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Bumpy fined for harbouring girlfriend, claims he did it for love

Osbourne hides from cameras during a previous court appearance.

A 25-year-old Carrot Bay man who claimed he harboured his undocumented girlfriend in the BVI because of love was fined $500 in the Magistrate’s Court.

The offender, Travis ‘Bumpy’ Osborne, was ordered to pay the fine by October 12 or spend 30 days at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut.

During his arraignment on Thursday, the court heard that his girlfriend is 20-year-old La’Lique Lockhart of St Croix, US Virgin Islands. It is said that Lockhart had accompanied Osborne to the territory via a private boat from the US territory without getting the necessary Immigration clearance.

She remained in the territory without permission or a passport for at least three months without the knowledge of the authorities, the court heard.

Acting on a tip, local law enforcement visited Osborne’s residence on July 31 and requested for everyone at the home to present identification. Lockhart was the only one unable to provide her identification and she confessed that she was, in fact, illegal in the territory.

She was then arrested and charged for illegal entry and fined $650 which was paid forthwith. She was then deported.

Osborne was subsequently charged with the offence of harbouring and was arrested.

“I was acting entirely out of love … I am aware I made a serious mistake,” he told the court.

His attorney Patricia Archibald-Bowers who mitigated on his behalf said during the time of the offence, Osborne clearly was not thinking of the repercussions of his actions and begged the court for mercy.

In handing down judgement in the matter, Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin noted that Osborne seemed remorseful for his actions and that he is a young man with promise.

Other offences

Osborne is a student of a Florida-based university and committed the offence while on summer break in the territory.

The full-time scholarship recipient is undergoing studies in construction engineering.

He also allegedly committed other offences such as inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and burglary.

He is currently on remand for the offence of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

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  1. No comprende says:

    Why did he do this? Getting in the territory through the legal route would have been easy.

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  2. A word to the wise says:

    No comment is 10 times better than a stupid comment.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    “Girl, you know that you got me going craazzyy!?!? and I can’t live with out having you as my baby” lmaooo

  4. Jah don says:

    “Girl, you know that you got me going craazzyy!?!? and I can’t live with out having you as my baby” lmaooo

  5. Dan says:

    New song coming out soon! “I did it for love”.

    On a serious note, the young men need to realize that the thug life they seeing on instagram, fb, snap and wherever else is mostly Hollywood! In real life there’s no good ending to people acting as if they’re bigger than life. Do your thing, be humble, grind in your own space and stop looking fame and likes. Life is real, stop f—–g around!

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  6. What says:

    are some of the pros and cons of world wide open borders?

    Last, have we in the BVI lost all sense of kinship, family and roots relations with our neighbors in St. John, St. Thomas and Puerto Rico?

    Perhaps some history needs to be taught and some elements put in place that foster understanding and some flexibility, which could lead an integral part of homeland security between the USVI and BVI.

    Our history, as a people, is rooted deeply in suffering, growing, living and evolving. Our embellical cords are intertwined.

    We have a common heritage and family roots connections, of which the new police or immigration officer of the BVI or USVI know nothing about anymore.

    Yet, laws and regulations must be followed. Some suggest, however, enforced with temperance and knowledge of historical blood.

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  7. Bull Dawg says:

    Maybe she does not have documents at all.
    I don’t see why he would smuggle her in if she do, because she doesn’t need a visa and it is quite inexpensive for a round trip ticket.
    They now have to pay like triple the amount of the air fair.

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  8. Wow says:

    Acting on TIP smh HATERS! Not a TIP for crime but because the man bring in a MINT CONDITION philly had face people ratting.

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    • Wow what says:

      The man got caught up in petty beef which caused the 5-0 to search his ppace and find the broad. Aint nobody hating on a hungry looking t—-k. Please!

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  9. Thought says:

    by now one or two pros or cons for open borders would’ve been shared.

    Unfortunately, only the non thinking response was chosen.

  10. FIU President says:

    On vacation from school eh? 🙂

  11. Soo says:

    This young man seems like he has a lot of issues going on in his life.

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  12. No name says:

    “I was acting entirely out of love … I am aware I made a serious mistake,” he told the court

    Such an a——

  13. Concern WEST says:

    so let me this str8 a WOMAN WHO DONT NEED A VISA SMUGGLE TO COME TORTOLA LOL. OG SAY HE GOT THIS MULLAH but b———— and harbouring don’t rap if u not about that life.
    Actin on TIP: please he Run his mouth about the girl comin here illegal. boasting

  14. Lmaoo says:

    Come thru this is a bumpy special!!!

  15. lol says:

    Everything going down hill for this due.

  16. Big Sis says:

    I hope you don’t live here, if you do you need to get the f..keep out.

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  17. Punisher says:

    It’s funny how the UK criticizes Trump for deporting illegals aliens yet here you are doing it

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  18. Sick says:

    Trevor O——— I know this is not how u train ur son

  19. no hope says:

    this boy plead guilty and accept his wrong unlike other criminals who waste tax money on a drawn out case… why yall don’t just rest up and let the man pay his fine in peace

  20. Re-Post says:

    are some of the pros and cons of world wide open borders?

    Last, have we in the BVI lost all sense of kinship, family and roots relations with our neighbors in St. John, St. Thomas and Puerto Rico?

    Perhaps some history needs to be taught and some elements put in place that foster understanding and some flexibility, which could lead an integral part of homeland security between the USVI and BVI.

    Our history, as a people, is rooted deeply in suffering, growing, living and evolving. Our embellical cords are intertwined.

    We have a common heritage and family roots connections, of which the new police or immigration officer of the BVI or USVI know nothing about anymore.

    Yet, laws and regulations must be followed. Some suggest, however, enforced with temperance and knowledge of historical blood.

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