BJ did certain things good but in my opinion, the country needed fresh ideas to solving some intractable problems which he and his team seemed unable to solve. They were too entrenched in their views and ways of doing things. His entire inner cabal was arrogant and aloof. His controlling style of leadership led to major institutional dysfunctionality. He had his strengths and his Achilles heel. Corruption was rampant!
He greatly undermined Ramotar using his wenches and henches at OP if he did not agree with an initiative. He was actually a bully and very vindictive!
He needed to balance himself out by getting a woman, dealing with pregnancy and PMS, have some kids and his hands stuck in shitty diapers and screaming kids. He would have learned to let others run with things and get it done without him micro managing every little thing.
Amid all the flashiness of the PPP rule, there was widespread poverty and deprivation across all sectors of society. The rural economy was in ruins for small farmers. The fallout is the social ills we see, people trading their young daughters, etc!! The moral decay and break down comes with the tail of two Guyana’s, the flashiness of the haves and the over bearing and intense abject poverty of the have-nots!
The PPP seemed not to even want to focus on that, unless there was political benefit. And this was the style and thinking of BJ. This led to initiatives like OLPF turning into OFLAP.
So in a nutshell, he does have lots to off Guyana he brings little new in terms of political leadership and should move over and let the younger fresh folks take the lead. His failure to groom a set of new leader ready to take on the mantle of leadership is itself a failure of leadership!