Calangute


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 […]


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 […]


Name infrastructure project after Vajpayee; Football Legends in Candolim

Goa assembly Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo demanded that one of the upcoming infrastructure projects in the state be named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Naming a project after Vajpayee will be a tribute to the visionary leader, who died today, he said. “I appeal to Chief Minister Manohar […]

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Aguada Jail will be named after Freedom Fighters; Calangute Freedom Fighter Square on the anvil

The North Goa Planning and Development Authority (NGPDA) has issued no-objection certificate (NOC) to Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) to start the work of converting the erstwhile central jail at Aguada, Sinquerim into a museum for which Rs 25 crore has been deposited into the government account, Calangute MLA Michael […]


Make it mandatory for hotels to fit solar panels

Deputy speaker Michael Lobo on Friday told the legislative assembly that a law should be enacted making it compulsory for new hotels to fit solar panels on their rooftops. He was speaking during a discussion on the frequent power disruptions that have been affecting the state, a topic that prompted […]

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Amend Goa Daman and Diu Mineral Concessions Act 1987 to resume mining

Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo has demanded the House to pass a resolution urging the Centre for an amendment to the Goa Daman and Diu Mineral Concessions Act 1987 to ensure early resumption of mining in Goa. “Livelihoods of lakhs of Goans dependent on mining activities have been […]


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 […]

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Protect Goa’s image on world map; make sports a school subject

While demanding for periodical meetings of Panchayats, Police and Tourism Department, Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Tuesday said that the Tourism Department should take strict measures to protect Goa image on the world map. Lobo also demanded that budget allocation for Tourism is less and should be […]