St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Media

The internal telephone system of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, fully automatic, is operated by Cable and Wireless (West Indies) Ltd., which also provides telegraph, telex, and international telephone services. There were 20,500 main telephones lines on the islands in 1998.

In 2001, there was one government-owned radio station and one privately-owned television station. There were over 300 cable subscribers that same year. In 1997 there were 627 radios and 170 television sets per 1,000 population. About 15 Internet service providers were serving 3,500 subscribers in 2001.

In 2001, there were two major newspapers and several small political publications. These were all privately owned.

Constitutionally provided free speech and free press are respected by the government, with no reports of interference or censorship.

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