Correos de Costa Rica honors Registro Nacional, women port workers

The nation’s postal service has issued a commemorative stamp marking 150 years of the Registro Nacional. The agency also issued a commemorative postmark honoring women who work in the nation’s ports.

The Registro stamp featured a photo of the former building which is in downtown San José.

The stamp that was issued Thursday carries a face value
of 1,000 colons, a bit less than $2. There also are 1,300 commemorative first day covers, and these feature a graphic depicting the registry books that were used in the past.

The Registro is where all the property, mortgage and vehicle records, among others, are kept.

The commemorative postmark was used Thursday to cancel all the stamps coming through the agency, correctly known as Educ&Formac3Correos de Costa Rica. Thursday also was the Día Nacional de la Mujer Portuaria de Costa Rica.

A presidential decree just created the day. Some women actually work on the docks loading and unloading ships. But many, like Ann Mc Kinley Meza and Lianette Medina Zamora have administrative jobs. Ms. Mc Kinley is executive president of  Junta de Administración Portuaria y de Desarrollo Económico de la Vertiente Atlántica. Ms. Medina holds the same post at the  Instituto Costarricense de Puertos del Pacífico.

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