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Jamaica*

General Country Information
Capital: Kingston
Population: 2,847,232 (July 2010 est.)
Form of Government: Parliamentary Democracy / Constitutional Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 316,600 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 2.723 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 3,961 (2009)
Internet users:
1.54 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.51
World Rank 2005/2006: 55

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
Vision 2030 Jamaica - National Empowerment Plan, Persons with Disabilities Sector Plan (2009-2030)
Disability Policy Website

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Combined Disabilities Association (CDA) - DPI National Assembly
Henrietta Davis-Wray
18 Ripon Road
P.O. Box 220
Kingston, 5
Jamaica
Email: advocacy@cwjamaica.com
Tel: +1-876-929-1177
Fax: +1-876-920-8989

Jamaica Council for Persons with Disability
14 National Heroes Circle
Kingston, 4
Jamaica
http://www.mlss.gov.jm/pub/index.php?artid=26
Tel: +1-876-922-8000-13
Toll Free: +1-888-991-2089
Fax: +1-876-924-9639