We have just received a fresh shipment from Goa - limited
quantities - of : squid mole .........$ 3.75 200 gms
king fishmole........3.75 200 gms mackarel mole .......3.75 200 gms mackarel para ........3.75 200 gms Bombay duckpara...3.75 200 gms prawn balichow....3.75 200 gms prawn curry masala.3.50 100 gms coconut/toddy vinegar......5.75 750 ml sorpotel/cafreal/recheadopaste....3.50 200 gms
....and much more.
If you wish to place an order or require further info,
pls. call 905-270-9165
.. First come first served basis while
Also Goan Party Snacks *packed Goa Sausages
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
DR. VED TANDAN, PRESIDENT, ONTARIO MEDICAL
"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
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
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.
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'
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 English.news.cn 2014-05-03
Nairobi, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese premier's visit
to Kenya is crucial for development of the east
Africa region, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on
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.
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
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."
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.
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.
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,
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 Amazon.com 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.
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
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 NDTV.com | 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.
The notion that Gujarat’s CM can transform
India into an expanded version of the state is a
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
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,
Pope Expresses Concern,
Calls for Reconciliation in Sri Lanka World | Press Trust of India | Updated: May 04, 2014
14:15 IST |
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
Photo credit: AFP
this photograph taken on April 22, 2014
weaver Sardar Haji Hafizullah works on a sari, the
traditional dress worn by Indian women,
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.
TRIBUTE TO BRIAN GILCHRIST 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.
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
+ JOANA SARA MASCARENHAS 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
Blessing Ceremony of new statue of St. Francis
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
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.
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
David Suzuki Foundation
challenges Canadians to get outside with the 30x30
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.
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.
Goan Voice designed and compiled by
Demerg Systems India,
Alfran Plaza, "C" Block, 2nd Floor, S-43/44,
(Near Don Bosco School), Panjim, Goa-403001 Tel: 011 91 832 2420797 Email: