While the four main political parties are busy launching their candidates and we officially have National Democratic Party (NDP) 1, 2 and 3, with Hon Julian Fraser (R3) aligning himself with the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), social media and others have been active with the announcement of the new season of Mika Barry coming April 4, 2023.
While it seems that no one is spared from the anonymous Facebook series, this time they seem to be tagging the political class, from current Ministers of government to former Members of the House of Assembly, and political aspirants.
While many have their speculation as to who is behind the page ‘Mika Barry’- from former and current law enforcement operatives, and foreign agents trying to destabilise the Government, to local creative activists- one thing is for sure, the page has caught the attention of the social and political class in the Territory.
While it seems that no one is spared from
the anonymous Facebook series, this time they seem to be tagging the
political class, from current Ministers of government to former Members
of the House of Assembly, and political aspirants.
April 4, 2023, Mika Barry Launching?
In the upcoming Season 8 expected to be launched via Facebook
on April 4, 2023, the gossip and controversial page promised to reveal who is cheating on whom, politicians who cannot be trusted and even who they deem to be hypocrites.
While many still have not been able to verify the owners and writers associated with the page, it is unclear if any legal actions can be taken for defamation as a result of slander or libel of residents’ names and characters.
One local attorney speaking to our newsroom noted that unless the owners, editors et cetera of the Mika Barry page are known, it will be challenging to bring a case for defamation (slander or libel) but there is always the option of making complaints to Facebook
The page appears to be around since 2020 and has accused residents of all kinds of unconfirmed allegations, from who is bisexual, which married couples are cheating and who is into the drug trade.
In some quarters of the Virgin Islands
, the unfounded claims have caused social and political anxiety.