letter to Director of Tourism Goa on responsible shack policy

Shack Owners Welfare Society (SOWS) (An affiliate of Centre for Responsible Tourism, Caritas-Goa and the Council for Social Justice and Peace) Institute Piedade, Opposite Captain of Ports, Panjim Tel: 9823018901, E-Mail: cruzcardozo@refdiffmail.com   Ref: SOWS/DOT/Govt-Goa/29-8-12-97 TO: The Director of Tourism Government of Goa Panjim GOA 29 Aug. 12 Dear Sir, RE: Shack Owners Welfare Society…

Press Release: reaction to GCZMA announcement

Shack Owners Welfare Society (SOWS) (An affiliate of Centre for Responsible Tourism, Caritas-Goa and the Council for Social Justice and Peace) Institute Piedade, Opposite Captain of Ports, Panjim Tel: 9823018901, E-Mail: cruzcardozo@refdiffmail.com   Press Release In the September 14 issue of “Herald” we, the Shack Owners Welfare Society (SOWS)[1] have read with great surprise that…

Memorandum to CM – Goa Shack Policy for tourist season 2012-2013

Shack Owners Welfare Society (SOWS) (An affiliate of Centre for Responsible Tourism, Caritas-Goa and the Council for Social Justice and Peace) Institute Piedade, Opposite Captain of Ports, Panjim Tel: 9823018901, E-Mail: cruzcardozo@refdiffmail.com Ref: SOWS/CM/Govt-Goa/06-09-12-98   TO: Mr Manohar Parrikar The Chief Minister, Government of Goa Porvorim GOA 06 September 2012   Dear Sir,   Subject:…

Memorandum to Michael D’Souza – Member Sec. Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority

Shack Owners Welfare Society (SOWS) (An affiliate of Centre for Responsible Tourism, Caritas-Goa and the Council for Social Justice and Peace) Institute Piedade, Opposite Captain of Ports, Panjim Tel: 9823018901, E-Mail: cruzcardozo@refdiffmail.com     Memorandum   In the September 14 issue of “Herald” we, the Shack Owners Welfare Society (SOWS) it was reported that the…

Seminar flays police action on Vasco ,Goa madrassa

A seminar on positive politics to empower marginalized sections of the society held at the Ravindra Bhavan here by the Popular Front of India in collaboration with Citizens Welfare Front saw speakers criticizing the recent police action against the Vasco madrassa and demanding a burial ground for the Muslim community in Margao. Director Alternatives, Ranjan Solomon created a flutter…

Round table on SEZ in Goa

Concerned citizens and citizens’ organizations representing various sections of society today unanimously expressed their concerns about the implications of having foreign enclaves within local territory in the guise of special economic zones. The meeting saw the convergence of concerns of various organizations including the Tribes of Goa, Bailancho Saad, Alternatives, Peaceful Society, PMCA (People’s Movement…

Shack Owner’s society march to CRZ office to protest non-allotment of shacks in Goa

TEAM HERALD CALANGUTE Shack owners on Friday marched to the office of Science and Technology at Saligao-Pilerne in protest against non-allotment of shacks at Baga, Mandrem and other beaches in the State. Goa Shack Owners Welfare Society General Secretary John Lobo, Cruz Cardozo, Centre for Responsible Tourism Director Fr Maverick Fernandes, Ranjan Solomon and hundreds…

The Interfaith Youth Summer Institute

Interfaith Youth Summer Institute (IYSI) 16 June 2009  The Interfaith Youth Summer Institute began with fifty youth representing Bahai, Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Buddhist faiths at the Pilar Retreat Center in Goa. The programme began with interfaith worship prepared by the delegates from various religious backgrounds. It was refreshing to see representatives of different religions…