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Chandorkar present wish list to new MLA

Chandorkar present wish list to new MLA

Residents of the twin villages of Chandor-Cavorim and Guirdolim presented a “wish list” to their new MLA Yuri Alemao when he visited his office at Chandor. The wish list has 12 concerning the jurisdiction of Chandor-Cavorim, 15 issues pertaining to Guirdolim and seven demands that are common to both the villages. The “wish list” was presented on behalf of the villagers by office bearers of four NGOs operating in the two villages namely Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott, Chandor Club, Guirdolim Club and Chandor Seamen’s Association. The common demands to the two villages include a very vehement “NO” to transportation of coal through the two villages which they said will make the villages a coal hub and they also demanded that movement of heavy vehicles be banned...

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Chandor Seamen’s Association founders and Brass Band players felicitated

Chandor Seamen’s Association founders and Brass Band players felicitated

The Chandor Seamen’s Association which was established on 15th August 1973, recently felicitated its founder members and also people from Chandor, Cavorim and Guirdolim playing the iconic brass instruments. The brass band instrumentalists felicitated were Faye Andrade, Venon Andrade, Olavo Fernandes, Oswin Fernandes, Austin Fernandes, Curciano Fernandes,Augusto Fernandes, Francis Fernandes, Joseph Fernandes, Philip Peixote, Digton Peixote, Honorato Colaco, Jancia da Silva, Presley Mark Mascarenhas and Joyrus Greger Mascarenhas. The founder members of the Association who were felicitated were Jose Mariano D’Costa, Geraldo Fernandes, Vital L Ferns, (Rosario Antao), (Paixao Rodrigues), Juliao Niclau Antao, (Antonio Francisco Roque Pereira), Joaquim Inacio J...

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CRZ fails to inspect river filling

CRZ fails to inspect river filling

Guirdolim and Chandor residents are upset with the Salcete Taluka Level Coastal Committee for its failure to carry out an inspection of CRZ violation in Guirdolim. Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott had complained to the Collector South that the railways had filled up a rivulet in Guirdolim and blocked its joining the Kushawati river. The complaint was forwarded to the Taluka Coastal Committee for necessary action by the Collector. Vide a letter dated 9th November Salcete Mamlatdar as Member Secretary of the Taluka Coastal Committee Salcete informed that the site. Inspection would be held on 12th November at 11 am. The large number of villagers gathered were sorely disappointed as the officials did not turn up. PWD officials who had come said the inspection cannot be done in...

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GBE gets a new committee

GBE gets a new committee

John Fernandes was unanimously elected President and Sita Antao the General Secretary of Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott, Chandor at the general body meeting held on Saturday. Maria Maccarenhas and Irene Antao were elected as Vice Presidents while Anand Shirodkar was retained as the Treasurer and Francis Coutinho was elected as the joint secretary. The following were elected as managing committee members: Basil Fernandes,Eslinda Henriques, Micheal Pereira,Serena Antao,Sebastiana Cardozo,and Fiel Dias As the outgoing President Julio Dsilva is sick and could not make it, his message was read out by Sita wherein he enumerated how GBE has changed the lives of the villagers and the functioning of the panchayat. The new President appealed to all members to continue the exemplary...

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Sonia’s achievement in defeat

Sonia’s achievement in defeat

While Bharatiya Janata Party’s may have won from Guirdolim at the Zilla Panchayat elections the actual victory lies with Sonia Fernandes who as the Congress candidate lost by only 593 votes in a constituency that was carved out to benefit the BJP. But there is no denying the fact that complacency amongst her supporters led to her downfall What is more significant is that the turncoat MLA Clafasio Dias has no reason absolutely to gloat and claim any credit in the victory as the three villages of his Cuncolim constituency rejected the BJP and it won only because of the votes polled in the two villages of neighbouring Quepem constituency. In the three villages of Cuncolim constituency namely Guirdolim, Chandor Cavorim and Paroda the Congress polled 2577 votes...

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Domnick re-elected Chandor Club President for third term

Domnick re-elected Chandor Club President for third term

The new Managing Committee of Chandor Club for the term 2018 to 2020 was elected unanimously today at the general body meeting with Domnick Mendes being elected President for the third consecutive year. Incidentally in 1992 Domnick was elected as the Chandor Club’s youngest managing committee member and since then has held various responsibilities that culminated in him getting elected as President in 2014. During his first tenure as President he completed and inaugurated the majestic club premises that cost over Rs. 2 crore and is today recognized as the best club house in Goa as it has a swimming pool and a gymnasium, besides a snack counter. During his second tenure he successfully launched the lotteries as a fund raising activity that in the last two years...

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