Goan Voice - UK
Marilyn Abreu, our Goan Voice rep in Goa has been working hammer and tongs to get the website ready in time for the launch which took place on Liberation Day, Thursday, 19 Dec. Check it out www.goanvoice.org.uk. A classified ads section will be added soon. The list of UK Goan Associations needs to be more comprehensive - please send in errors and omissions and include e-mail addresses and websites where possible. Events are listed a full year ahead. The What's New section on the Home page will be used to publicise any urgent news item. Please send your comments to
GoanVoice-UK@goanvoice.org.uk: 16 Dec. Maclean's (Canada). Immigrants how many is too many? Extract: A week after he arrived in Halifax by himself with a single suitcase and $50, Jerry Braganza had a job with a local travel agency. Nearly 30 years later, he owns his own agency, employs five people and generates $3million in annual sales. He was a Ugandan refugee of Indian descent in a British camp when Canadian officials interviewed him. And although Braganza was lonely at first, he and his wife Rita now have a lively circle of friends. "It was difficult but I had to get used to it," he says. "I had no other place to go." Photographs of Braganza with staff at his Aero World Travels agency in Halifax, and in 1970. http://www.macleans.ca/xta-doc2/2002/12/16/Cover/76915.shtml
GoanVoice-UK@goanvoice.org.uk: The Stage 12 Dec. Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children has been adapted by the Royal Shakespeare Company and runs at the Barbican Theatre from Jan. 18-Feb. 23. After that, the production tours to Aberdeen, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bath, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Norwich and Salford. The cast includes Tania Rodrigues and Neil D'Souza.
The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge presented a concert directed by Dr Richard Marlow at the Church of Assisi at Old Goa. Among the several compositions they presented, the hymn in Konkani which received huge applause from the audience. Times of India 17 Dec. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/xml/comp/articleshow?artid=31509079
Israel has expressed concern to India about the possibility of a terror attack in Goa during the New Year's Eve celebrations in which thousands of Israelis are expected to participate, official sources said. Indian Express 17 Dec. http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=17742#compstory
From Goan Voice UK (formerly Goanet-UK)
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