Goa Tourism


Spending Rs 5 crore on a 25-year vision document is a waste

Deputy speaker Michael Lobo criticized his government for not consulting legislators and stakeholders in preparing the tourism master plan and alleged that spending Rs 5 crore on the 25-year vision document is a waste. BJP’s Calangute MLA was speaking after attending the meeting called by tourism minister Manohar Azgaonkar to […]

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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 […]


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As a CM, will take stakeholders into confidence; Stop asking votes in the name of religion

Deputy Speaker, Goa Legislative Assembly and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said if he is given the opportunity to become the Chief Minister, he would take all stakeholders into confidence before taking decisions which impact state economy, unlike incumbent Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.


Tourism Department is not a competent body to handle such technical work, which should be done by GWMC

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo and Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar are loggerhead over the contract to clean the garbage from the beaches. While Lobo has questioned Tourism Department’s competence to handle such contract, Ajgaonkar has said that his department would not budge to the pressures. The issue has finally landed in […]

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If MMDR Act is not going to be amended, then how do we restart mining?

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will have to announce the future course of action the State intends to take to resume iron ore mining operations in Goa, which have been shut for the last nine months. Speaking to media persons, Lobo said Parrikar will shortly […]


Sinquerim culvert will be reconstructed at an estimated cost of Rs 75 lakh

The work of reconstruction of Sinquerim culvert, located near the Fort Aguada, which was in a pathetic condition, is being taken up by the PWD, at an estimated cost of Rs 75 lakh. The work was launched at the hands of Calangute MLA Michael Lobo.  It is expected to be […]

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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. […]


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 […]