Social Issues


Restrict Non-Goans from Buying Orchard, Agriculture and Non-settlement Land in Goa

Asserting that future of Goa and Goans need to be safeguarded, Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo on Thursday envisaged the enactment of a law to restrict non-Goans from buying orchard, agriculture and non-settlement land in the State but would allow them to buy flats or land that has a sanad […]

Goa Farming

Circle of Dreams

Hotel industry is bleeding in coastal area as they are running on generator for six- seven hours

Raising concern over the power supply issue, the Minister for Waste Management and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said that “improvement of electricity supply in coastal areas is not happening. Every government gives assurance and nobody is fulfilling it. They have failed to provide to a solution.” He was interacting with […]


Jayesh Salgaonkar is a nice boy, but inexperienced; Won’t allow 7th Casino

Maintaining that one casino was already stationed on the Nerul side, Ports Minister Michael Lobo said he will ensure that seventh casino will never come on river Mandovi. “There are six casinos on river Mandovi. Only six will remain, seventh will never come. As long as I am the ports […]

Deltin Caravela

Garbage Bins at the Beach

Cacora Waste Treatment Plant will completed within 15 months

Waste Management Minister, Michael Lobo on Friday said work on the construction of a new garbage treatment plant in Cacora in South Goa will begin on December 13 and will be completed within 15 months. He said an improvised version of the Calangute waste treatment plant will be set up […]


Mapusa facing acute water shortage due to inexperienced PWD staff

Contending that the new crop of promoted engineers was not familiar with the dynamics of releasing and controlling pipeline water, Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo said there was shortage of engineers in PWD and WRD departments.  He said within two days PWD will be able to supply 90 percent of […]


Calangute Communidade has given NOC; new substation should be ready by May 2020

The Calangute Communidade has finally given the NOC for the land at Bodgevode to construct the long pending issue of an electricity substation at Calangute. After a long wait, the Calangute communidade committee has finally given the NOC to the Power Minister at the secretariat. The Calangute MLA Michael Lobo […]

power cuts in calangute

Siolim MLA should stop shouting and start acting

Reacting to the recent outburst of Siolim MLA Vinod Paliencar about the drug menace and rave parties in the coastal belt, waste management minister Michael Lobo said, mere “shouting” will not work. “The MLA needs to work hard and in close coordination with the government and police if he “seriously” […]


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Imported lifeguards are not familiar with the Goan beaches; We need Goans

Asserting that drowning of foreigners on Goa’s famed beaches affects its image globally, Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo said most of the recent drowning deaths were due to the imported lifeguards who are not familiar with the Goan beaches. He said as many as 14 drowning deaths have been reported […]