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Topic - Sammy Douglas
A century after the Titanic sank, this Northern Irish city, where the "unsinkable" luxury liner was built, is finally coming to terms with the disaster and hoping to make a profit off the tragic story.
"There was always a sense of guilt because it sank on its maiden voyage," said Sammy Douglas, a lawmaker for the Democratic Unionist Party who represents East Belfast, home to the city's shipyard.
"There are 300 to 500 Titanic centers across the world, but it's taken Belfast 100 years to celebrate it."