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Newsletter. Issue 10. May 10, 2014


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Newsline Canada

Canada's Immigration Minister gives glimpse of new Investor Scheme
30 April 2014

Chris Alexander, Canada's immigration minister says that Canada will announce details of an 'immigration investor venture capital pilot' scheme in 'a couple more months'. The visa will allow foreign nationals to gain Canadian permanent residence visas if they start up businesses in Canada.


More Experts Agree: Ontario Liberals Building Opportunity and Security

QUEEN'S PARK, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - More experts agree that today's Ontario Liberal budget is building opportunity today and security for now and for our future:

"Ontario's doctors are pleased to see that the government shares our focus on end of life care…We are also supportive of the government's ongoing commitment to strengthen capacity in the community sector so that we can provide care closer to home, when it's needed."


Ontario Budget Fails Small Business

Costly mandatory pension plan will kill jobs and growth

Toronto, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is deeply concerned with the government's direction in the 2014 budget to increase taxes, shift away from fiscal restraint and impose a forced retirement plan on Ontarians. In particular, CFIB is vehemently opposed to the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, which will hurt small business owners and their employees by taxing everyone who issues and receives a paycheque and does not currently have a workplace pension. "In one of the worst Ontario budgets ever, the government is picking the pockets of Ontarians, especially the middle class, to pay for it," said CFIB's president Dan Kelly.


US Unemployment Hits 5 1/2 Year Low
by VOA News

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than five years in April, while the economy had the biggest net gain in jobs in two years.


Komagata Maru stamp unveiled by Canada Post
The Canadian Press May 6, 2014 4:42 pm

The ship was turned away from Canada 100 years ago

Ottawa (NEWS1130) – Canada Post has unveiled a new stamp to mark 100 years since a ship full of mostly Sikh passengers was turned away from Canada and sent back to India, where they were jailed or killed. The Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet on May 23, 1914, carrying 376 British subjects, primarily Sikhs from India’s Punjab region, as well as a number of Hindus and Muslims.


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

Goans in Toronto
First published in the Goan Overseas Digest 6.1 (Jan-Mar 1998)
Reprinted with permission from Ed D'Sa publisher of Goan Overseas Digest
By: Edgar Martins

The writer, a teacher and later an engineer, was from Toronto when the article was first penned.. He also lived in Karachi, India, East and West Africa, Portugal, and passed away in February 2008 in London, England.

People Places and Thingss

Video: Book Launch 'A Railway Runs Through: Goans of British East Africa, 1865 - 1980'

Video by Raymond Carvalho. 'A Railway Runs Through: Goans of British East

Africa, 1865 - 1980, was released by Lib Dem Councillor, Rabi Martins at HSBC Club in Beckenham. The occasion also marks the end of the three-year Oral Histories of British-Goans Project, undertaken by the Goan Association, UK. A minute's silence was observed for those who participated in the project but have since departed. Selma Carvalho, Project Manager, said it was a triumph for East African Goans in Britain to have preserved such a vital part of their heritage in the form of audio and video recordings, and documented it on a book.

Kenya Says Chinese Premier's Visit Crucial To East Africa 2014-05-03 22:34:21

Nairobi, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese premier's visit to Kenya is crucial for development of the east Africa region, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday. President Kenyatta, who held a talk with the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa in Nairobi, said that Premier Li Keqiang's visit is a game charger in terms of boosting bilateral relations and development of the region.


Kenya launches electronic system to cut trade red tape
Fri May 2, 2014 3:04pm GMT

Nairobi (Reuters) - Kenya on Friday launched a single electronic system for processing imports and exports, to simplify red tape blamed for holding up trade in the trading hub of the region. Kenya is the main trade gateway to east Africa, through its Indian Ocean port of Mombasa, but traders say it takes too long to get goods cleared and permit-related delays ramp up costs. Previously, entrepreneurs had to fill several forms and visit 24 different government agencies to get the permits and pay the levies, fees, duties and taxes they need to get goods across borders. Using the new system, traders will no longer need to physically take documents from one agency to another for processing but can now enter all necessary information online.


Ugandan Women Show Tech Isn’t Just for Boys 
May 02, 2014 | by Hilary Heuler

As East Africa’s technology sector takes off, one group in Uganda is working to erase gender stereotypes and ensure that women are not left behind. In Kampala, the gender gap in technology is slowly starting to narrow thanks to some very smart and tenacious “Girl Geeks."


Windows XP Gets Security Patch for Internet Explorer
by VOA News

Microsoft has announced that its latest security update for Internet Explorer is being made available for users of Windows XP, even though the software firm stopped supporting that version of its operating system in favor of the newer versions, Windows 7 or 8.1.


Nokia Names India-Born Rajeev Suri CEO
By Richard Springer, Staff Reporter | Apr 30, 2014

Rajeev Suri, the designated president and chief executive officer of Finnish telecom company Nokia, arrives for a press conference April 29 to announce the company's first quarter results in Espoo, Finland, April 29. (AFP/Getty Images)

Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia Corp. April 29 named company insider Rajeev Suri chief executive officer effective May 1.

"As Nokia opens this new chapter, the Nokia board and I are confident that Rajeev is the right person to lead the company forward," Nokia board chairman Risto Siilasmaa said in a statement.

News Clips from Goa

Ore else...

April 22, 2014 remains a red-letter day in the life of swinging Goa. A pall of gloom appeared to lift over the state’s mining quarters when the Supreme Court removed the ban on iron ore mining in the state after an 18-month hiatus, albeit with permission only for limited extraction. After a similar ban was lifted selectively in Karnataka in April 2013, this was really the icing on the cake.

There was a good reason why the touristy bars on Goa’s sea front were overflowing that evening; mining, the state’s second biggest industry after tourism, was being restored to its glory, providing succour to mining companies and all stakeholders.


Goa in the Age of Oligarchs
Vivek Menezes,TNN | Apr 30, 2014,

How did a 700-page economics book, translated from French, become the number one selling book in the USA this week? That's a question everyone is asking as Thomas Piketty's remarkable 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' has surged to the top of the rankings at and every bestseller list, just days after being released to rave reviews across the English-speaking world.

Though the book is avowedly scholarly - the author is a popular professor at the Paris School of Economics - full of tables and mathematical arguments, along with almost 80 pages of footnotes, it has nonetheless become a runaway success by authoritatively refuting conventional wisdom about the efficiency of market economies in the distribution of wealth.


Goa govt scouting for place to set up film production centre
Press Trust of India | Panaji April 30, 2014

Goa government is in the process of identifying land to set up a film production centre, which will have all amenities including studios and post-production facilities, a senior official said today.

Slice of Portugal in Goa
By Joseph Zuzarte | Posted 06-May-2014

As land prices soar in Goa, efforts are being made to retain heritage Portuguese architecture homes falling to the bulldozer

People never realise what they have until it is too late, goes the adage. Something like that is happening in Goa. Take Calangute, the popular beach destination in north Goa.

A typical Goan house

In the last three decades, as it shot up the tourism popularity charts, stately old houses were wiped off to build modern resorts, and Goan property owners sold off their land, mostly to outsiders, to make hay while the sun shone.

News Clips from India

17 killed, 120 hurt as passenger train derails on Konkan route
Raigad: 17 people were killed and 120 injured when the engine and four bogies of a passenger train derailed on Konkan Railway route in Maharashtra's Raigad district today. The accident occurred just outside a tunnel near Nidi village when the engine and four out of the 20 bogies of Diwa-Sawantwadi passenger train derailed at around 10 AM between Nagothane and Roha railway stations, about 120 kms from Mumbai.

Temperature remains below 40 deg C in Delhi
New Delhi: On the second consecutive day the temperature in Delhi today stayed below 40 degree Celsius giving reprieve to the people who bore the brunt of heat wave last week.

Narendra Modi: the tea seller who could be PM | Updated: March 27, 2014 19:36 IST

File photo of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressing an election rally

New Delhi: An anthem for the general elections 2014 released by the BJP recently says it all in verse and song and in just over a minute. For the BJP, this election is about Narendra Modi, the man it has nominated for prime minister.


Modi won’t create a second miracle
By Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar May 02 2014 | AFP

The notion that Gujarat’s CM can transform India into an expanded version of the state is a fantasy

TOUGH TASK: Modi hasn’t won three successive elections in Gujarat because of the state’s industrial prowess, but because of its agricultural growth. But since agriculture and irrigation are controlled by state governments, perhaps, he can’t replicate that on the national level With just two weeks to go until poll results are announced in India, local stock markets have soared. Investors are giddy at the prospect that Gujarat’s chief minister Narendra Modi will lead the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party to a sweeping victory, hoping he can revive growth rates that have dipped below 5 per cent a year, half of what they used to be. Under Modi, Gujarat’s gross domestic product growth has consistently exceeded the national average: He’s hailed as a proven, pro-business achiever.

Pope Expresses Concern, Calls for Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
World | Press Trust of India | Updated: May 04, 2014 14:15 IST | AFP

Pope Francis is greeted by faithfuls as he arrives to lead a mass at the San Stanislao parish on May, 4 2014 in Rome.

Colombo: Pope Francis has expressed concern over growing ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka and encouraged bishops from the country to promote reconciliation and human rights to address the issue.

Silk Weavers in Varanasi Hang on By Thread, Plead For Rescue
Agence France-Presse | Updated: May 04, 2014 11:05 IST | Photo credit: AFP

In this photograph taken on April 22, 2014
Indian weaver Sardar Haji Hafizullah works on a sari, the traditional dress worn by Indian women,
at a handloom factory in Rajapura Varanasi.

Varanasi: Its saris have been a byword for sartorial elegance for centuries and even the Buddha was laid to rest veiled in a brocade of silk hand-woven in India's Varanasi, according to local legend.


India's Food Industry Set to Soar

Local market drives India's food industry to be one of the fastest growing

Mumbai, India, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Changes such as economic growth, the relaxation of import and export policies, the growth of organised retailing, plus the changing lifestyles and food habits of people in India, have opened the doors for imported food products from around the world. In recent years, India has seen a rise in middle-income groups which has resulted in an increase in consumption of functional foods, convenient and ready foods and health foods. The domestic spend of the average Indian consumer is approximately 30% of their total income, making the region an integral part of the food ingredients network. The study on the Indian food industry by FICCI-E&Y also supports this fast growth by demonstrating that investment opportunities in the region are set to rise to US$ 258 billion by 2015. Given the growth of the food industry in India, Fi India, held from the 29 September - 1 October 2014, is an essential platform to enter into this flourishing market.



Wed May 21 12:00:00



By Muriel Lucas

Members of Goan Archives Canada Inc. were saddened to learn of the demise of Brian Gilchrist, Reference Archivist at the Peel Art Gallery  Museum and Archives (PAMA),( formerly known as Peel Heritage Complex), who passed away May 1st, 2014.

Soon after Goan Archives....  Read more


+Elvira Carneiro
Sun May 18 12:00:00

CARNEIRO, ELVIRA passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the age of 93. Born in Mafia Island, Tanzania in January 1921.  Dear wife of the late Anthony Carneiro.  Beloved mother of Violet/Peter(late) Azavedo, George/Lucia and Lucy/Frank Dias.  Loving  grandmother to Clifford/Michelle, Christopher/Christina, Clinton, Kevin/Liane, Trevor/Amy, David/Andrea and Cheryl....  Read more


+Neville Francis Ribeiro
Tue May 13 06:31:45

It  is  with  great  sadness  that  we  share  the  news  that  Neville  Francis  Ribeiro,  age  51,  passed  away  suddenly  on  Saturday  May  3,  2014.    Beloved  husband  of  Charlotte  and  proud  father  of  Aaron, ....  Read more


Sun May 11 10:15:10

JOANA SARA MASCARENHAS After a lengthy illness, Joana passed away peacefully on May 8, 2014 in her 84th year, finally free to be reunited with her beloved husband José and daughter Sr. Immaculate.

 Loving mother of Zelia (Augusto), Yutta (Bryan), Agnelo (Bernice), Lourdes (Michael) and Bosco (Lorrainne). Affectionate grandmother of Karl, Brendon, Ashton, LisaMarie, Shannon, ....  Read more


+ Antoinette "Ann" Vaz
Mon May 12 12:00:00

Antoinette "Ann" Vaz departed this life and entered into eternal peace on Thursday May 8, 2014. Antoinette was born on March 1, 1934 in Nairobi Kenya, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marcellino (CP) and Rosalind Joanes of Nairobi Kenya. Antoinette was predeceased by her late husband Ornellas Vaz, her grand daughter Brittany, her brothers Ulrich, Max, Custodio and her sister Marcella Lobo....  Read more



Dedication and Blessing Ceremony of new statue of St. Francis Xavier

The Friends of St. Francis Xavier – East GTA, will have a dedication and blessing ceremony of a new statue of the patron saint of Goa at the 10 am mass on 18 May 2014, at Our Lady of Rosary Parish Church, 2950 Midland Ave; Scarborough, Ontario.

You and your family and friends are invited to attend the ceremony. Please see map below for

location of Church


Goa Retirees - Keep the Dates Free‏
  • June 22, 2014: Chill and Chat
  • August 10, 2014: Speakers Corner
  • September 21, 2014: Casino Night
  • October 5, 2014: Urban Turban Lunch Extravaganza
  • December 12, 2014: Retirees Christmas Fest

Events for 2014





May 31, 2014‏ The Goan Theatre

Toronto - Konkani TIATR

"Gharachem Sukh"
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June, 7, 2014
Wananchi wa Kenya
Annual Kenya Nite 2014
Magical Kenya
St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre
1280 Dundas St. W., Oakville
Time: 6:00 p.m.
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July 18-26, 2014 BMX Alumni Association 2014 Reunion – 10th Anniversary Celebrations Click for Flyer
July 19, 2014
CLR Association

CLR Picnic
Venue: Erindale Park, Mississauga.

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 Saturday, September 27, 2014

CLR Association

CLR Social
Venue: Payal Banquet Hall. Mississauga

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Health & Wellness

What Mom Really Wants for Mother's Day: A Plan to Keep Her Living in Her Own Home

Bayshore HealthCare survey shows brunch and bouquets take back seat as mom gets older

Toronto, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians with aging moms may want to rethink plans for Mother's Day. Remaining living at home for as long as possible is the absolute top priority for 90 per cent of Canadian moms 55 and older, says a new survey commissioned by Bayshore HealthCare.


Warning from Homeland Security: Don't use Internet Explorer Web browser due to bug

San Francisco — The U.S. Department of Homeland security is advising Americans not to use the Internet Explorer Web browser until a fix is found for a serious security flaw that came to light over the weekend.


David Suzuki Foundation challenges Canadians to get outside with the 30x30 Nature Challenge

Toronto, April 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians are being challenged to get outside and kick start summer early through the 30x30 Nature Challenge. "Winter has lasted long enough," said the David Suzuki Foundation's Aryne Sheppard. "It's time to add a daily dose of nature to our routines by spending 30 minutes in nature for 30 days."


Information Update - Food Allergy Awareness

Ottawa, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue

Severe allergic reactions to food can occur quickly, sometimes without warning, and the reactions can be life threatening. Food allergies are more common in children but can affect people of all ages. As many as 2.5 million Canadians - or about seven per cent of the population - identify themselves as having one or more food allergies.


Canadian province declares measles outbreak

A measles disease outbreak was declared in central Alberta and the western Canadian province's major cities such as Calgary and Edmonton.

Vancouver, April 29 (Xinhua) -- A measles disease outbreak was declared in central Alberta and the western Canadian province's major cities such as Calgary and Edmonton.

Almost half of Canadian seniors in nursing homes given dangerous medications: Report
Toronto Star

A report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) found 46.5 per cent of seniors living in long-term care facilities across the country...

Canadian obesity epidemic is a myth, report claims
CTV News

Although Canadians are heavier than they've ever been, a new report ... "So there might actually be no net negative impact on the Canadian health...


Goodbye to handshaking

Recent research has shown that a European-style kiss could be safer for our health than the handshake. Although as a nation we are relaxed when meeting people, we still use a good handshake as a greeting. However, this may become a fading practice.

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