Saturday, July 08, 2006

The GoanVoice, UK e-newsletter brought out the University College London former engineering librarian Eddie Fernandes of the UK continues to have a number of interesting Goa/Goan-related stories amidst its bytes.

Including: links to a 2000 interview with former Goan beauty queen Reita Faria (videoclip) and photographs of her.

GoanVoice said: "When contacted this week, Reita Faria Powell confirmed that she was born in Bombay and that her ancestral village is Tivim, Goa. She also revealed that she and David are extremely proud of their 5 grandchildren and enjoy every minute of the time spent with them."

There are also stories about Fiona Dias, CMO of Circuit City Stores, Inc; two Goans whose names got caught up in a terrorism trial; career coach Joseph D'Cruz in Canada (see profile here; a story about the Gama Rose business family and corruption charges in Kenya; Leander Paes in Wimbledon, and a lot of other stories...

There's even a story of a Goan, Steven Anthony DeSouza, accused of murder in Australia. Check out more details here. Warren Noronha has meanwhile been named the creative director of Milla (a clothing brand founded by the brothers Paul and Barry Dass in 2003, to "create a conceptual contemporary collection that featured subtle elements from their vast wealth of Indian craft and culture").