For many poorer Bahamians, incomes and prospects continue to worsen.
The Bahamian middle class is under enormous pressure and threat. The fallout from the Great Recession continues with a new normal of largely stagnant wages and significantly less disposable income.
While the fortunes of many of the wealthy in the West and here at home are rebounding, many in the middle class have lost or are losing hopes and dreams along with homes, small businesses and life savings.
The expanding gulf between the wealthy and middle class is growing with income inequality lass families have typically had to juggle bills. But the new normal after the Great Recession makes the juggling more difficult, more anxiety-ridden.
The result is an increasingly complex sort of lottery for many Bahamians who now have an even more difficult time deciding what portion of what bills they can afford to pay down at a given time.