Friday, May 24, 2019
Goans in the UK, the early days
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GOAN COMMUNITY WHO SERVED IN KENYA
By Mervyn Maciel
(For obvious reasons, this account is written more from a personal angle)
Some years ago, (nearly seven decades ago, the Secretary of the Kenya Administration Club in the U.K. had asked Mervyn Maciel to write an article on what happened to our community who moved to the UK from Kenya. The article is reproduced below:
of the Goans who, like me, came to the U.K. after UHURU in the mid and late sixties, encountered no difficulty in
finding jobs either in the Civil Service or Private sector. Those from the Provincial
Administration like Francis da Lima, M.B.E. worked for the Customs & Excise, the late Abe
Almeida was with the Metropolitan Police at Scotland Yard, Caje Simoes found a
job in that much-hated of government departments – the Income Tax department!
sad blow, but the Goan Association (UK) remains undaunted and continues to
flourish. In addition, the Goans are also active in cyberspace; we have our own daily
newsletter (Goan Voice UK), ably edited by Eddie Fernandes, while social
networking continues via Goanet.
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