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of ‘Class 1’ panchayats like Calangute and Candolim which are unable to undertake public utility projects due to outdated administrative rules.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

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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 […]


Bypass road from Calangute to Sinquerim needed for smooth flow of traffic; 12 illegal stalls removed in Calangute

Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said the state government would have to reconsider the proposal for a bypass road from Calangute to Sinquerim if the arterial Calangute-Candolim road was to be decongested.

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Reconsider Blanket Ban On Fish Imports; Staple Diet of Goans Affected

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo has demanded that random checks be conducted on fish consignments rather than having a blanket ban on import of fish in the State. “There can be stringent measures on the border to check whether the fish that is brought in the State is laced with chemicals. […]


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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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 […]


Why is LED Fishing and Bull Trawling still being carried out despite the ban?

Stating that government has failed to enforce ban on LED fishing and bull trawling, Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, demanded with the government to form a House Committee to study as to why LED fishing and bull trawling are still being carried out despite the ban. “It is not a charge, […]

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Convert Aguada Jail into a Museum; GTDC sanctioned Rs 25 crore

Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo demanded the former central jail at Aguada be converted into a museum. This jail which was constructed during Portuguese era was shut down on  May 30, 2015 after the state commissioned a new facility at Colvale. Speaking on the floor of the House, […]


It is everyone’s duty to keep the beaches clean

Stakeholders carrying out business on the beach front must keep the beach clean. Calangute MLA and Deputy Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Michael Lobo said that the government should provide more powers to all departmental heads such as police inspectors, sub-inspectors, and Drishti personnel to challan people littering the beach […]

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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 […]