Are some people abusing laws meant to protect those with financial troubles during the pandemic? Some homeowners in the Hamptons, where summer homes can rent for over $100,000 per month, say wealthy New Yorkers fled the city to hide out in short-term rentals in the area. Now, some renters seem to be taking advantage of the state's eviction ban and won't pay rent. We spoke to Paula Rosado, who says she rented her 3-bedroom Sag Harbor home to a tenant who owes over $15,000 in rent and utilities.
Uganda's security officers stand accused of using excessive force and targeting political opponents while carrying out lockdown measures during the coronavirus pandemic. On April 19, police stormed the home of Ugandan legislator Francis Zaake and arrested him for allegedly disobeying presidential directives against distributing food aid. He was released a week later but with scars all over his body and left partially blind. Halima Athumani reports from Kampala.
Camera: Francis Mukasa Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., admitted he was wrong when he that the Obama administration never left a plan for President Trump for how to handle a pandemic. Aired on 5/15/2020. American industries are feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as some states extend their stay-at-home orders. Due to extensions, some are calling for President Trump to issue an emergency Jones Act waiver. One America's Stephanie Myers spoke with Colin Grabow, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, who discussed the threats posed by the act and the steps the White House should take. Hundreds of millions of people around the world have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic.
But the UN's work agency warns the global outlook could be much worse, as current figures exclude workers in the so-called 'informal economy'.
That includes migrant and shift labourers in the developing world - to freelance and service industry staff taking unprotected jobs in wealthier economies.
The International Labour Organization says 1.6 billion of them could suffer 'massive damage' to their livelihoods.
This means half of the global workforce are not sure if their jobs will re-appear once the crisis is over.
So, will the job market recover?
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
Song Seng Wun, director at CIMB Private Banking
Michelle leighton, director of ILO Migration Branch
Bruno Verstraete, chief economist at Lakefieldpartners