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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GBE’s Diwali Gift to Police

GBE’s Diwali Gift to Police

Top police officials hailed it as a rare gesture that was bound to be a morale booster as Ganv Bhavancho Ekvott not only painted the police outpost at Chandor but also provided some basic amenities to the police personnel posted there. GBE painted the entire façade of the outpost with the yellow and white paint of the erstwhile Portuguese regime and also offered five mattresses and pillows along with one water filter to the staff. The two ceiling fans that are not working will be replaced shortly. The entire cost of painting the outpost that was Rs 18,000, cost of the mattresses and pillows which was Rs. 20,000, the water filter that was purchased for Rs. 1,700 and Rs. 4000 for the fans was paid by John Douglas Coutinho. “It is for the first time in my 28 year...

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Chandorkar say NO to State Highway

Chandorkar say NO to State Highway

An impressive crowd of residents of Chandor, Cavorim and Guirdolim gathered at a meeting in Chandor on Sunday 22/10/2017 in one voice opposed a State Highway passing through their historic village and further resolved to even come on the streets if need be. The meeting held in front of the Chandor Church had various speakers highlighting the problem that the people will face if the State Highway passes through the village and also how the state highway was not in the interest of the people but of the industrial sector. While welcoming the gathering Convener of the meeting Domnick Mendes asserted that the movement was totally a political without having any leanings towards any political party. History professor Vinok Kankonkar while pointing out that history of...

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Patwin Guirdolim Club President

Patwin Guirdolim Club President

The Guirdolim Club at its annual General Meeting yesterday unanimously elected the new Executive Committee with Patwin Fizardo as the president who was praised lavishly for the excellent work done by his as the committee member. Suresh Khandolkar who was elected as the treasure was also praised for his working in keeping the financial records of the club. Other office bearers elected are: Vice President – Gidwan Claudius D’Costa, General Secretary – Jose Antao, Asst Gen Secretary – Fabian Simoes, Asst. Treasurer – Adney Gonsalves, Sports Secretary – Glimson Fernandes, Asst Sports Secretary – Francisco Xavier D’Costa. The following were elected as executive committee members: Sonia Fernandes, Darwin Cardoso, Camilo D’Costa, Franky Rodrigues and...

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San Joao programme at Chandor

San Joao programme at Chandor

At Chandor a huge crowd was present for the celebration organized by the Church where there were various contests for the different Basic Christian Communities more commonly known as somudais. A march past was held with each somudai participating in it where members wore colour co-ordinated clothes and some members of the somudai in the group would regularly hit the pido on the ground shouting San Joao. While one somudai danced the march another did the kotti dance with young girls draping the kunbi saree in the normal style and not the kunbi style. Each somudai also carried an artistically painted umbrella as they were given a white umbrella and one hour to paint it. Mollam competition where palm leaf had to be weaved as was done in the past was quite...

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CLAFASIO, THE NEW MLA

CLAFASIO, THE NEW MLA

Clafasio Dias who was elected as the Member of Legislative Assembly from Cuncolim constituency by the lowest margin of 33 votes achieved this feat by taking a lead in 17 of the 42 polling booths despite ranking at number 4 position in the Cuncolim Municipal area. Clafasio led in all the 3 booths of Macasana, 4 booths of Chandor-Cavorim, 4 booths of Guirdolim, 4 booths of Paroda and the Government Primary School Panzorconnin East Wing and the booth at Village Panchayat of Ambaulim. In fact his victory is admirable because he proved that if the villages stick together, they can get their candidate elected. Former Minister Joaquim Alemao who lost narrowly was leading in 13 booths of which 12 were in the Cuncolim Municipal area and the only booth in a village to give...

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