Social Issues


Fisheries Dept not serious about traditional Goan fisherman

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo today alleged the LED fishing and bull trawling ban is still not being implemented despite the law in place. Lobo along with Ports Minister Jayesh Salgaocar and Goenchya Ramponkaracho Ekvott today met Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar on the issue of LED Light as well as Bull […]

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Archaic rules prevent Panchayats from spending crores of rupees; Govt. must amend TCP Act for sustainable development

Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Wednesday called for long-pending administrative reforms in various government departments. Talking to reporters, he cited the plight of ‘Class 1’ panchayats like Calangute and Candolim which are unable to undertake public utility projects due to outdated administrative rules. “These panchayats have crores […]


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Police taking the law in their own hands is unacceptable

Stating that the assault of locals at the hands of police should not have happened, Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said he would write to the Director General of Police to look into the matter.  “There is no law and order problem in the State. But definitely, police taking the law […]


Amend the rules to tackle unruly tourists; Plan multi-level parking for Mapusa and Calangute

Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said there was a need to amend the rules to tackle unruly tourists who litter beaches with alcohol bottles. Lobo was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function for the reconstruction of a culvert and also widening and improvement of the […]

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Tourism Department is not a competent body to handle such technical work, which should be done by GWMC

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo and Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar are loggerhead over the contract to clean the garbage from the beaches. While Lobo has questioned Tourism Department’s competence to handle such contract, Ajgaonkar has said that his department would not budge to the pressures. The issue has finally landed in […]


If MMDR Act is not going to be amended, then how do we restart mining?

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will have to announce the future course of action the State intends to take to resume iron ore mining operations in Goa, which have been shut for the last nine months. Speaking to media persons, Lobo said Parrikar will shortly […]

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Reconsider Blanket Ban On Fish Imports; Staple Diet of Goans Affected

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo has demanded that random checks be conducted on fish consignments rather than having a blanket ban on import of fish in the State. “There can be stringent measures on the border to check whether the fish that is brought in the State is laced with chemicals. […]


Ronaldo statue through CSR and not from public money

In a bid to clear the air viz-a-viz the new Ronaldo circle at Calangute, Dy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo has clarified that the circle is being redesigned with help of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and not public money. Social media was abuzz with posts that the Ronaldo statue […]

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Lack of funds has delayed shelter for stray animals

The setting up of a shelter for stray animals in Calangute has been delayed because of lack of funds, said deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo. Speaking at the launch of a ‘rabies vaccination and sterilisation’ camp for stray dogs in Calangute, Lobo said land measuring 30,000  sqm belonging […]