Tourism


Casinos will have 2 bases in River Mandovi   Recently updated !

For the first time ever, a minister in the government has said there will be two bases created for casinos in the River Mandovi. Ports Minister Michael Lobo said that the State government would maintain a “balance” by retaining three casinos at the present site and shifting three others on […]

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Swadesh Darshan Projects Inaugurated

Goa bags Rs 200 crores under Swadesh Darshan Scheme

Union Minister of State for Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated tourism infrastructure projects funded by the Centre under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme. He also laid the foundation stones for 2 new projects and launched Goa Tourism’s mobile application that would provide necessary information about travel and tourism services, festivals, tourist […]


Michael Lobo on plastic ban

#GoaGarbageGone is my mission

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo has been entrusted the task of cleaning up Goa. As he took charge of the newly created waste management ministry, Lobo lists his plans for a garbage-free Goa to Murari Shetye


Allow traditional fishermen and toddy tapers to carry out business in the beach belt

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, said that a provision is needed to be made in the present CRZ notification  “to allow the locals to carry out commercial activities in the beach belt.” Lobo said that “many cases are pending in different courts. Our old habitants staying in the beach belt cannot […]

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No garbage from outside coastal areas will be accepted

Following an outrage over the stink from the waste management plant at Saligao, the Solid Waste Management Corporation (SWMC) has decided not to accept any garbage from outside the coastal areas. The villagers of Saligao and Candolim area are up in their arms against the stench, which has been emanating […]

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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plight of ‘Class 1’ panchayats like Calangute and Candolim which are unable to undertake public utility projects due to outdated administrative rules.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 […]


Goa Tourism will die a slow death

Anxious about the drop in number of tourists to Goa as well as “low quality tourism” Goa’s Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo on Wednesday said the coastal state, which is a known tourism destination, needs to have a “chintan baithak” to resolve the crisis. Lobo, who is a ruling BJP legislator […]

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