Towards a Better Goa

Babu Quenim - Managing Director, Mandovi Hotel
Goans are known worldwide for their rather ‘susegaad’ attitude, but have nonetheless excelled nation...
Rajendra Talak - Film Director
Time has come, where in each one of us should start contributing for the progress of Goa without any...
Floriano Lobo - General Secretary, Goa Su-Raj Party
I feel that GOA is at its highest drawback, ethnic Goanness having been diluted and is being dilute...
Prince Jacob - Tiatrist
The one that personally appeals to me is the thought process of Goans per say that has changed, wher...
Kevin D’Mello - Actor
I don't think so Goa has to do anything. It is blessed with everything. People love Goa the way it i...
Milroy Goes - Film Director
They can be the biggest drawback or the biggest strength but it is solely depends on the people of G...
Fr. Maverick Fernandes - Director, Caritas Goa
We can be a global destination portraying our uniqueness for as much that we can manage not beyond o...
Ricardo De Souza - Managing Director, Tito's Clubs
Most critical things which are in Goa s advantage are the fact we have a highly educated and talente...
Bhakti Kulkarni - Goa's Renowned Chess Player
I have never come across such mature culture as Goans have. It is typical mix of Catholic, Hindu, Ma...
Nitin Kunkolienkar - Vice President, Smartlink
Goa is not only beautiful place in the country but there are other destinations too, however GOANS u...
Claude Alvares - Environmentalist
Goa is a global destination without doing anything. Its natural beauty and its hospitable population...
Babu Quenim - Managing Director, Mandovi Hotel
Rajendra Talak - Film Director
Floriano Lobo - General Secretary, Goa Su-Raj Party...
Prince Jacob - Tiatrist
Kevin D’Mello - Actor
Bruno Coutinho - Former Indian Football Team Captain...
Milroy Goes - Film Director
Fr. Maverick Fernandes - Director, Caritas Goa
Ricardo De Souza - Managing Director, Tito's Clubs...
Bhakti Kulkarni - Goa's Renowned Chess Player
Nitin Kunkolienkar - Vice President, Smartlink
Claude Alvares - Environmentalist

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Ex-MP John Flays Navy’s Island Plans

Ex-Rajya Sabha Member John Fernandes flayed the Indian Navy’s proposal to acquire the two islands off Mormugao and said that this was because the Navy considers Goa to be a holiday posting.
John Fernandes who was a member of the Parliamentary Civil Aviation Consultative Committee said that the Navy was seeking to acquire more and more land in Goa in the name of security but actually using it to erect offices and even rest houses to be used by the senior officials of the navy.
If security was the real concern then why is the Navy also not seeking control of the islands off the coast of Malwan, Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra State, he wondered.

“While the Navy is turning a blind eye to the unprotected Indian territory in Lakshadweep and Andamans which are often encroached upon by foreign nationals, it is over enthusiastic about land in Goa,” he said.
He recalled that the Navy had earlier sought to acquired land at Dona Paula belonging to the Church and dropped the idea only after there were strong protests. “Today a school is set up on that land which is helping the local population,” he said
John Fernandes also pointed out how the Navy refused to honour its commitments to return land in its possession to civilian authorities. He recalled that the defense forces were allotted huge tract of land at Bambolim on condition that they would vacate the land occupied by them in Panjim and Altinho. “While they took possession of the land at Bambolim, they have not relinquished the land in their possession at Panjim and Altinho,” he said.
Similarly the Navy is not wiling to surrender the land earlier used as a shooting range at Cavelossim even though it is no longer useful to them.
John Fernandes also pointed out that though the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in the 90s had accepted the proposal for joint command of airspace by civil and defence forces, the same is not yet implemented as a result of which incidents like sending back flights as happened on 30th September occur at Dabolim.

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GTDC owes us money; Govt Officials Are Real Rot: Champions Group Chairman

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GoaChronicle.com in its third-part of the expose on Champions Group (CG) and its Chairman Subhakar Rao - Wanted Man in USA exposes details of the corruption in GTDC & Village Panchayats of Divar & Cavelossim in words of CG Chairman in emails to GoaChronicle.com, founder, Savio Rodrigues...

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Hot Seat

Reform or Leave Congress: Fernandes

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Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President, John Fernandes in the GoaChronicle.com Hot Seat.

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