The story of Letta and Shurwin Forde

In conditions of high unemployment and limited job opportunities Berbicians are increasingly pursuing the option of small business ventures

By B.A. Barrington

When you talk with ordinary residents of New Amsterdam and its environs you get a sense of growing unease over economic conditions in the community. High unemployment is unquestionably the primary preoccupation. There are simply not enough jobs in either the public or private sector to go around and those residents in the community with few specialized skills bring little to the table with which to compete for the few jobs available.

Some good, however, may be emerging from this difficult situation. Forced to seek optional ways of earning a living some residents of New Amsterdam and neighboring communities are resorting to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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