The 71st session of the General Assembly holds special significance for Samoa, and the Pacific region. At the helm of the General Assembly for the first time ever, is a Pacific Islander and diplomat from Fiji, His Excellency Ambassador Peter Thomson.
Samoa might soon have one more activity to offer to locals and visitors looking for a bit of fun and thrills.
The Justice Department on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a China-based company and four of its executives for conspiring to evade U.S. economic sanctions that target North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs.
The Asian Development Bank says the economies of developing countries in Asia are holding up despite stubborn global headwinds, and that earlier forecasts that the countries as a group will grow 5.7 percent in 2016 and 2017 remain unchanged. The group grew 5.9 percent in 2015.
The Samoa A squad has been named to contest the Americas Pacific Challenge in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Danny Tusitala is international rugby professional, husband and father.