Delegation of Dominican students tours cut short after money for DC trip is stolen
PASSAIC, N.J. — A dozen high school students from the Dominican Republic visited New Jersey instead of Washington after their money for a class trip was stolen.


Students from the Dominican Republic Juvenile Parliament told The Record newspaper a Dominican government official who arranged their visas allegedly pocketed the $2,000 each student paid.

A message left for the consulate of the Dominican Republic in New York was not immediately returned.

Instead of visiting Washington's attractions, the students were taken in by Dominican families in New York and New Jersey and given a tour of government buildings in Passaic.

A speech on Third World development that the group was supposed to deliver at the Organization of American States in Washington was read before the Passaic County freeholders instead.



12 high school students traveling as the Dominican Republic Juvenile Parliament planned to visit Washington, D.C., to address the Organization of American States when they flew into JFK Airport on April 21. “But their trip was blown off course when they discovered that the Dominican Government official who had arranged their visas had allegedly pocketed the US$2,000 (around RD$60,000) that each student paid for hotels and meals.”

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Dominican Watchdog Note:

Dominican Watchdog has posted the story on our facebook profil and ask the public to indentify the government official who stole the money!

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