Newsletter. Issue 26. December 22, 2012


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We have just received a fresh shipment from Goa - limited quantities - of :
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king fish
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mackarel mole .......3.75 200 gms
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Newsline Canada

Canada launches immigration plan to attract 3,000 skilled tradespeople
By Tobi Cohen, Postmedia News | December 10, 2012

Canada will open its doors to 3,000 skilled tradespeople starting next year under a new immigration stream set to launch Jan. 2, 2013, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Monday.


Canada offers one-stop shop for travelers
December 15, 2012 | Staff Report

International travelers can now enjoy one-stop shopping to keep their visit to Canada safe and informed. The federal government has launched a newly revamped website where travelers can find all sorts of easily and efficient information.


Study: Canada's immigrant labour market, 2008 to 2011

Immigrants born in the Philippines have had the highest employment rate of all groups
Immigrant employment rates highest on the Prairies

In 2011, employment among landed immigrants in the core working-age group of 25 to 54 increased 4.3% from the previous year. The majority of the growth occurred among established immigrants who had been in the country for more than 10 years. Over the same period, employment among core-aged Canadian born was virtually unchanged.


Some Asian economies eye U.S."fiscal cliff" with rising anxiety
by Matthew Rusling

Washington, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Some Asian economic powerhouses are watching Washington with growing unease as Congress and the White House remain gridlocked over how to avert a nosedive off the "fiscal cliff."


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


Liberating ourselves from within 
19, Dec 2012 | 20, Dec 201 Eugene Correia

Liberating ourselves from within19, Dec 2012 Goans have witnessed a tumultuous year since Goa celebrated 50 years of Liberation last December. There’s a pall of economic gloom in the aftermath of the mining ban. Once the mining issue is resolved Goans can look forward for economic progress to continue at a steady pace.


Caught in the Middle

Jacintha Saldanha's death puts the spotlight on the isolation of immigrants who live with little multicultural interaction in pluralistic Britain

Excerpts from Selma Carvalho’s Column in the 16 Dec: Herald Review.

Throngs of people of all races move in perfect harmony, like cumulous clouds, at busy London railway platforms. You see a seamless city, but a closer look makes you realise they are moving separately never really touching. People live a segregated existence. Their lives intersecting only at the workplace, or in situations where they are forced to coexist; like the grocery store and the post office. Otherwise they are human islands, surviving the insularity, the isolation of parallel societies by returning to the warm fold of their own community.


Neil Macdonald: Death and delusion in a nation of assault rifles
By Neil Macdonald, CBC News | Posted: Dec 17, 2012

About The Author
Neil Macdonald is the senior Washington correspondent for CBC News,
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Yet another "national discussion" about guns is under way here, and it's so anti-rational, so politically cowardly, so …unbearably stupid that you have to wonder how a nation that has enlightened the world in so many other ways could wallow in this kind of delusion.

People Places and Things

Goan Archives Canada Inc. - Steering Committee -"Tracing Our Roots"

Members:- Cecil D'Cruz, John J. D'Souza, Uvy Lopes, Maurice Pinto, Claude Gomes,
Lazarus Pereira & Muriel Lucas, wishes all our Sponsors and Benefactors
A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2013.

Please Click Greeting Logo to enlarge & read all about Goan Archives Canada presence at
Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives opening on 18th Feb 2013 opening.


Book Review “Passion in Paradise”

German journalist launches book at Calangute about Modern Day Catholicism in Goa*

IGSG - Indo German Friendship Society Goa in collaboration with Goa,1556 will launch the book of German journalist Christina Fernandes *"Passion in Paradise: Modern Day Catholicism in Goa"* at Literati Bookshop and Cafe, Calangute on December 20 (Thursday), 2012 at 5.45 pm.

About The Book: Most people, foreign as well as Indian, think of Goa as a place with unlimited sun, sea and sand, where beaches and the famous laid back lifestyle, or sossegado, awaits. But behind this facade lies a different kind of Goa. Most of its people, no matter their creed, are devoutly religious and have strong ties to their cultural traditions. Faith in various forms plays a major role in the lives of most Christians as well as Hindus.


Christmas Glitter And Good Cheer In Frankenmuth
By Armand Rodrigues

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There are lights, and then there are lights. Few, if any, can match the magnitude and variety of the Christmas lights at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Spread over the length and width of five football fields, 100,000 sparkling lights, in dazzling colours and intricate configurations, are a sight to behold and cherish for life. For added effect there are tableaus depicting the Nativity scene and other Christmas themes.


Vatican pushes for greater protection of Christians from persecution

December 11, 2012. ( The Vatican foreign minister staunchly defended freedom of expression and religion, but also rebuked several countries at the conference for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Dublin, for failing to do more to protect Christians from persecution.

Msgr. Dominque Mamberti told the group's 56 other members from the Northern Hemisphere that the Vatican supports the OSCE's objective to fight for human rights. But he added that they are especially keen on safeguarding the right to worship freely.


Remediana Dias - Making Goa dyslexia friendly……

My journey with dyslexia in many ways began long before Vision Education Society came into existence in September 2009. It began and still is a combination of my personal and professional interest and development. As an educationist, I see on a daily basis the triumphs and successes in a class and hear experience of teachers who tell me the same issues they are facing with their own students.


Dar-es-salaam - Down Memory Lane
By Tina Lobo (Toronto)

Tina Lobo taught in Zanzibar and Dar from 1954 to 2000. She is now retired and lives in Toronto.

This article was first published in the December 2002 issue of Goan Voice Canada.

In the 1950s there was an influx of Goans into Tanganyika. In order to accommodate the increase in members, the Goan Institute in Dar-es-salaam decided to build a new and larger clubhouse.

Reading List for the Christmas Holidays

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


In Black and White.... (For your e-reader)
Source :

This book covers over four decades of post-colonial Goa's newspaper scene, through the colourful -- if highly personalised -- stories of those who saw the media from the frontline.

Click image to download book for your e-reader


G.O.A. Christmas 1982 Newsletter

Click image to view 20 page newsletter issue 30 years ago

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East African Catholic Society – London 1968

Christmas Dance Flyer

Click images to see enlarged versions.

Dance took place on Boxing Day 1968 – in Church Hall off Soho Square
Admission Five Shillings for members !!!!


Goan Overseas Association - London UK

1973 Newsletter – Editor Roque Cardoso
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An historical and archaeological sketch of the city of ... - Google Books

An historical and archaeological sketch of the city of Goa 1878: preceded by a short statistical account of the territory of Goa. Front Cover. Josť Nicolau da Fonseca ...

This 300 page book (pdf) can be viewed on the Internet even downloaded (50Mb)
Click here for link to view on your PC

Reprinted copies are also available from the OIBS – see An Historical and Archaeological Sketch of the City of Goa
- By Jose Nicolau da Fonseca

Price: $28.0 or Rs. 745.0 | Pp.350 (1994) HB
A most comprehensive history of Goa in a format associated with gazetteers. Also carries important statistical information including

News Clips from Goa

Goa University to track Indian migration patterns
IANS Dec 7, 2012, 10.03PM IST

Panaji: Out migration patterns of Indians in general and Goans in particular will now be tracked and studied with the Goa University establishing a chair for diaspora studies for the forthcoming academic year.

How the mining ban has hit Goa’s truck economy
Posted: 13 Dec 2012 06:47 AM PST

Almost every house in the vicinity of an iron ore mine in Goa’s Sanguem, Sattari and Bicholim talukas is likely to have a 10-tonne tipper truck parked in its backyard. Some have two, three or even four trucks parked. In all, there were about 25,000 such trucks serving the iron ore industry in Goa . Until recently, these trucks ferried ore from the mines to ports and other locations. That changed in September, when mining operations came to a standstill after a temporary ban imposed by the state government. The trucks are now idle. On December 7, an expert panel set up by the Supreme Court recommended cancellation of 42 iron ore mining licences in Goa.

Happy New Year: Music festivals to enthrall Goa this holiday season
Hindustan Times

Anyone who's been to Goa in December will tell you it's the best time of the year to go. They've got good reason. You better start making plans, for this year, there's even more to pick from. In the run up to New Year, the parties are getting bigger

Will resume mining if SC lifts ban, says Goa CM Manohar Parrikar
India Today

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said he could not be faulted for asserting that allowing mining in the state was his "fundamental and constitutional right". "It is me who is elected (by) people to decide on illegal mining. It is my fundamental

Goa mining mess: Industry at breaking point - CNBC-TV18

The central empowered committee has recently submitted its report on illegal mining in Goa to the Supreme Court and it doesn't contain much good news for industry. Infact, with the resumption of operations nowhere in sight, the state's mining industry

New court recommendations makes mining in Goa difficult
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Kolkata ( -
The ban on iron-ore mining in the western Indian province of Goa would likely be prolonged, with the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC), which was probing illegal mining in the region

Goa can be Boston of India in higher education: Governor
Newstrack India

Panaji Dec 14 (IANS) Goa has the potential to become a higher education hub like Boston in the US, Goa Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo said. Speaking at a higher education summit in Panaji Thursday on "Improving Quality of Higher Education to Drive Goa's

Goa higher edu fees high, quality low: CII report
Times of India

Panaji: Goa's per student state expenditure overall in the education sector is the second best in the country, next only to that of Chandigarh. But primary and secondary education consume a major share of the provision, making the state's spending the

Goan gets patent for mechanical device invention
Published on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 13:04

In a development that should bring some cheer to the Goan engineering community, a Goan has been granted a patent from the Indian patent office. Siolim resident Raghuvir Chary, a lecturer at government polytechnic at Altinho, has received a patent for an invention entitled 'An angle measuring device for measuring angles, 0 through 360, between any two surfaces, lines or objects'.

News Clips from India

Indian papal envoy to Ivory Coast dies in road accident
Posted on December 10, 2012, 8:34 AM | (Photo Courtesy:

The prelate was going for an ordination ceremony.

Abidjan: Archbishop Ambrose Madtha, the Indian papal envoy to the Ivory Coast, was killed in a road accident. "Unfortunately the apostolic nuncio died on the spot," said Mathieu Tehan, spokesman for the western diocese of Man. The prelate was travelling back from the northwestern town of Odienne to an ordination ceremony in the country's west on Dec. 8 when his car collided with another vehicle.


'Online shopping in India could touch $34 billion by 2015'
Press Trust of India Posted online: Sun Dec 16 2012,

New Delhi: Online shopping in India which is at a nascent stage is poised to witness significant growth in the next few years, with the industry likely to touch USD 34.2 billion by 2015.


How Remo D'Souza made ABCD
Published: Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 15:22 IST | Agency: IANS

Choreographer-turned-director Remo D'Souza reveals that making a 3D film on dance was his dream project. Remo says ABCD is a new way of presenting dance.


Pakistan Consulate launches immigration to Canada clinic
By Nouman Khalil | Staff Writer | Tuesday, November, 27, 2012  | Canada Immigration

The Consulate General of Pakistan has opened its doors for assisting the Pakistani community in the Greater Toronto Area on issues related to immigration to Canada.