In 2012, there was little healing for the battered economy.
The state of the economy was a key issue in the lead-up to the May general election, and in the months after, the government struggled with the challenge.
Not long after winning the election, Prime Minister Perry
In May, 21 people were murdered, most of them shot or stabbed.
It was the highest number of murders reported in any given month for the year.
Up to Friday, the murder count stood at 110, according to police.
A 76-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy were among
In The Bahamas, few issues trigger more fiery debate than gambling.
The issue dominated headlines, talk shows and general public debate for months.
With a referendum on gambling set for January 28, the debate is expected to continue.
The Free National Movement (FNM), the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)
Hurricane Sandy weaved a destructive path across The Bahamas in late October, ripping off roofs, toppling trees, damaging infrastructure and claiming two lives.
When the storm finally made landfall, it had strengthened into a category two hurricane, packing winds exceeding 100 mph.
Schools and businesses were shut
Thousands of Haitians and Haitian-Bahamians flocked to the Church of God Auditorium on Joe Farrington Road on February 7 to hear from Haitian President Michel ‘Sweet Micky’ Martelly.
It was his first stop during a two-day visit to The Bahamas, which was primarily to rebrand Haiti
Twenty-eight passengers, all suspected to be of Haitian descent, made a treacherous journey from Abaco, reportedly destined for South Florida, on June 10.
Authorities said 11 of them drowned and 10 were unaccounted for.
Officials said the other seven were reportedly in hiding.
All of the dead were
Many prominent Bahamians passed on in 2012.
Perhaps the most sudden and shocking was the death of then Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Charles Maynard, who died at 42.
Maynard died while campaigning in North Abaco on August 14. He suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed
On October 15, voters in North Abaco elected island native Renardo Curry as their new member of Parliament.
The choice closed the door on the Ingraham era and solidified the strong support the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) had galvanized.
The road to the by-election was a bitter
Christie’s return major story of 2012
A number of changes will be made to the Bahamas Swimming Federation’s (BSF) constitution in the upcoming days, the most notable one is the president’s term in office.
It was decided by the membership body, on Saturday during the annual general meeting and elections, that the