It was the High Court that brought the Lucky 7 into the River Mandovi and it is the High Court that is sending the Lucky 7 into the River Mandovi, blessed be the name of the High Court. Or not. What were they thinking!
There’s a growing 12-metre crack in the rusty bottom of the Lucky 7. The HC says by October 10, 2017, the junk boat has to get itself off the rapidly eroding Miramar beach and into the long suffering mouth of the Mandovi to inspect the crack in its bottom and fix it. How that will be done is anyone’s guess. But the High Court we are told is bursting at the seams with wise judges. They know how to lug a ship that has dug a deep bed for itself in the sand, from the sand into deep water. That crack in its hull will be letting in water and sand. Messrs Golden Globe Hotels will finally get their hearts’ desire. The Lucky 7 WILL get to sit in the luckless Mandovi River.
Meanwhile, you might like to know that all the casino boats have been given an extension for the umpteenth time. Another six-months before Parrikar bends his powerful brain to corral them all on land which will be described as an Entertainment Zone.
Also get used to more news items of shootings in Goa and we are not talking of the film kind. Two drunken Kannadigas, Khatib and Kadar got mad at each other, Khatib carried a pistol in his pocket and shot Kadar.
Hey, don’t complain Goans, you voted for this. What’s a little beach loss compared with casinos, right? And guns and cash and everyone can make whoopee.