Economy, Transportation and Communications
Air Jamaica, broadcasting companies, radio receivers, internal flights, television sets
Jamaica has 340 km (210 mi) of railroads. In 1999 Jamaica had 18,700 km (11,620 mi) of roads; of these, about one-fourth were paved. Numerous international airlines and Air Jamaica serve the island, and internal flights are provided by Trans-Jamaican Airlines.
Jamaica has two broadcasting companies, one public and one privately owned. In 1997 the country had 483 radio receivers and 460 television sets for every 1,000 residents. In 2000 there were 199 telephone mainlines per 1,000 people.
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