ON APRIL 5, 2006 news trickled in of the sad and untimely death of a smiling face and a kind soul, who was part of our village for two score years and more.
Alfie, Saligao will miss you! Alfred Vincent de Souza (or, just Alfie to most) played with us, worked for the village, was active in following Saligaonet and often giving his quiet feedback on issues raised on it. He dreamt of a better village that held out a pleasant childhood for all our kids.
I am searching for my families roots / history. We come from saligao, from a vado called tabrovado... well my grand parents are Theophilus and Cecelia Cordeiro. I am the niece of the famous Lorna Cordeiro. I just know of my immediate cousins but would like to research and know of my ancestors and how they got here.
Please, if anyone can shed some light please email me or simply reply to this thread.
Hi!I must say that i feel so proud to be part of the Remedios family!My father and all 4 of his siblings were born and brought up in Kotkatta formerly known as Calcutta.So i must say that the Remedios' have their branches everywhere!
Well anyway i would love to trace back my family roots if some1 could help me.Here are some of my family details.
Grandfather-the late John Remedios
Grandmother- Alzira Remedios
SALIGAO, May 14: Saligao Civic and Consumers Cell is struggling to get volunteers and energies to keep it going, but it obviously has tonnes of issues to take up. This emerged at the monthly meeting of the volunteer-group, registered as a society in Goa, at the village today.
From rainwater drains and 'vaus' (tiny streams) filled with garbage, to a decent Saligao-via-Porvorim-to-Panjim bus service to Panjim, the functioning of local self-government, and the plastic-waste boom... these and a large number of other issues are crying for attention.
Here's a PDF file that contains part of the voters' roll in Saligao. It covers the following localities -- Tabrawaddo (near the cross), Don Vaddo (near 'Valentine' Chapel), Tabra Vaddo (near Vetal temple) and Sonarbhat.
You can also check your name in the election roll (if it exists). http://electionsgoa.nic.in has complete Electoral Roll details (with voters name/age/house number etc.) online. If you wish to search for your name type the following in www.google.com:
firstname surname site:http://electionsgoa.nic.in
This is what Blaise Costabir (Alfie's brother-in-law and Clare's husband) sent in to us: I too am stunned by the events of the passed few days, guess the fact that things had to be done kept me occupied and the fact has still to sink in, it is unbelievable that Alfred is no more. I spoke to him last at around 7 pm just before I left work. At 7.20 I spoke to Clare who was with him. We decided since Bearnadette was around she would come home and I would go there for the night.
Saligao United in Dubai is to hold a small get-together for villagers living in the UAE on the afternoon of Friday, May 5, to celebrate the feast of Mae de Deus (which falls on Sunday May 7 this year).
Plans include a thanksgiving mass at St. Mary's Church at 10 a.m. followed by a social gathering at a venue to be announced soon.
Organisers told Saligao403511: "We would like to invite all Saligao Villagers living in the UAE to join us in the celebration on this auspicious occasion. Please convey this message to any other Ssaligao villagers living in the UAE you may be aware of and also send us their details such as full name, vaddo, contact telephone or fax numbers, e-mail
[By Zelma K. De Souza | Abu Dhabi] Okay, guys and girls, I think you have managed to get me to the keys on my keyboard and start typing a few lines, especially now that Grace, my batchmate at Lourdes Convent, has written in.
When I saw Rico's email recently asking "who is next", I said "Me". But that was not to be, since I was a bit tied up, at work. But after having read the school stories from Grace, I must say she made me laugh.
Regret to inform the death of a popular figure in our part of Saligao: Jaivant, who long served as the peon at the Lourdes Convent. Many of us would remember him.
Jaivant, whose name was often pronounced as Zoivont, was recently suffering from a kidney failure. He was active till recently in the school, and many of us grew up seeing him in its environs on a daily basis.
Our condolences to th
Saligao's civic and consumer cell had its meeting a fortnight ago. Sorry for not mentioning that earlier...
One of the issue that came up was about water billing. My neighbour Nicholas Sequeira mentioned that he got a whopping Rs 8000 bill for his water! Which is huge...
Others present felt that the meter was probably charging him for the air going through the, and had some technical solutions....
Saligao parish newsletter Maiecho Ulo/Mother's Call last page has a listing of the Mae de Deus church programmes and contacts. In case you're interested, it's as below.
Priests at the church are Fr Francisco Ataide (parish priest), Fr Carlisto Coelho (assistant parish priest), and there's Joaquim "Jack" Fernandes (office assistance) with seminarian Dylon D'Costa (regent).
Working hours are from 9 am to 12.30 pm on weekdays. The office remains closed on Sundays and holidays.
Programmes for the church are: Sundays 7 am, 8.30 am (English) and 9.30 am (children's mass), 5 pm (Hindi, on the last Saturday of the month). In St Anna's Chapel at 8.15 am. At Our Lady of Rosary Chapel at 7 am, and at St Cajetan's Chapel at 7.30 am.
SCCC is the Saligao Civic and Consumer Cell, which can be contacted at this address: House No 6/49, Sonarbhat, PO Saligao, Bardez, Goa 403511. They're active in taking up a number of civic and consumer issues in Saligao.
Recently, the SCCC put out a sheet of some useful phone contacts, including of their active members: Nicholas Sequeira (president, 2278624, 9823088624), Lawrence Nazareth (vice president 2409641, 9822154256), Joseph Nazareth (general secretary, 2409284), Constantino Rodrigues (joint secretary, 2278443), Joseph Remedios (treasurer, 3956347), Arun G Sawant (member, 9822182950) and Ms Malvi Tayaji (member). Saligao's code for land-lines is 0091.832 and for mobiles it's 0091.
This forum could be the place for dicussing future strategy for this site. This is a wonderful effort, but I've seen umpteen community sites come down because of lack of participation and lack of strategy. Please pour in your comments and suggestions.
Here's a 'to do' list: * Nominate various teams (technical, editorial etc) * Is this a permanent domain? * We need a "definition" for saligao.goa-india.org (and perhaps a more friendly domain name too).
Instead of hitching his fate to the fortunes of the unpredictable -- and overcrowded -- tourism sector, he now drives on the less beaten track.
Its really nice to see this community site. It’s a little young, but I guess it’ll gather “critical mass” in some time.
Saligao has changed -- a lot. It's totally different from what it was in the 80’s. And the only thing which is constant in the Universe is change.
What we can however do is adapt to the changes. The worst thing which can happen to a community is lack of belongingness. That’s what you see in the metro’s today people do not even know their next door neighbors.
Here's a list of the ten best and the ten worst things that happened to the village in my two-score-and-two lifetime:
Ten best things that happened to Saligao in my lifetime:
* Education expansion. Lourdes Convent is shaping up well, more can be done.
* Speedy improvement in telecom infrastructure.
* Increasing involvement of diaspora in village activities.
* Greener hills around Saligao; though monoculture was avoidable.
* Electrification of the village in the 'sixties and 'seventies.
* Return of skilled villagers, entry of skilled others.
* Attempts to offer some health-care facilities in Saligao itself.
Know of any good Saligao links? Send them across, and we can have them up on the homepage...
And yesterday, I got a call saying that broadband was "coming to Saligao" in two months time. Strange! Earlier, we were told the wait would end within three weeks. And that was itself almost three weeks ago! Muriel has just written in to say: "A Mr Sidarth from the Telephone Department Mapusa (Opp the old St Mary's School), informs me that broadband is coming soon to Saligao. If you apply before 31st March the installation charges of Rs 250 will be waved off. With Braodband they also have a minimum rental plan for land lines, he said."
An accident was reported yesterday (February 18, 2006) along the main CHOGM Road at Sangolda, our neighbouring village. While driving to Panjim for the weekly outing, Riza (7) and myself noticed the mishap. Later at night, we learnt from Goanetter Cip Fernandes of Arpora that the mishap had killed the parish priest of Nagoa-Arpora (which earlier used to be Saligao's church too, till a little over a 130 years ago). Now, the newspapers have reported that Robert Menezes (40) was also injured in the accident.
Below is a summary put out on today's Goanet News Bytes.
Others in the top-ten listings are the Saligao page on the Amchegoa site, the Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre at Saligao, a VirtualTourist.com link, Lourdes Convent Alumni mailing list, some news reports, and even a couple of posts by Annette and others from the SaligaoNet mailing list.
Lourdes Convent, at Sonarbhat, celebrates its diamond jubilee. On the occasion, the school came out with a souvenir. which contained some writing from the young ones.
While going through the February 2006 issue of the Goa Today, I came across a listing of three deaths in Saligao. Some on our list would surely know the departed persons, or their family.
[Effie and the late Emmie were in school with us. Cedric Emar de Souza came from a prominent family in the village and was known to my family. Mrs Caldeira lived at Donvaddo, and her grand-daughter was my daughter Riza's friend, when they were in play-school together...]
* CAETANO ANTONIO REMEDIOS died on January 23, 2006, husband of late Apolonia, father of late Emmie, Effie/Suresh.
* CEDRIC MICHAEL ROSARIO EMAR DE SOUZA died on December 30, 2005, son of late Thome Emar de Souza and late Lira Prisc de Souza, brother/brother-in law of Blandina/Alfredo Araujo & Steven.
We've just launched this Civicspace-based site, and hope to keep it going as a cyber-infopoint for Saligao. The goal is to complement the earlier Saligao Tinto website on Goacom.org and also the Saligaonet mailing list.
Thanks indeed to a very big way to Derek Cordeiro, out young techie who gave excellent advice and did all the tech work to make this happen. Also to Chris in the UK, for making this venture possible and within reach!
Gomantak Times is reporting about problems with the electoral rolls in the Saligao constitutency, represented by incumbent deputy chief minister Dr Wilfred de Souza:
Willy has an identity crisis in Saligao
PANJIM: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Wilfred de Souza has an identity crisis in Saligao. He does not know where he belong and what is his election photo identity card (EPIC) number, thanks to bungling during the intensive revision of electoral rolls.
Speaking to reporters, Dr de Souza alleged that there were lot of discrepancies in the draft rolls, and demanded that the election office should do a fresh enumeration in Saligao.