Aguada Jail will be transformed into a Museum with Cafeteria, Sound and Light Show

Ports minister and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo informed that the Central government has sanctioned Rs 25 crore for the restoration of Aguada Jail.  He announced this during an inspection of the ongoing restoration work, which is currently underway in full swing. PWD Engineer Alan Pereira, Sarpanch Blaise Fernandes, Francisco Rodriguez […]

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Goa Farming

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 […]

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 […]

Tourism Industry in the State has been on the Decline

Port Minister Michael Lobo said that the tourism industry in the state has been on the decline as there have been no corrective steps from the government. Speaking to media persons, he said that he will soon write to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar on the […]


Deltin Caravela

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 […]

We have passed an order to shift Deltin Caravela towards Verem

The state government has passed an order to move one offshore casino vessel from the Panaji side to the Verem side, ports minister Michael Lobo said on Thursday. Lobo told that the Deltin Group has approached the government to move one of three vessels operating in the state. “Based on […]

Deltin Caravela

beach cleaning

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 […]

Lifeguards should be recruited by Goa Govt on contract basis

Espousing a direct relation between government and lifeguards, Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo said lifeguards should be recruited on contract and government should pay their salaries instead of paying it to the “middleman”. “The government can take all the lifeguards under the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and GTDC should […]