Newsletter. Issue 05. March 02, 2013


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The Liberal stand on Office of Religious Freedoms
Posted: 3:35 pm, February 21, 2013 by admin

SHEDIAC, NB– Liberal Foreign Affairs critic Dominic LeBlanc made the following statement today on the Conservative government’s announcement regarding its new Office of Religious Freedoms:


Minister Jason Kenney Marks Canadian Historical Recognition Program
Sunday, February 24, 2013

Toronto: Members of the Chinese, Italian, South Asian, Jewish, Ukrainian and other communities joined Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney on Feb 18 to celebrate the success of the Community Historical Recognition Program.


Canada Issues Record Number Of Visitor Visas

Ottawa: Canada issued a record number of visitor visas in 2012 with almost 1 million visas approved, Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, and Maxime Bernier, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism, announced today.


Mombasa Religious Leaders Urge Peace in Kenya Vote
February 24, 2013 | by Jill Craig

As Kenya gears up for its general elections, religious leaders in Mombasa have been using their positions in churches and mosques to encourage their followers to remain calm no matter the results of the polling.


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


A Parish Priest's hopes for the next Pope
Fr. Peter Daly | Feb. 12, 2013

[Fr. Peter Daly is a priest at the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and has been pastor of St. John Vianney parish in Prince Frederick, Md., since 1994.]

Sent to Goan Voice Canada by May D’Souza of Mississauga

Like everybody else, I was surprised to hear that Pope Benedict was resigning. But I was also relieved for him. It has been painfully obvious that he is declining. At Christmas, we saw him wheeled around on that rolling platform. He looked tired. It was time to resign.


Building a new Church on old foundations
Pope's successor is likely to continue Vatican's China policy.
Posted on February 22, 2013, 3:30 PM

Hong Kong: Since news of Pope Benedict’s resignation broke, the international media has been analyzing what it considers are the failures and successes of his papacy.

People Places and Things

Lovie Rivard Awarded Queen Elisabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Lovie Rivard was presented the award at her Valentines Dinner Dance and Comedy show on February 15, 2013 by M.P. Mme.Lysane Blanchette Lamothe in recognition her Volunteer and Charitable work

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The citations reads
By Command of HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN the Diamond Jubilee is presented to you in Commemoration of the Sixtieth Anniversary of her Majesty's Assession to the Throne in Recognition of your Contribution to Canada.
-- Governor General of Canada. 1952-2012.


Toronto East Goan Seniors Association (TEGSA) VALENTINE BONANZA

Goan Voice Canada Correspondent

The inclement weather and short notice did not deter members from attending g TEGSA’s ever-popular Valentine Bonanza.

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Vice-President, Jean Andrade, welcomed and thanked members for attending in such large numbers despite the odds. On entry, the ladies were welcomed with a complementary gift package, courtesy TEGSA. The hall was adorned with pink, red and white tablecloths and the tables were strewn with sprinkles of hearts and petals and a very creative centerpiece. All this gave a real sense of “armour” to the occasion. The lively atmosphere was set from the get go.


Family Day Opening At P A M A
by GVC Correspondent

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Brampton - Family Day, Monday 18th Feb, 2013

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) made history this year through a $16-million restoration and construction project that commenced in 2010 to enhance the land and buildings that hold the Region of Peel�s museum, archives and art gallery. It now holds an expanded exhibition space and state-of-the art collection storage. PAMA opened in three stages: the Art Gallery is now open, the grand opening took place on Nov. 24-25, the free Family Day and Archives opened today Feb.18, 2013 from 10am to 4.30pm.


Francisco D'Souza joins General Electric's Board
PTI Feb 16, 2013, 02.56PM IST | (Cognizant CEO )

Chennai: The Board of Directors of global conglomerate -- General Electric-- has inducted Francisco D'Souza, CEO of Nasdaq-listed Cognizant, into its board.

"Frank D'Souza brings great perspective as a leader and a pioneer in services and software. Our focus on helping customers achieve greater productivity through GE technologies make his views all the more valuable for our company", GE Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt said in a statement.


By George (Ives) Pereira

An article describing some reminiscences of Zanzibar of about 60 years ago. Thanks to Mervyn Lobo <mervynalobo at> for sharing it with Goanet Reader. It was first posted to the  Tanzanite mailing list on Yahoogroups.

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There were also Goan artists, landscape designers and musicians in old Zanzibar. The Sultan's excellent Band had many Goan musicians and for more than 10 years was lead by a Goan Bandmaster; Isaac Koth D'souza.

In most all public events in old Zanzibar there were sure to be Goans in attendance. As in this 1880's description of a parade.

"This A.M. I saw the Sultan... He went down to call on the English Counsel General and passed our house. The road on one side from the Palace to the English Cousin General's house was lined by soldiers. First came the band playing 'God save the Queen.' This band is fine. They are all Europeans. Their equipments are fine, their uniform red and gold with white pants, and their playing is really good.50 ... Then came lots and lots of old bucks and Arabs...then came a few fine looking old fellows in gorgeous uniforms, then more Arabs, one of whom was the Sultan, then drums and fifes and more soldiers, then the greater part of the natives of Zanzibar.


Montreal-Based footwear distributor is bringing Spain and Kenya to your feet

The Spring/Summer 2013 campaign was captured on location in Kenya, with its Pikolinos Maasai Project brand ambassador, Olivia Palermo. (CNW Group/Estrada Footwear)

MONTREAL, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Exclusive Canadian distributor Estrada Footwear is excited to announce that Spring/Summer 2013 marks the first official Canadian launch of the Pikolinos Maasai Project, an exclusive footwear collection featuring distinctive beaded designs and motifs hand sewn by the women of the Maasai tribe in Kenya.  

Pikolinos is a premium Spanish footwear brand that sets itself apart with its unique and authentic designs. They are a recognized leader in the industry, committed to important social programs like the Maasai Project, the fair trade project aimed at the sustainable development of the Maasai community.


The HTC One is a beautiful Android phone with an astounding camera
Excerpts from article by:By Sean Ludwig |, Published: February 20

New York — HTC has had a tough run in the past few years, with its revenues shrinking and its Android smartphones consistently losing buzz to Samsung. It needs a jumpstart.

The company held an event Tuesday in New York City to do just that, and it used the event to announce a new flagship Android phone — the HTC One. After using the phone for a few minutes, I found the HTC One to be a well-built beast that is full of smart features. It has a 4.7-inch display 1080p display, a 1.7-GHz quad-core processor and runs Android 4.1.2 with the new “Sense 5″ skin of Android.


News Clips from Goa

Garca Brança - One-of-a-Kind Resort In Goa
By Armand Rodrigues

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In a higgledy-piggledy environment, with no regard for building codes, cleanliness or sanitation, and with the highest density of cars, scooters and motorbikes in the subcontinent of India, hogging narrow winding roads, parts of GOA resemble a shantytown or slum. Against this forbidding backdrop, far from the madding crowds, traffic chaos and pollution, is a microcosm of the Bavarian penchant for neatness. It is the GARCA BRANCA (white egret) resort in Loutolim, South Goa. Owner, Carlos Mascarenhas, can rightly be proud of how he saw his dream come to fruition in this veritable gem he created. No detail has been spared.

Few Goans making a mark: Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar has called for introspection as to why Goa could not produce so many men of excellence
Team Herald | teamherald@herald-goa | February 18, 2013

Margao: Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar has called for introspection as to why Goa could not produce so many men of excellence and experts in recent years when the state has a history of giving top class professionals to the country in various fields.

Glimpses into Goans’ search for greener pastures
Published on: February 18, 2013 - 01:49 | Dr Wilfred M Mesquita

From Stone Age to Modern Age, from colonized to globalized world, immigration has been a phenomenon by itself. Goans have been migrating before, during and after colonial times. Goans traded in East Africa in the 10th century which shows that they were truly seafarers and intercontinental movers. Later on, during Portuguese colonial rule, Christian Goans became a part of the Portuguese seafaring tradition.

Green Revolution in South Goa's hinterlands
Govind Kamat Maad, TNN Feb 17, 2013, 02.25AM IST

Margao: A silent revolution in the field of paddy cultivation is brewing in the hinterlands of South Goa. Take a ride or a drive down the hamlets of Netravali in Sanguem and swathes of green fields tilled by a new technique of rice cultivation-termed as System of Rice Intensification (SRI)- greet the visitor. A village which had been ravaged by mining is poised to take a modest leap into the innovative method of paddy cultivation-at least that's the promise the innovators hold.

Promoting 'Brand Goa' through social media
IANS Feb 23, 2013, 02.22PM IST

Panaji: Tourism in Goa will now become a brand, thanks to social networking site Facebook. Graduates from the Goa Institute of Management (GIM), one of the state's top business school, have developed a 'Bid & Win' Facebook contest aimed at making Brand Goa popular on social networking forums, besides giving users an opportunity to win free trips to the state, synonymous with beach tourism and nightlife.

Goa’s Agonda beach ranked no. 1 in India, Cavelossim is third Page News/Travel-portal-rates-two-Goan-beaches-...
February 24, 2013 | Shweta Kamat (

Panjim: Two Goan beaches figure among Asia’s 25 best beaches with Agonda ranked number one in India and number two in Asia, while Cavelossim is ranked number three in India and seventh in Asia.

Goa government is mulling branding its handicrafts indigenously as part of an initiative to promote the cottage industry.

This is being mooted in the draft of the Goa Industrial cum Investment Policy which is in the final stages of preparation. “A ‘Handmade in Goa’ brand can be created with a logo which will characterise all Goan handmade products,” the draft says.

News Clips from India

India launches Canada's DND Sapphire satellite & three other nanosatellites

RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or "the Company") (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that the Sapphire satellite developed by MDA for Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) has been launched into its proper orbit, and communication with the satellite has been established. The satellite was launched out of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India on February 25, 2013 at 4:26 a.m. PST. Canada's Sapphire is the Department of National Defence's first dedicated operational military satellite.


Asia reacts to pope's resignation - mixed feelings on Benedict's tenure.
Posted on February 12, 2013, 5:08 PM

Clerics and lay Catholics across Asia are coming to terms with Pope Benedict’s announcement on Monday that he would step down as pontiff. Some have expressed shock at the resignation – the first since Gregory XII stepped down in 1415. Others say they had suspected that Benedict’s eight-year pontificate would end this way.


David Cameron urges India to open up to British business

David Cameron has urged the Indian government to cut "regulation and red tape" in a bid to encourage more trade and investment involving UK businesses.

The prime minister said India "can be a difficult country to do business in" but insisted he wanted the UK to become India's economic "partner of choice".



Wed Mar 13 10:22:24

CARVALHO, Roque - Passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the age of 44. Beloved son of Rosy and the late Theotonio Carvalho. Loving brother of Stephanie (Luie) D'Guerra, Francis, Anthony (Isabel) and Lily (Percy) Fernandes. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and family.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Neweduk - Erin Mills" Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W. (just ....  Read more


+ Mariano Rozo Gama
Sun Mar 10 07:00:33

On 08 March, 2013 : Reading, UK, Mariano Rozo Gama aged 101 (Born, Saligao, Goa 1911, lived in Goa, Kenya and the UK). Beloved husband of the late Irene (Nene) Gama. He leaves his loved and loving sons Mazone, Rousseau (Rinette), Joubert (Michele) and grandchildren Saffo, Rouvick, Yannick, Pierre and Sasha. 

To be confirmed- Funeral Mass to be held on Friday 22nd March at 0930 hrs ....  Read more


+Apollo Barreto
Fri Mar 01 12:00:00

We are sad to announce the death of Apollo Barreto (ex Sinquentim, Goa), who passed away on February 26th, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.  Apollo leaves behind his wife Orphy and mother Bertha.  Apollo will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

The Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday March 5th, 10:30AM at St. Edith Stein Roman Catholic Church loca....  Read more



Summer Games in Toronto

The Goan Overseas Association is inviting our Goans from around the globe to visit Toronto, the cultural and entertainment capital of Canada, from July 20 to July 27, 2013 for our very first Summer Games. Our program includes track and field, field hockey, soccer, badminton and volleyball and we have allocated ample time – between sporting events - for sight-seeing in and around Toronto and Niagara Falls. The festivities culminate with the Grand Sports Ball on July 27. Come and renew acquaintances with your old buddies in a city where Goans are renowned for their hospitality.

For further information please contact Abel Nunes at or Audrey Almeida at For further details: see the Events Section of and


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Health & Wellness

Half of Canadians over 50 believe they will exhaust their life savings in the first 10 years of retirement

New Investor Education Fund (IEF) Study Finds Two Out of 10 Canadian 50+ Households Don't Know How Much They Have Saved for Retirement

Financial Education Authority Responds with Enhanced Online Tools and Exclusive State-of-the-Art Retirement Cash Flow Calculator

Toronto, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - As this year's registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) deadline of March 1 looms closer for Canadians, a new Investor Education Fund (IEF) study released today reveals that two out of every 10 (19%) Canadians aged 50 and older have no idea how much they have saved for retirement, and half of all respondents believe they will exhaust their retirement savings within the first 10 years after they leave the workforce.


Retirees face eight years of hardship after savings run out

New research from HSBC highlights both global and Canadian retirement shortfall

Vancouver, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Tomorrow's retirees are sleepwalking towards a drastic fall in their standard of living in their final eight years of retirement due to highly inadequate savings plans, according to research from HSBC.


Canada's housing affordability slightly improves for the second consecutive quarter: RBC Economics

Low interest rates keep affordability-related stress in Canada's housing market to a minimum Affordability improved modestly in most major city markets in the final quarter of 2012

Toronto, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's homeownership costs fell slightly in the second consecutive quarter in the last quarter of 2012, according to the latest Housing Trends and Affordability Report issued by RBC Economics Research. The RBC report notes that small declines in mortgage rates and in home prices across several markets resulted in an overall improvement in affordability.


Food as Medicine

Eat plenty of fish -- fish oil helps prevent headaches.
So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain.

Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season.
Also-eat honey from your area (local region) daily.

Prevent build-up of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea. (actually, tea suppresses appetite and keeps the pounds from invading.....Green tea is great for our immune system)!


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You're thinking about buying a car and want to know what’s affordable. Or, you've narrowed your choices to two cars, but you can't decide which one is really the better deal. Or, you’re trying to determine if driving your car on the weekends while taking public transit or cycling during the weekdays will save you money.


Veterinarians Remind Pet Owners of the Importance of Vaccinations After Recent Outbreaks

Toronto, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - In light of a recent increase in reported cases of parvovirus in dogs, the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association reminds Ontario's pet owners to ensure that their pets' visit a veterinarian on a regular basis and receive regular vaccinations to help prevent illness.

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