Social Issues


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 […]


How much are these people going to suffer? They have to be told whether mining will start or not. Some decision has to be taken

A defiant Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Monday said he cannot be cowed down and his visit to Delhi was only on the request of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. “Nobody can give me chabuk. The other day two MPs were sitting in front of me. I have given them chabuk. […]

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Govt. Has Failed To Provide Jobs For Youth

Goa BJP MLA and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo has lambasted his own coalition government for not doing enough to make government jobs available to the youth, claiming that people are “very disturbed” due to growing unemployment in the state. Lobo, who was one of the claimants to a ministerial berth […]


Candolim Lotus Pond, Smart Learning in Calangute and Social Media Panic

‘Nag Tollem’ at Candolim to get a facelift The scenic ‘Nag Tollem’ lotus pond, at Candolim, which has featured in several films is currently getting a makeover. Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said that the work has been undertaken by the water resources department (WRD) at a cost […]

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Opposition “misleading” the villagers on the conversion of fields and hills

Calangute MLA and NGPDA chairman Michael Lobo, on Saturday, hit out at the opposition for “misleading” the villagers on the conversion of fields and hills, as regard the settlement zones shown in the ODPs of Calangute and Candolim. Lobo was addressing a press conference to clarify on   how the opposition […]


Goans are reluctantly giving up Indian citizenship; create more jobs to stop the exodus

Criticizing vehemently his own government for failure to provide jobs to Goan youth, Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, on Monday, said that the issue of unemployment has remained to be ‘unresolved’ in the state. “While Labour and Employment Minister Rohan Khaunte was in the opposition, he used to […]

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Govt. has failed to rein in Gau Rakshaks; beef shortage hurting tourism

Deputy Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Wednesday that the BJP-led coalition government had failed beef eaters by not making it available in the state and not keeping cow vigilantes in check. “Some so-called cow protectors are standing at the border and blocking the […]


Break drug nexus in Goa; Arrest suppliers of contaminated fish

Break drug nexus Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Monday urged that there should be an investigation to check whether the State was being used as transit hub for exporting drugs and demanded that agencies should work together to break the drug nexus. “Recently drugs were seized at […]

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“We cannot supply adulterated food to the people”

Deputy speaker and BJP Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said there is a need for the assembly to discuss the issue of formalin in fish owing to the rise in cancer and heart diseases in Goa. “We cannot supply adulterated food to the people. We have to provide clean food to […]