I came across this description of us on the net.
Background: Jamaica gained full independence within the British Commonwealth in 1962. Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1970s led to recurrent violence and a drop off in tourism. Elections in 1980 saw the democratic socialists voted out of office. Political violence marred elections during the 1990s. I'm so proud! Sniff sniff
Environment - current issues: heavy rates of deforestation; coastal waters polluted by industrial waste, sewage, and oil spills; damage to coral reefs; air pollution in Kingston results from vehicle emissions. Where is NEPA?
Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Age structure: 0-14 years: 27.5% (male 385,099/female 367,398)
15-64 years: 65.6% (male 897,953/female 893,509)
65 years and over: 6.9% (male 83,632/female 104,241) (2005 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female For those looking husbands, we out-number you in the age bracket that counts
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 76.29 years
male: 74.23 years
female: 78.45 years (2005 est.) Just 4 yrs? Ladies come on, you slowing down!
Electricity - production: 6.289 billion kWh (2002) (Seeker is this true?)
Disputes - international: none (cockroach don't business in fowl fight)
Illicit drugs: major transshipment point for cocaine from South America to North America and Europe; illicit cultivation of cannabis; government has an active manual cannabis eradication program; corruption is a major concern; substantial money-laundering activity; Colombian narcotics traffickers favor Jamaica for illicit financial transactions.
(They're on to us!!!)
Exports: $1.679 billion f.o.b. (2004 est.)
Imports: $3.624 billion f.o.b. (2004 est.)
Current account balance: $-830.7 million (2004 est.) (I owe, I owe, it's off to work I go....The math seems a little off)
Debt - external: $5.964 billion (2004 est.) (ahhhh. That sems more like it!!)
Exchange rates: Jamaican dollars per US dollar - 61.197 (2004), 57.741 (2003), 48.416 (2002), 45.996 (2001), 42.986 (2000) (It keeps climbing and climbing and ........)
Oil - production: 0 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - exports: NA
Oil - consumption: 66,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - imports: NA (....................................WHAT??? So where the oil coming from.....Seeker's back?!
I was with them until this point. Now I have to question everything else they have stated.