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 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.
More than 220,000 deaths, 8 million homeless and countless human rights violations: These are the tragic toll of South America's oldest armed conflict, which begins to wind down with the signing Monday of a historic agreement between Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement to end a half-century of hostilities.
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.