Friday , 16 November 2018


Putting Goa’s Economy Back On Track

THE state government has banned recruitments in all its departments as well as government-aided corporations for a period of six months from November 23. The government had advertised hundreds of vacancies and the process of recruitment in some cases had reached final stages. Please like & share: Read More »

Palliative Measures Parsekar Must Take

DEMONETIZATION has severely affected tourism in the state, particularly small service providers. According to president of Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) Savio Messais, star hotels have not been affected owing to online bookings, but smaller hotels have been. Consumer spending at small establishments, including eateries, shacks, groceries, fruit vendors and casual garments has dipped. Industry captains are keeping ... Read More »

Pulls and Pressures On BJP-MGP Seat Sharing

WHILE the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party have decided to continue the alliance for 2017 elections, they both want Bicholim and Dabolim, constituencies not represented by either of them. Both claim strong, positive feedback from their workers. Either of the ruling alliance partners has set their eyes on increasing their presence in the state Assembly. The BJP ... Read More »

Ceiling on Number Of Beach Shacks

THE National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) has in an interim report suggested that only 33 per cent of beach stretches in Goa can be utilised for setting up shacks and recommended reduction in the number of shacks along  the Baga-Sinquerim beach stretch and at Ozrant beach by eight and five respectively. The NCSCM was entrusted with the task ... Read More »

Thinking on Flight Of Migrant Labour

The state government needs to take some innovative steps as demonetization affects labour-intensive businesses. Daily wage labourers have been finding less or no work as their regular and casual employers do not have enough cash to pay their wages. Please like & share: Read More »

Welcome Wanarmares Into Goan Society

The public outrage that followed the recent attack on the Wanarmare (monkey hunters) community at Nirankal, Ponda by local people has moved the government to get them voting rights, ration cards and solar power connection. Please like & share: Read More »

China’s One-Eyed Look on Terrorism

Recent statements of Chinese foreign ministry suggest a clear bias in favour of Pakistan with respect to its conflict with India. Although officially China has never supported Pakistan’s efforts to get the United Nations to intervene in the Kashmir dispute, it has at the same time never denounced Pakistan’s proxy war in Kashmir and “internationalizing” of the Kashmir dispute. China ... Read More »

Putting Cooperatives On the Profit Track

According to registrar of cooperative societies Meena Goltekar, the losses in the state’s cooperative sector in 2015-16 amounted to Rs 150 crore, of which Rs 80 crore is in the government-funded Sanjivani cooperative sugar factory alone. Please like & share: Read More »

Special Status Cane Is Squeezed Dry

With the Bharatiya Janata Party ruling out special status for Goa, the Congress has announced it will make it an issue in the upcoming Assembly elections. Special status has been promised to Goa by all parties, but the promise was never kept. The BJP promised it in the 2009 Lok Sabha, 2012 Assembly and 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The promise ... Read More »

Roadblocks to Full Resumption of Mining

Despite clearances, mining in the state has not picked up momentum. One reason is the cap of 20 million tonnes. Secondly, there is lower demand for low-grade iron ore in the international market, forcing mining firms to go slow on production. Besides, there are hosts of local issues like differences between mining companies and truck operators on ore transportation rates, ... Read More »