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Newsletter. Issue 11. May 24, 2014


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Killing Almost 19,000 Education Jobs Will Harm Children, Say Catholic Teachers

Toronto, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak's promise to cut 100,000 public sector jobs, including almost 9,000 teachers and 10,000 education support workers, will harm students and reverse many of the gains made in Ontario's education system in the past decade, says James Ryan, President of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA). "As a teacher, I am particularly alarmed at the consequences of removing many thousands of teachers and education workers from our classrooms," he says. "Parents are even now clamouring for more support for their children in Special Education. Parents and concerned citizens have been asking the government for more arts education, for beefed up math instruction, for programs that address bullying, mental health issues and much more. How can Ontario respond to these needs with fewer teachers and education workers in our schools?"


Generation Vote calls for action on student, youth issues in Ontario

Generation Vote campaign encourages students and youth to vote and calls on provincial political parties to take action on important issues like tuition fees, unpaid internships and public transit. (CNW Group/Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario)

Toronto, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Political parties in Ontario must take action on issues impacting youth and students or they risk leaving a generation behind, say students.


Canada’s immigration system undergoing quiet, ugly revolution
Ottawa has quietly made massive changes to our immigration policy as if those changes have nothing to do with the kind of society Canadians want to build for the future.


Highlighting the success of Canada’s multiple-entry visa

Communiqué from Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister

May 12, 2014 — Ottawa — Today Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, announced that in April 2014 approximately 95 percent of the visitor visas issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada were Multiple-Entry Visas (MEVs). MEVs are a fast and convenient option allowing qualified visitors to enter and exit Canada for six months at a time for up to 10 years. Last month alone, Canada issued more than 95,000 MEVs to individuals coming to Canada on vacation or to spend time with family.


Carassauga Festival

May 23-25, 2014. Over 70 countries will be represented at different pavilions throughout Mississauga during the three-day multicultural festival depicting sights, sounds, tastes and aromas of each country.

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


Letter from Cardinal Thomas Collins to Mr. Justin Trudeau
Wednesday, May 14 2014

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, has written to Mr. Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, regarding recent remarks on excluding candidates who are not "pro-choice". The original of His Eminence's letter is in English; as agreed with the Archdiocese of Toronto, the CCCB has provided an unofficial translation in French.

Link to the Cardinal's letter

Justin Trudeau attributes abortion stance to father's example hours ago
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he is following an example set by ... Toronto's Roman Catholic archbishop, Cardinal Thomas Collins, has ...


Fifth Column: Why Modi won
Written by Tavleen Singh | May 18, 2014 10:51 am

At the risk of blowing my own horn I have to say that it was more than a year ago that I saw the first signs of a Modi wave.

This election has been about renewal, change and hope in the deepest sense of those words. This is because Modi succeeded in persuading voters that their real fight must be against poverty and not each other.


Point Of View: Narendra Modi and the new face of India (Pankaj Mishra, The Guardian)‏
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Narendra Modi and the new face of India

With the rise of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi culminating in this week's election, Pankaj Mishra asks if the world's largest democracy is entering its most sinister period since independence


Are Our (Goan) Clubs In Terminal Decline?
By Armand Rodrigues

Whether in the "koods" (village clubs) of Bombay or sophisticated Institutes and Gymkhanas elsewhere, the Goan has always been a gregarious creature, with the need for camaraderie a part of his or her phisiognomy. This characteristic has endowed him or her with the propensity to form clubs for social, sporting and cultural purposes, wherever fate may have dictated their domicile. For several decades now, such clubs have served a very useful purpose and promoted solidarity within the community.

People Places and Thingss

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

The Friends of St. Francis Xavier – East GTA, dedicated a new statue of the St. Francis Xavier, at Our Lady of Rosary Parish Church, 2950 Midland Ave; Scarborough, Ontario.

Shown in the photo with Fr.Rapozo are members of the Friends of St.Francis Xavier and the Goan community who attended the ceremony.


Quebec Goan Association: Newsletter from the Q.G.A.‏
From: Flora Almeida Marlow | President: Quebec Goan Association

Dear Friends,

Greetings from the Quebec Goan Association.

Today being Mother's day in Canada. I would like to wish all our Mothers a very happy and special day. May God bless you with strength, wisdom and good health so we Mothers, can accomplish through our God given talents his mission for us on this earth.


Oman Goan community’s May Queen 2014 pageant this weekend

Around 15,000 Goans currently live and work in the Sultanate, contributing in their own modest way to the economic development of their host country Oman.
Saturday 17th, May 2014 / 18:28 Written by Oman Observer in Features

The Indian Goan expatriate community’s May Queen pageant, billed as a highpoint in the community’s annual calendar of exciting social and cultural events, will be held this weekend at the Civil Aviation Club, Seeb. ‘May Queen 2014’ has been organised by the Goan Community of Oman (GCO), which is affiliated to the Indian Social Club (ISC). This year’s event seeks to build on the runaway success of last year’s pageant, which drew a capacity audience that included a significant chunk of non-Goans as well, attesting to the broad appeal of the pageant. At a pre-event press briefing held on Thursday, ISC Goan Wing Convener Ansalmo Goes said the organisers hope to attract in excess of 650 people to this the upcoming show on Friday at 7pm.

Doha: Kuwait Based Christabelle Santos Crowned GWA's 14th May Queen

Qatar, 20 May 2014: Doha was on its feet well in to the night of Thursday May 8 as the Goan Welfare Association hosted its annual May Queen Ball.


A detention camp in the Negev desert. Full of Christians
Vatican News

Holot - In the Negev desert there is a detention center with more than two thousand prisoners, mostly of Christian faith. We are talking about the center of Holot, where Eritreans and Sudanese who arrive in Israel, having escaped from their countries of origin, are locked up. On 15 May, a delegation of 13 members of the Pastoral Care for Migrants of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, led by Patriarchal Vicar Fr. David Neuhaus visited the center to gather evidence and information on the living conditions of detainees. Only two members of the delegation were granted access to detention facilities. But the report of the visit, reported by the official media of the Latin Patriarchate and sent to Fides Agency, still manages to convey a vivid image of the days spent with the inmates.

News Clips from Goa

South Goa polls: BJP used development card, Cong failed to develop positive agenda
Times of India

MARGAO: While most political pundits had shied away from predicting the results of the South Goa elections citing "silent votes", chief minister ... Click here to read more

Gujaratis in Goa celebrate Modi victory
Times of India

PANAJI: Families enjoying their Sunday evening by the beach and groups of young and old chatting away, will have a free flow of tea on offer at ...Click here to read more

Goa hopes for a ministerial berth Page News/Goa-hopes-for-a-ministeria...
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PANJIM: After a stellar performance by the BJP in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections and comfortably crossing the magic 272 figure on its own, ...Click here to read more

Mango varieties 'fading out' for lack of market
Times of India

The Indian council of agricultural research (ICAR), Old Goa, has preserved the germ plasm (protoplasm of germ cells containing chromosomes) of ...Click here to read more

Goa drug mafia will be probed, says BJP MP - Yahoo News Singapore
Panaji, May 18 (IANS) Goa's drug mafia may have a reason to be cautious. Re-elected North Goa BJP MP Shripad Naik will insist that a central ...Click here to read more

Moving To Goa
— By Sumeet Naik, May 18, 2014 12:06 am

In part personal memoir and travelogue, in part an insightful look at Goan history and society, this book portrays Goa with all its paradoxes and problems

Moving To Goa-Katharina Kakar
Penguin Viking Pages: 240;Price: Rs 499

When you come across terms like Rendeir, Nustiyachi Koddi, Sola, Devchar, Peram, Chabkuri Mui…you are either in Goa or reading the book ‘Moving To Goa’ by Katharina Kakar.

Known for its scenic beauty and hospitality, Goa has always been a dream destination for many. In the past couple of decades, this tiny but progressive coastal State, has become a permanent residence of many non-Goans, just like the author of this book.

Leaving the hustle bustle of Delhi along with her husband Sudhir Kakar, a psychoanalyst and writer, to a cozy village of Benaulim, Kakar made Goa her own State.


Garbage treatment plant near Old Goa raises a stink
Press Trust of India | Panaji May 17, 2014

A proposed garbage treatment plant near world-famous monuments in Goa, which are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India and visited by a large number of tourists, has drawn opposition from the locals.


Goa Tourism unveils new brand logo at Arabian Travel Market 2014
By Rashmi Pradhan | Dubai\

Draws focus to MICE, Wellness and Monsoon segments

Goa Tourism has unveiled a new brand logo, for the first time on an international platform—at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2014 in Dubai. The new logo is an ambigram of Goa, with a brand line ‘Kenna …, Kenna…’. At the recently concluded ATM, Goa Tourism showcased the state as a MICE, Wellness and Monsoon Tourism destination.


Chowgule's, St Xavier's get 'A' grade from NAAC again
TNN | May 19, 2014, 01.51 AM IST

Panaji: Smt Parvatibai Chowgule College of Margao and St Xavier's College of Mapusa were both able to retain their 'A' grades, when the standing committee of National Assessment and Accreditation Council, (NAAC), Bangalore, declared results of its re-accreditation process recently.

News Clips from India

Catholic Bishops Voice Hope for India’s New Government

According to India’s bishops, the landslide victory by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies is not a threat to Catholics and other Christians.
by Cna/Ewtn News 05/20/2014

Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.
– Wikimedia Commons

New Delhi — Catholic bishops in India have said they have nothing to fear from the country’s new government, following the landside success of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies.


Bishops hope new government will uphold secularism
Posted on May 20, 2014, 8:15 AM | (Photo courtesy:

The Catholic body advised Congress party to learn from experience.

Thiruvananthapuram: The top body of Catholic bishops in India has congratulated National Democratic Alliance, led by BJP, on its thumping win in the general elections, hoping that the new government will uphold eternal values and secularism in making India a great nation.


Gandhi relics on display, Gandhi Museum gets new website
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | May 18, 2014 9:33 pm


The website has compiled various documents and resources under classified categories to provide people with maximum information.

Razor, fountain pens, spectacles used by Mahatma Gandhi and bangles, vermilion, shawl and jacket used by Kasturba Gandhi from 1942 to 1948 were put on exhibition by National Gandhi Museum, on the occasion of International Museum Day on Sunday.


Singapore's IHC to host exhibitions on Indian culture
PTI | May 20, 2014, 14.05 pm IST

Singapore: Singapore's Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) is working with India to collaborate and host exhibitions on trade and culture of early Indian settlers when the USD 9.69-million centre opens early next year.

"We are in dialogue with the Indian government on such collaborations," Dr Gauri Krishnan, Centre Director at IHC, said. IHC is working on having a wide range of showcase pieces, reflecting Indian history in the South East Asian region.


Volkswagen plans engine assembly in India; to increase localisation
By PTI | 20 May, 2014, 03.27PM IST

German auto giant Volkswagen is considering assembling certain engines in India, with key components produced in the country.

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New Delhi: German auto giant Volkswagen is considering assembling certain engines in India, with key components produced in the country, as it aims to achieve up to 90 per cent localisation within a few years.



+ Jimmy Fernandes
Sun May 25 12:00:00

21 May, 2014: Benaulim, Goa - Jimmy Fernandes, ex-Nairobi, passed away peacefully in his sleep.   Loving son of the late Caetano and Rosada Fernandes, brother/brother-in-law of Danny/Bridget,Ireland, Hilary/Elsie,Toronto, Leo,Toronto, and Nereus/Joan, Germany.  Cousin of Jane/late Mike Fernandes and Filo/Bee Fernandes,  

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The Nairobi South Cemetery was established in 1899 when the Uganda Railway moved its headquarters from Mombasa to Nairobi. It is a little rectangle south of the Railway Golf Club off the Uhuru Highway. It consists of 3 parts viz. War Graves, Jewish Cemetery and a Christian Cemetery. It is in the Christian part that there are about 150 Goans buried. The cemetery was gazetted as a “Heritage Site” on 24th September,2009. However, while this protects the site from “land grabbers”, the maintenance, is the responsibility of the “Community” viz Nairobi City Council and us.


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Goa Retirees - Keep the Dates Free‏
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  • 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

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June, 7, 2014
Wananchi wa Kenya
Annual Kenya Nite 2014
Magical Kenya
St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre
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CLR Picnic
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CLR Social
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Health & Wellness

Health Canada Approves Use of Saccharin in Some Foods, Offering Benefits for Weight Loss and Diabetes Control

Atlanta, May 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian consumers can now enjoy the benefits of sugar-free chewing gum, desserts, and other consumer products sweetened with the zero calorie sweetener saccharin. On April 24, 2014, Health Canada, the regulatory body in charge of approving food ingredients and improving the lives of Canadians, approved the use of saccharin and its salts in several food categories. Canadians looking to reduce calories or those with diabetes monitoring blood sugar will soon be able to find saccharin on the label of some foods in Canada.


Improving Health By Design Report Highlights Need to Improve Public Health Through Active City and Transit Planning

Toronto, ON. (May 14, 2014) – A new report released today entitled Improving Health by Design in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area (GTHA) revealed that improvements in the ways communities are designed and integrate public transportation would result in the prevention of over 300 premature deaths and over 1,000 cases of diabetes each year across the GTHA. The report is the result of an important collaboration by the medical officers of health for Toronto, Peel, Simcoe Muskoka and Hamilton.


Most Canadians Want To Keep Door-To-Door Delivery

'Save door-to-door' lawn sign are springing up on Winnipeg lawns and streets throughout the country. Photo credit: Jonah O'Neil (CNW Group/Canadian Union of Postal Workers)

Ottawa, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Post's plan to cut door-to-door delivery is getting the thumbs down from most Canadians, a new poll has found.

60% of respondents to a Stratcom survey* oppose Canada Post's plan to replace door-to-door delivery with delivery to a community mailbox.

"The public outcry began the moment these cuts were announced by Canada Post and approved by the Conservatives," said Denis Lemelin, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. "'Lawn signs are going up all across the country. People are organizing. Municipalities are taking action."

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