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The Elections in Canada - 1
The four federal political leaders write essays in this week's TIME Magazine

TORONTO, May 23 /CNW/ - This week's issue of TIME Canada (May 31st, 2004 cover date, on newsstands now) contains a special 10-page report on the upcoming Canadian election. Prime Minister Paul Martin Essay (Excerpts): "I'm calling this election because I want to move Canada forward. We've been in office only five short months and we've accomplished much already. We've made government more accountable in spending taxpayer's money. We've restored the voice of members of Parliament so they have real influence in Ottawa. For full text click here.

Minority Workers Make 14.5% Less In Wages Than Their Mainstream Counterparts
From: http://www.weeklyvoice.com/CNews/?CNewsID=526450
Visible minorities, who comprised less than 11 per cent of the labour force on average between 1992 and 2001, accounted for a third of the labour force's contribution to Canada's real gross domestic product (GDP) growth annually, according to a Conference Board study released early this month. For full text click here.

Konkani Tiatr in Toronto
Chukh Review
By: Eugene Correia
Wed, 26 May 2004 21:12:16 -0700 (PDT)
Posted on Goanet

The article below is an excerpt from Goanet, and does not necessarily reflect the views of goanvoice.ca
Fatal error fails play that promised much
By Eugene Correia
A play that promised so much at the start proved to have committed a fatal error when it finally ended....
The play in itself was low-key and slow. It lacked vitality and punch and the story got disjointed after the intermission when three new characters were introduced .....
The drama was largely enjoyable because of the "sideshow", an integral part of Konkani dramas. ....
The... sidekicks, Cassy Alfonso (Indy) and Xavier Alfonso (Jones) add to the fun as lovers, with Cassy masquerading as a woman. And when the three came together a couple of times, they brought the house down. For full text click here.

The Survival of Konkani
Stephen Puddicombe reports
From CBC Radio
For many in India the clash between the old and new has turned into a fight over preservation. In the case of Bashkar Chandavarkar, the fight is over a language called Konkani.
For full text click here.

News Clips from Goa
by Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha

Sad Demise Of Fr Freddy & Felicio Cardozo
Goa grieves the loss of Rev Fr Freddy J da Costa, editor of Konkani monthly "Gulab", and Mr Felicio Cardozo, eminent Konkani writer and freedom fighter, who expired in a tragic accident last night while traveling to Hubli. The driver of the vehicle has been seriously injured. For full text click here. For a pictorial tribute to them see:

Exposition Panel
The Exposition of the holy relics of St Francis Xavier is scheduled to be held in Goa from 21 November 2004 to 2 January 2005. The core committee is headed by Transport Minister Pandurang Madkaikar. Other members are Bosco George, Exposition Commissioner, Allen D?Sa, Asst Exposition Commission, Sanjeet Rodrigues, Commissioner CCP, Director of Education Supdt Engineer, Circle V, Panaji or his representatives; and representatives of Arch Bishop and rector of Bom Jesus Basilica, Old Goa. (WE-GT)

Venkatesh Pai Raikar is no more
Noted writer and stage artist, Venkatesh Pai Raikar, expired at 2.30 pm on May 25, after a brief illness at his son?s residence at Cuncolim. He was 92. Late Raikar, who had fluency over Marathi and Konkani languages, translated a number of Portuguese works, mainly novels into Marathi, prominent among them being ?Teen Tarunee? (1942) from the original ?Tres Raparigas em Liberadade? by Amadeu de Fretas and ?Premvidei? from the original ?Doida de Amor? by Dr Antero de Figueredo.

Canada keen on Mopa airport
A Canadian trade delegation, led by a senior official of the Canadian department of foreign affairs, Mr Richard Dubace, has shown keen interest in involving in infrastructural projects in the state including the construction of the proposed international airport at Mopa in the Pernem taluka.

Monsoon likely over Goa soon
Even as recurrent pre-monsoon showers blunted the rigours of a harsh summer, the setting in of the southwest monsoon over Goa is likely during the next few days. Weathermen are loathe to state it officially but it is learnt that the monsoon has already advanced over some area of coastal Karnataka yesterday and Goa may not lag behind in experiencing the first showers of the wet season. While it has rained in one part of the State of the other since 5 May, the 19-day pre-monsoon spell may be the longest one in recent memory.

For listing of events in 2004 please click here

Goan Soccer League (Toronto)
For 2004 Events go to:http://www.goansoccer.com/gsl/index.php

Sunday May 30th, 2004
Event: The Feast of the Holy Spirit
Organised by Celebrated by the Villagers of Margao

Venue: International Banquet Hall
5835 Kennedy Road, Mississauga
(East of Kennedy/South of Britannia

Live Band "Shade" & DJ "Fatz"

For tickets contact:

Rosie Cabral 416-494-4540 Tony Fernandes 416-568-3289
Sara Ferrao 905-569-6609 Tony D'Cunha 905-567-6460
Ethena Silveira 905-785-1505

Saturday June 05th, 2004
Event: "Annual Walk A Thon"
9:00 a.m.
Lakeshore Promenade
(in Mississauga)
click here to view the map.
  • Free BBQ
  • Free refreshment
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Have a great time and help your brothers and sisters in need in our community

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Saturday June 12th, 2004
Event: Toronto Siolim Village Social
Taj Banquet Hall
4611, Steeles Avenue West
(just west of Hwy 400)
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m followed by the usual festivities. During dinner or thereabouts there will be a short performance by Portugese dancers/singers.
Band: Frederick Barretto (one-man)
Tickets: Adults
Youth ( 6 - 12yrs )
Under 6yrs free
Donation or gift for the raffle would be very welcome
Requests for tickets may be made to me by phone at 416 231 8751 or by email at
Cheque for tickets to be made out to SIOLIM ASSOCIATION and mailed to me at:
55, Fairlin Drive
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9B 4J4

Sunday June 13rd, 2004
Event: The Feast of St. Thomas 29th Annual Aldona Social
Claireport Place Banquet & Convention Centre65 Claireport Crescent, Etobicoke, OntarioMass: 12:00 p.m. sharpDance to the music of DJ Fatz
Tickets: (Purchased before May 27)
Adults: $27.00 Children: (ages 4 -12) $10.00 (3 and under free )
Tickets: (Purchased after May 28)
Adults: $37.00 Children: (ages 4 -12) $15.00
Appetizers Onion Bhajias/ Pakoras
Caldo Verde SoupVeal ParmagianShrimp MasalaHot & Spicy Chili Chicken Singapore Style NoodlesVegetable Fried RicePlain RiceEggplant Curry Tossed SaladRoast PotatoesItalian Mixed VegetablesVegetable TrayDinner rolls
Assorted Fruit Platter Caramel Pudding Pineapple Pluf Assorted Cakes Jello Coffee & Tea
Children's menu
Ticket Order
For further information contact:
Fiona Pinto-De Souza - President 905-278-1403
Trevor De Souza - Treasurer 416-497-4386
Click to download & print ticket order form.

Friday June 25th, 2004
Organised by G.O.A. Senior Young Adults & Young Adults
Time: 8:30 pm - 2:00 am -*BOAT SAILS 10:00pm SHARP*

GOA Summer Boat Cruise, an annual event that kicks off the TO summer.
This year, we will feature two DJ's, one spinning Reggae, Soca, Hip-Hop, while the other spins Retro & Top-40 Dance. Yes, folks, there is something for all ages! It's gonna be a blast!

OUTDOOR EVENT - The Boat sails on time, RAIN OR SHINE!!!
Dinner Included
Tickets : $25 Members $35 Guests
No Refunds, Advance tickets only! Cannot pick up tickets at the door!

Saturday June 26th, 2004
Event: Picnic
Organised by The Goan Overseas Association of Chicago
Via Veneto 6340 N.Lincoln Ave. Chicago.773-267-0888

Villagers of Navelim
Friday, August 6th, 2004
Event: Special Mass for the Deceased Relatives of Navelim Members......... Click for details
Saturday, November 20th, 2004
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary .....
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People Places and Things

Father Terence F. D?Souza -- Elevated to Monsignor
On April 30, 2004, in recognition of his outstanding priestly work, His Holiness Pope John Paul II appointed Fr. Terence F. D?Souza, Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Mississauga, Chaplain to His Holiness, with the title of ?Monsignor?. The investiture ceremony will take place on Monday, May 31 at St. Michael?s Cathedral, Toronto, and will be presided over by His Eminence Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic, Archbishop of Toronto.For full text click here.

Solar Water Purifier
While the western world can turn a tap for quality drinking water, it remains a fact of life that millions of people have only polluted water available to them. When an Australian physicist, John Ward, visited Zimbabwe some years ago and saw for himself the effect of such water on the health and life expectancy of young people in particular, he decided that he would develop a useful device that would give small families access to their own, self-made, pure drinking water.
John very quickly realised how difficult it would be to produce a portable, cheap to make and run device which would produce high quality drinking water from virtually any source of contaminated water, but seven years and half-a-million dollars later, he has. The Australian districts of the community service organisation Rotary International have now undertaken to establish processes to deliver the Solar Water Purifier into third world countries and areas that desperately need clean healthy water to sustain life. For full text click here.

Keeping Cool In India
Godrej, one of India's top refrigerator producers, is a central player in the Ecofrig project with its model Pentacool. For full text click here.


26 May. Siolim. JOSEPH GASPAL FERNANDES (Ex-Zanzibar). Beloved Husband of Rosemarie,Loving father of Gavin and Gary. Son of Santana/Anatilda; son-in-law of Marie/late Stanley D'Souza. Brother of Gregory/Helen, Sabina/Edwin, Steven/Yeadmin, Lolly/Coral, Ramona/Sunil and Roselyn/Patrick.

23rd May, Arusha Tanzania. LUCIANA LUDUVINA JOANA D'SOUZA (Ex -Navelim - Goa). Wife of late Timothy Edward D'Souza. Mother/Mother in law to Politano(Sanu) & Anthony(Tony)/Queenie D'souza of Arusha Transport - Arusha, Tessy/Alex Pereira & Judy/Oscar D'mello in Canada. Grand Mother to Claire, Jamie, Steve, Leslie, Keith, Alexia and Edwina. Condolence messages may be sent to:

20 May. Panjim. MARIA OLIVIA DA SILVA. Beloved wife of late Dr Antonio, mother of Manuela, Joachim Mascarenhas, late Casimiro, Ivonne/Eric Pinto (UK), sister/sister-in-law of late Crispino, late Antonio/Vilma, Melita, sister-in-law of Vitoria, late Luisa, Aninha/late Dennis (Canada), Amelia/late Patsy (Canada), grandmother of Hazel, Luana and Oswin.

09 May. Ribandar. FRANCISCO XAVIER JULIO MORAIS. Son of late George/Late Deliciosa. Beloved husband of Adelina, father of George(Tony)/Lorelle (Canada), Augusto/Gracy,Louis & Perpetual. Loving grandfather of Logan, Adela, Naomi and Gaynelle.

7th May. Mrs. WILFRED D'SOUZA (Philomena) passed away peacefully in her sleep. Wife of late Mr. Wilfred D'Souza, Mother of Sr. Andrea, Ossie, the late Eric, Wilma, Fr. Pelin, Lavina, Ivan, Kenneth & Placy.

Fond Memories and always in our thoughts
From: Edwin & Ivy De Souza
Ph Auckland (9) 817 5936
Ph Whangamata (7) 865 7044
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At the 27th Annual General Meeting held on March 28, 2004,the Quebec Goan Association elected the following Board of Directors for 2004-2005.
Austin de Souza President (514-626-8516 ­ )
Phyl Gomes Vice President (450-466-4469 ­ )
Maria de Souza Secretary (514-626-8516 ­ )
For Full text click here.

Voting While Abroad
Q: There's a federal election coming up, and I currently live abroad. Can I still vote?
A: You are eligible to have your name added to the NationalRegisterofElectors if you meet the following requirements:

  • you are a Canadian citizens 18 years of age or older;
  • you have been residing outside Canada for less than five consecutive years since your last visit home; and
  • you intend to resume residence in Canada.

Note: The five-year time limit does not apply to:

  • federal or provincial public servants posted abroad;
  • expatriate employees of international organizations to which Canada belongs and contributes;

Health & Wellness

Home Care For 100,000 More Ontarians, Improved Long-Term Care For Over 70,000 Seniors
OTTAWA, May 21 /CNW/ - Ontario's four-year Plan for Change will help more seniors stay in their own homes by delivering quality home care for an additional 100,000 Ontarians, said Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.
"Our population is growing and it's aging. We owe it to Ontarians to ensure that home care is there for our seniors and sick - for all of us should we need it," Premier McGuinty said.
The government plans to invest an additional $88 million in home care this year - rising to $448 million over the next four years.
"And when seniors can no longer stay in their own homes, they deserve long-term care that treats them with dignity and respect," said Premier. For full text click here.

Be aware of new car-jacking scheme
Imagine: You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. Then you lock all your doors, start the engine and shift into REVERSE. Habit!
You look into the rear-view window to back out of your parking space and you notice a piece of paper, some sort of advertisement stuck to your rear window.
So,you shift into PARK, unlock your doors and jump out of your vehicle to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view... when you reach the back of your car, that is when the car-jackers jump out of nowhere ... jump into your car and take off -- your engine was running, your purse is in the car, and they practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.
BE AWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME Just drive away and remove the paper that is stuck to your window later ... and be thankful that you read this email and that you forwarded it to your friends

Low-carb diet quicker way to lose weight - Less of Rice & Curry
From: www.chinaview.cn
BEIJING, May 18, (Xinhuanet) -- Two US studies have shown that cutting down on pasta, bread and potatoes is a quicker way to lose weight than eating fewer fatty foods. The first study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, was conducted on some 132 overweight volunteer adults in Philadelphia.
People on the "low-carb" diet, in which they ate less than 30 grams of carbohydrates a day, lost five to nine kilograms after six months. The volunteers who used the diet have not gained back the weight.
In the second study, which followed 120 overweight volunteers for six months, the low-carb dieters lost on average 12 kilograms, while the low-fat diet group lost on average 6 kilograms. But scientists warn that people with diabetes or hypertension should use a low-carb diet under a doctor's supervision and the diet should be combined with excercise. Enditem

Environmental benefits of healthy lawns often overlooked
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 14 /CNW/ - Across North America, more than 20 million acres of lawns have sprung back to life, providing a soft landing for kids at play, a blanket for families to picnic and a cushion for bare feet to roam.
Yet the greatest benefit of healthy grass - what it means to the environment - is one that is nearly always overlooked. Indeed, turf is about much more than aesthetics. For most urban communities, it's the foundation of the neighborhood's ecosystem. For full text click here.

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