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Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce in Houston works to keep the old and the new as development booms

Bridgette Dorian drove up Noble Street, past old family homes bookending a new townhouse. The townhouse’s design mimicked the surrounding properties down to the muted tan color scheme.

To Dorian and her passenger, Jayne McCullough, it’s starting to feel as though a new construction project pops up in Fifth Ward every day. And no matter how well the new buildings try to capture the small town vibe of the historic, predominately African-American Fifth Ward, transformation is underway.

Dorian, McCullough and five other small business owners, recognizing the opportunity, have formed what’s believed to be the first Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce. They hope to serve as a liaison for existing businesses and incoming enterprises.

Dorian, the chamber president, and McCullough, its secretary,…

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Global Ports Holding PLC keen to expand in Caribbean and Asia as cruise market booms

() is tapping into a market that will grow 50% over the next five years, says Emre Sayin, chief executive.

“Cruise ports are where airports were thirty years ago,” he told Proactive.

WATCH: Global Ports Holding has key position in booming cruise market

Many are state-owned and governments see them as a utility.

As the size of the ships grows and more passenger services are required, it needs professional excellence, marketing and investment to improve the passenger experience.

The cruise market is growing at 5-6% per year but ports cannot keep up and that’s where GPH comes in.

“Governments like what we do, as we invest in the infrastructure and operate the port more efficiently.

The cruise lines, too, are happy and the number of tourists…

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Tourism Booms In Jamaica Despite Enhanced Security Measures : South Florida Caribbean News

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica Quick, aggressive and sustained interventions by the Edmund Bartlett led Ministry of Tourism and the Jamaica Tourist Board, to counter some effects of enhanced security measures implemented in the parish of St. James in January of this year, have proven successful. 

Jamaica recorded overall market growth of 5.4 percent for the first six months of the year, with stopover tourist arrivals increasing by 5.9 percent and…

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