.

Her influence has taken root in India and is growing around the world. She's fighting for farmers, the seeds they plant and the food we eat. Today, we speak with environmental activist Vandana Shiva.
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The news magazine, Asiaweek, calls Vandana Shiva one of the five most powerful communicators in Asia. The British newspaper, The Guardian, named her one of the top female activists and campaigners. Vandana Shiva is based in New Delhi.


G.O.A. Toronto – 2012 Pulse Newsletter

The Goan Overseas Association has released the latest Pulse newsletter for 2012. Inside you will find our latest news & events.

The Pulse Newsletter (PDF) can be downloaded by clicking here.


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In Catholic Register
Chesterton gives us best understanding of Dickens (Click here)

As the English-speaking world celebrates the bicentennial of Charles Dickens’ birth
Cardinal Collins opposes Ontario casino plans (Click here)

Citing the addictive and potentially destructive nature of gambling, Cardinal Thomas Collins…

News Clips from Goa

Procession of Saints Goa Velha 2012.
by JoeUkGoa on Mar 26, 2012
Catholic minister dies in Goa
Posted on March 21, 2012, 8:22 AM  | (Photo Courtesy:

He was sworn in as a minister on March 9 after the BJP won majority in the state legislative assembly elections.

Panaji: Matanhy Saldanha, tourism minister in Goa, died early this morning following a massive heart attack. He was 64.

He was brought to a private hospital in the state capital Panaji at around 1.30 am after he suffered a cardiac arrest.


We were wrong - it was a funeral fit for an emperor – About Mathany Saldanha Funeral

JOSE MATHANY SALDANHA, 64, Rest In Peace Pic:JoeGoaUk

About Mathany's funeral... Apparently we got it wrong. It was not a funeral meant for a hero, or indeed a king. It was a funeral for an emperor. Thousands turned up for the funeral of Mathany Saldanha, twenty thousand people would be a very, very conservative figure. Twenty thousand people in the quiet and picturesque Cansaulim vilage, should have had it bursting at the seams. There should have been traffic snarls and screaming people, but, said one of those who had come to say his last goodbye to Mathany, the calm discipline of the huge crowd made him proud of the organizers and the people of Goa.


Goa is India’s top beach destination, according to TripAdvisor’s 2012 Travellers’ Choice Awards Beach Destination Awards
Posted: 25 Mar 2012 01:22 AM PDT

Travel site TripAdvisor recently announced the winners of its 2012 Travellers’ Choice Awards Beach Destination Awards. It is the second edition of the awards globally, and first edition including India. The awards recognise the best beach locations around the world and are based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers across India & the world. With eight beaches in the India list, Goa is as India’s best beach destination. Number one on the India list, Candolim (Goa) also features in the top ten beaches in Asia at number seven.


New campus of Goa Institute of Management at Sanquelim inaugurated
Posted: 25 Mar 2012 01:15 AM PDT

The sprawling new Sanquelim campus of the Goa Institute of Management (GIM), among the better-known business schools in India, was inaugurated by Ashok Ganguly, Rajya Sabha MP and former Chairman of Hindustan Lever Ltd on Saturday. Ganguly unveiled a plaque in the presence of R Gopalakrishnan, chairman of the board of governors of GIM and director, Tata Sons Ltd, GIM director Peter D’Lima, Poriem MLA Pratapsingh Rane and other faculty and visiting academics.

Goa: 16 arrested for illegal mining
Monday, March 26, 2012,

Panaji: Goa police have arrested 16 people for illegal iron ore mining. Six persons were arrested at Morlem village, 40 km from Panaji, on Saturday, and 12 more were arrested yesterday.

News Clips from India

India will soon be on high growth path: President

New Delhi, March 12: Stating that the UPA was committed to honest and efficient governance, President Pratibha Patil Monday said India would soon be back on the high growth path of 8-9 percent from the 7 percent estimated for the current fiscal.  Addressing the joint session of parliament on the first day of the budget session, the president said the current year had been a difficult year for global economy.


Circle of life: Joseph Coutts installed as 5th Archbishop of Karachi
By Rabia Ali | Published: March 18, 2012

Joseph Coutts recalled the 23 years when Sindh was in flames and he was chosen to become the coadjutor bishop of Hyderabad. [Photo: Express]

Karachi: In 1940, a couple was married in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Karachi by a priest, James Cornelius van Miltenburg. He went on to become Karachi’s first archbishop after Partition and the couple settled in the Punjab. They gave birth to two boys and one of them later became a priest in Lahore.


New Delhi: Way of the Cross for Msgr. Romero, against Indian corruption,-against...
Nirmala Carvalho

March 24 marks the 32nd anniversary of the death of the "martyr of El Salvador" and the Day of Prayer and Fasting for Missionary Martyrs. Archbishop of New Delhi: "The ministry of truth and justice of Archbishop Romero is crucial for the Indian Church."

New Delhi (AsiaNews) - A special liturgy and a Way of the Cross in New Delhi to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the martyrdom of Mgr. Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador. Thus the Commission Justice, Peace and Development Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Consulate of El Salvador will remember the death of the prelate, who was killed by a sniper March 24, 1980 while celebrating mass. Msgr. Vincent Concessao, Archbishop of New Delhi will celebrate the liturgy. He points out that: "The prophetic ministry of truth and justice of Archbishop Romero is crucial for the Indian Church." Tomorrow March 24th will be the 19th World Day of Prayer and Fasting for Missionary Martyrs.


Christian religious and civil society call for end to hate campaigns in Sri Lanka
by Melani Manel Perera | 03/26/2012 | Sri Lanka

Colombo (AsiaNews) - Christian religious, activists, journalists, academics and civil society organizations have called on the government of Sri Lanka to stop the hate campaigns and protect human rights defenders. In recent days, in fact, inside and outside the country there have been several demonstrations against the approval of the resolution of the UN Council for Human Rights on War Crimes in Sri Lanka. Transport Minister Mervyn Silva has threatened to "break the legs" of foreign journalists who have spoken ill of the country. Moreover, during the session insults, threats and intimidation flew against the 71 Sri Lankan delegates (see photo), in Geneva for the debate. The Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Switzerland has received an anonymous threat.


Visa problems putting off Indians to invest in UK: Hindujas

Citing problems like securing British visas and the country's high taxes, prominent NRI industrialists Hinduja brothers have cautioned Prime Minister David Cameron that Indian entrepreneurs were migrating to more investor-friendly destinations such as Dubai and Geneva.

In remarks to British newspapers, Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja have said that Cameron's efforts to forge closer ties with booming India were failing owing to rising taxes and lengthy visa delays for Indians.