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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 […]


How much are these people going to suffer? They have to be told whether mining will start or not. Some decision has to be taken

A defiant Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Monday said he cannot be cowed down and his visit to Delhi was only on the request of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. “Nobody can give me chabuk. The other day two MPs were sitting in front of me. I have given them chabuk. […]

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I was dreaming at the age of 13 that I would buy a Mercedes; at 28 my dream came true

Asking young and aspiring entrepreneurs to dream big, Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said that he has been nursing his dream to buy a Mercedes since he was 13 and actually managed to own one at 28 through sheer hard work.  “I was dreaming at the age of 13 that I […]


Govt. Has Failed To Provide Jobs For Youth

Goa BJP MLA and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo has lambasted his own coalition government for not doing enough to make government jobs available to the youth, claiming that people are “very disturbed” due to growing unemployment in the state. Lobo, who was one of the claimants to a ministerial berth […]

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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, […]


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, […]

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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 […]


Break drug nexus in Goa; Arrest suppliers of contaminated fish

Break drug nexus Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Monday urged that there should be an investigation to check whether the State was being used as transit hub for exporting drugs and demanded that agencies should work together to break the drug nexus. “Recently drugs were seized at […]

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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 […]