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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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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