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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
319,000 (2005)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
113.8 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
2.495 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
889.7 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: fully automatic domestic telephone network
domestic: the 1999 agreement to open the market for telecommunications services resulted in rapid growth in mobile-cellular telephone usage; mobile-cellular teledensity now exceeds 100 per 100 persons; the number of fixed-lines in use has been declining
international: country code - 1-876; the Fibralink submarine cable network provides enhanced delivery of business and broadband traffic and is linked to the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) submarine cable in the Dominican Republic; the link to ARCOS-1 provides seamless connectivity to US, parts of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 10, FM 13, shortwave 0 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
7 (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.jm
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
1,213 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.4 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
1.232 million (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
439.3 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
34 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 11
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 5 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 23
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 21 (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 21,552 km
paved: 15,937 km (includes 33 km of expressways)
unpaved: 5,615 km (2005)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 14 ships (1000 GRT or over) 191,145 GRT/279,233 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 6, cargo 1, carrier 1, container 2, petroleum tanker 1, roll on/roll off 3
foreign-owned: 13 (Denmark 1, Germany 2, Greece 8, Latvia 2)
registered in other countries: 1 (Panama 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Kingston, Port Esquivel, Port Kaiser, Port Rhoades, Rocky Point


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