Saturday, April 29, 2017
FIFA WORLD CUP FINALS 2014 by Stephen Dias, Dona Paula
Tuesday - Jul 15, 2014
Brazil could not reach the Finals and they had to be satisfied in 4th place after the bad losses. Final Match Germany vs Argentina and the score finally stood at 1-0 at the Estadium of Maracana Rio de Janeiro-Brazil aided by the referee from Italy Mr. Rizzoli who has performed an excellent job
THE POWER OF THE MEDIA by Jose Maria Miranda
Tuesday - Jul 15, 2014
The power and effectiveness of issues raised in the media was evident when the Govt. of Goa was constrained to cancel the infamous trip to Brazil of some of its Ministers and MLAs, proposed at the cost of our exchequer. Deeply embarrassed by the clamour raised on the eve of his trip to Goa, the PM promptly ordered the cancellation of the tour
BUT, 5-STAR TOURIST WASTE IS SWEET SMELLING ...! by Joao Barros-Pereira
Tuesday - Jul 15, 2014
I was surprised to read the complaints of the villagers of Cansaulim, Arossim, and Cuelim regarding the discharge of sewage as some of the hotels are 5-star, and the waste of these tourists is held to be sweet smelling, and so the villagers should not complain but consider it an honour because
SUPREME COURT RAPS GOVERNMENT ADVOCATE by Aires Rodrigues
Monday - Jul 14, 2014
Coming down heavily on the manner in which the Government advocate had misled the Rajasthan High Court, a deeply anguished bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice Anil Dave and Justice Dipak Misra in a very recent Judgment observed
CAN GOANS EVER EXPECT GOOD GOVERNANCE? by Jose Maria Miranda
Monday - Jul 14, 2014
Surely ruling a State, however, small it may be, is not an easy task. Still more difficult is providing the people with good governance. This is not alone because there is no unanimity even amongst us, leave alone the rulers, as to what constitutes good governance. It is primarily because there is no will on
WE NEED TO SAVE THE SUPREME COURT FROM BEING DISGRACED by Aires Rodrigues
Sunday - Jul 13, 2014
To date only five, namely Justices S.M. Sikri, S. Chandra Roy, Kuldip Singh, Santosh Hegde and Rohinton F. Nariman have been appointed as Supreme Court judges directly from amongst practicing advocates. Senior lawyer Uday U Lalit, who represented Prime Minister Narendra Modi's close aide and now BJP President Amit Shah in two high profile criminal cases, is likely to be elevated
GOA: HIV PLUS KIDS CHASED OUT OF SCHOOL, PARENTS WANT OTHERS GONE TOO by Mayabushan Nagvenkar
Saturday - Jul 12, 2014
Parents protesting against the admission of 13 HIV+ve students to Goa’s Fatima High School, in South Goa’s Rivona village, appear to have won round one. After being chased out from the school the students have been secretly admitted to another school in north Goa. But the fate of 23 other non-HIV students, who happened to cohabit with the 13 HIV+ve students at a Church-run Children’s home
COMBATING INJUSTICE by Aires Rodrigues
Saturday - Jul 12, 2014
No injustice whatsoever can be allowed. The government and the Chief Minister in particular are duty bound to crack down with an iron hand by nipping in the bud any unfairness. The government cannot remain a mere spectator and only rise from slumber after allowing the pain and agony of injustice to escalate
NO PEDAS AT ALVA’S SWEARING IN CEREMONY by Aires Rodrigues
Saturday - Jul 12, 2014
As the Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar had repeatedly accused the then AICC General Secretary Margaret Alva of being very corrupt and had on several times demanded a CBI probe against her. But now he has no choice but to embrace her as his Goa Governor despite the BJP at the centre. For Manohar Parrrikar after all those brickbats it will now be greeting and bowing down to Margaret Alva with flowers
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION UNDER THREAT? by Jose Maria Miranda
Saturday - Jul 12, 2014
The media is surely a powerful weapon that can, at times, compel Governments to reverse their improper or wrong decisions, which would have otherwise been adamantly pushed through. The electronic media is often extremely successful in their attempts to expose Governments’ failures and complicity on serious
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