Sunday , 26 May 2019


Goa Must Boost Its Marine Export

Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar would like a ban imposed on marine product export from Goa in order to make fish cheaper for Goans. His idea is more a rhetoric for the consumption of Goans than churning of any serious proposal to ban marine product export. First of all, he will have to examine whether a state can impose a state-specific ... Read More »

At God’s Mercy On Goa Ferryboat

AROUND 120 ferry passengers commuting between Panaji and Betim experienced a nightmarish situation on Thursday evening after the ferryboat in which they were crossing the River Mandovi developed a technical snag and drifted toward the Arabian Sea. While 90 of the passengers were rescued after more than an hour, 35 others who had their vehicles on board had to stay ... Read More »

Making Fish Cheaper For Goan Consumers

FISHERIES Minister Vinod Palyekar is considering transfer of a part of the fuel subsidy given to trawler owners to consumers to make fish available at cheaper rates.  The government is driven to think of that as, though a total subsidy of more than Rs 100 crore has been released to trawler owners in the last five years, fish prices have ... Read More »

A Dogfight Over Bones Of Power

All does not appear to be well within the ruling state coalition, particularly between the two junior partners, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Goa Forward Party (GFP). Read More »

Land Conversions And Threat To Goan Identity

Town and Country Planning Minister Vijay Sardessai says land dealers, mostly from other states, are buying agricultural land in lakhs of square metres in Goa’s villages and getting them illegally converted in collusion with officials of his department. Read More »

Protecting The Elderly From Family Violence

A report published in this newspaper on Monday presents an alarming picture of violence against the elderly in Salcete. This is something generally not talked about at social gatherings, public meetings or in the media.  The elderly are subjected to violence for not giving away property or money to the younger persons in the family as they dictate them to do. ... Read More »

Unfulfilled Dreams Of Goa’s Tribals

Education has proved to be a great social equaliser for the Gawdas and other tribals, including the Goan Christian Gawda community in the state. Gawdas were once the mainstay of the labour force in the state. Read More »

Vice Chancellor Must Wake Up To Forgery

The judicial magistrate first class, Panaji, has ordered the police to register a first information report against Goa University librarian V Gopakumar for securing his appointment on forged certificates, together with some university officials who were responsible for his appointment. Read More »

Beware Of China’s One Belt, One Road

India’s opposition to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative has received further boost with the US expressing reservations about it. India has been primarily opposed to the initiative because it includes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Read More »