Saturday, February 14, 2009

Nuvem villagers smack of conspiracy in proposed bypass

A delegation of villagers of Nuvem and its surrounding areas on Thursday called on the PWD Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao to apprise him of the problems that the people are likely to face due to the proposed western bypass. The delegation led by Mr Sanjive Raiturkar, included around 200 people who are likely to get affected by the bypass.
The delegation pointed out that while the eastern bypass is already existing and could serve the purpose, the new western bypass will create a lot of hardship to the people as hundreds of houses are going to get affected. They also pointed out that as a result of the new western bypass, several low-lying areas in Mungul will also get submerged due to the land filling and added that the existing problem of flooding will only deteriorate.
They also suggested that a few stretches of the eastern bypass needs to be worked on and suggested that a new bridge could by constructed near Mandopa where a few houses are getting affected. They also alleged that the western bypass is being build to satisfy some builders. After a patient listening, Mr Alemao assured them of looking into the matter.

Senior town planner assistant forced to beat a hasty retreat

Senior town planner, Mr S T Puttaraju and his assistant had to make an exit from the Nuvem gram sabha, after the villagers refused to entertain the two officials from the Town and Country Planning Department.
The villagers were protesting against the TCP officials as they were hurt by the treatment meted out by them in the recent past.
Earlier, Mr Puttaraju and his assistant made a surprise entry into the gram sabha and were given a warm welcome by the acting sarpanch, Mr Menino Mascarenhas, however, the villagers, were not too happy and questioned Mr Mascarenhas, if the TCP officials have come on an official visit or was he invited for the gram sabha.
Even as the TCP officials were ready with the maps, the villagers refused to co-operate forcing Mr Puttaraju to make an unceremonious exit.
Prior to this, the gram sabha started on a fiery note as the villagers observed that the minutes were not recorded properly and that the secretary, Mr Custodio Faria was making notes in a separate book. The high voltage gram sabha continued as the villagers objected to the draft Regional Plan and the western bypass saying that it will take a heavy toll on the village and villagers.
The villagers decided to make their own plan at the village committee level as the village requires certain developments like water reservoir, etc., however, Mr Mascarenhas informed that the entire plan cannot be scrapped but a few changes can be suggested to the same to suit the village.
The gram sabha also demanded stop work order be issued to a housing project as it didn't have the required road, besides there other illegalities.
The villagers also took up the audit report and suggested that the questionnaire with regard to it be discussed in the next gram sabha as they have made several observations which needed to be discussed at length.
The gram sabha also wanted to know why the village panchayat has not tabled the budget proposals during the current gram sabha. To which, the sarpanch informed that the budget will be taken up in the next gram sabha.
As the villagers took up the issue of registration of migrants/tenants being registered in the village, the sarpanch told them that all migrants and tenants will be issued with photo-identity cards. The villagers also requested the panchayat to demarcate the village boundaries. They also wanted to know if the panchayat had disaster management and garbage disposal plans in place.
With regard to a garbage dumpsite, the villagers asked the panchayat body to find a suitable place for the same; however, the panchayat body was of the opinion that the villagers identify a suitable site to treat garbage. Further, the villagers also demanded transparency with regard to the display of hoardings in the village. They wanted to know as to how many licences have been issued and suggested that the advertisers display their licence numbers on the hoardings.

(The Navhind Times)

11 finalists for Miss Goa Contest to be held at Nuvem

PANAJI- A total of 11 finalists have been selected for the finals of the Miss Goa 2008-09 to be held on February 14, 2009 at Palavra le Jardin, NH17, Nuvem.
A total of 126 entries were received, informed Mr Romanch Mehta, the Mumbai-based choreographer.
The finalists include Ms Nalisha Natasha Carrasco, Ms Shweta Shetye, Ms Crystal Campos, Ms Ronda Martins, Ms Anjali Motwani, Ms Marylou De Mello, Ms Elaine Godinho, Ms Hazel Fatima D'Cruz, Ms Alzira Freedy Da�Costa, Ms Rohisha Tivrenkar and Ms Allison Tara D'Souza.
The event is sponsored by Budweiser.

A tearful farewell - Nazario Hilario Dias (Majorda)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Robberies in Nuvem

Robberies in Nuvem

Of late, there is a rise in thefts and robberies in Nuvem village and the Nuvem Civic and Consumer Forum is concerned and condemns the same. We urge the law enforcement agencies to kindly take note and come forth with measures like night patrolling, verifying details of tenants residing in the villages as in-migration is very much on the rise.

Recently there was a robbery at Murda Grande wherein the thieves decamped with valuables to the tune Rs l.76 lakh. Also, in the bank in the vicinity of the Panchayat premises, a senior citizen was cheated/robbed of his cash. Such incidents are rising day by day and the villagers are becoming very apprehensive of their security.

Olencio Fernandes, Nuvem

Letter to the Editor in Herald / 8-2-2009

Nuvem villagers oppose western bypass

Nuvem villagers oppose western bypass
MARGAO, FEB 8, 2009

The Nuvem village gram Sabha on Sunday demanded the scrapping of the proposed Western bypass passing through the village over houses and paddy fields.
Agitated gram Sabha members also demanded that the Regional Plan 2021 be scrapped due to the host of discrepancies in the plan.
The meeting also decided to ask the Panchayat body to approach local MLA and Power Minister, Alexio Sequeira to visit the Panchayat ghar and explain the proposal relating to the western bypass.
Gram Sabha members pointed out that the people had opposed the proposed highway in the past and wondered how the proposal has again surfaced on the Regional Plan.
The members apprehended that the proposed bypass would wipe out the entire Gorvetti ward of houses, fields and cattle rearing.
To allay the confusion on the proposed western bypass, the gram Sabha resolved to ask the Panchayat body to call on the Power Minister and seek clarification.
Acting Sarpanch Menino Mascarenhas later told Herald that the body would call on the local MLA by Tuesday on the issue. Replying to a question, he said the people would call on the Chief Minister if there is no response from the local MLA.
Since there were widespread discrepancies in the draft RP 2021, most of the members demanded that the plan be scrapped. The gram sabha meeting also deliberated on the commercial activities along the highway passing through the village, with many members demanding action against the illegal trade. Mascarenhas, however, said that the Panchayat body would think twice before cracking a whip since even locals are involved in commercial trade along the road.
A resolution was adopted to ask the Police to intensify patrolling in the village in view of the spurt in thefts and robberies.
Mascarenhas suggested for a survey of all migrants putting up in the village and to ask the land lords to submit a copy of the agreement with the tenants to the Panchayat body.

Carmel College's Outstanding Sportspersons of 2008

Sunday, February 8, 2009

In everloving memory of Ralph Gonsalves

One Year in the Lord's vineyard

In Everloving Memory of
Born: 11 July 1987
Died: 10 February 2008

With tearful eyes we watched you,and saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay,
Its lonesome here without you, We miss you so each day,
Our lives arent the same since you went away.
Each time we see your picture You seem to smile
and say "Dont cry, Im in God's keeping,
We'll meet again someday."

There will be a Eucharist celebration for the soul of our Ralph on Tuesday, 10th February 2009, at Mae de Deus Church, Majorda, Goa, at 7:30 am followed by prayers and blessing of the grave.

A Tribute of Love from:
Dad: Roque, Mom: Joyce,
Brother: Russell,
Sister/Bro-in-law: Janessa/Nazarius
& Niece: Narissa.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

IAM, Nuvem to hold food festival

IAM, Nuvem to hold food festival


The students of the Institute of Advance Management
(INDISMART Hotel School) Nuvem will be organizing a food festival
themed ‘Wonders of The World’ on February 6 and 7 from 7:30 pm onwards
at IAM INDISMART Woodbourne Resort Nuvem.

This event will display the signature dishes from the localities
of the 7 wonders of the world which consist of Indian, Chinese,
Jordanian, Italian, Mexican, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisines
with live entertainment.

For invitation passes contact General Manager Aditi Bajaj on 9823953582
Or Deputy General Manager Merwyn Pereira on 9881473313

Parish Youth Nuvem lift Nagoa Cup

PY Nuvem lift Nagoa Cup

PANJIM, FEB 2,2009

Parish Youth of Nuvem defeated Curtorim Gymkana 2-0 and lifted the Nagoa Panchayat Cup and Rs 15,000 in the finals of all-Goa football tournament organized by Pax of Nagoa Sports Club at Nagoa grounds on Sunday. They led 1-0 at the break.
The Sunday crowd was treated to some beautiful soccer with the Nuvem boys playing a tactical game. It once looked as if Curtorim Gymkana, the pre-final favourites, would outsmart Nuvem Youth but it proved incorrect as Nuvem gave a good account of themselves with Francis Noronha mesmerising the Curtorim defence. He even scored a brilliant goal in the 12th minute.
In the second half, Curtorim Gymkana played with renewed vigour and tried every trick in their book to level terms, but the defence of Nuvem Youth withstood Curtorim’s dangerous moves with ease.
With the supporters of both teams in full force, the game turned agressive with both the players trying to outwit each other, but somehow the Curtorim lads could not click as a team.
Nuvem Boys ,who came with a specific game plan ,further upset Curtorim scoring their second goal through Remy Colaco.
Earlier, a warm welcome was accorded to the chief guest, Power Minister, Aleixo Sequeira and the guest of honour, GFA spokesman and Executive Committee Member, Tonito Botelho, who is also the Chairman of Youth Football Development and AIFF’s Deputy.Chairman, Players’ Status Committee. Sarpanch,.Domingos Dias was also present.
Following prizes were awarded: Runners-up Curtorim - Trophy and Rs 10,000. Player of the tournament and man-of-the match - Francis Noronha. Best disciplined team - St.Sebastiao Boys of Murida. Best forward - Franky Martins of Curtorim Gymkana. Most promising player Stephen Baretto of Parish Youth of Nuvem.
Carmelino Machado, Pax of Nagoa President welcomed. General Secretary, Savio Pinto spoke. He asked that the ground should be handed over to the panchayat and that stands and dressing rooms be built and added that more land needed to be acquired so as to build the eastern stand.
A minute’s silence was observed in memory of Maxi Fernandes ,an ardent club member, who breathed his last recently.
Joe Dias, Cultural Secretary proposed the vote of thanks.

Congratulations to Albino Giovanni Gomes & to C.T. Gomes

A befitting achievement by our Goa United Boys who captured the hearts of all India Salgoankar Team and will be visiting to
show their magical game all the way to London Manchester and wishing them all the best in their future endeavours.

Albino Giovanni Gomes, son of our NKP president, C.T. Gomes, is one of the team members (Jersey # 20 in the picture) who
Will be guarding the goal.

May all the best of luck comes on their way all the time to keep them happy!

With best wishes from all our members of NKP.

Lino G. Fernandes
NKP – Kuwait