It is with pleasure that I would like to announce an important step towards the future of our organization. As you all know, the CRA board has been and still is working hard to represent the industry and has been recognized by the government as a serious role player in our community, and with that received invitations to be part of the decision making process of protocols and de-escalation of the measures due to Covid-19. We are now in front of the next challenge which is the opening of our borders to certain countries. This will bring some challenging protocols with it, for which we will be informed and trained next week. In order to continue our work, and better yet, to continue with our objectives and goals for the future, the Board has decided to install a Business Director whom will be the person in charge for daily operations and continue with achieving our goals and objectives. This person has to be independent (no restaurant business) with experience in organizing events, trainings and duly represent the organization inside and out. The board unanimously agreed. The search for a candidate started and it is with great pleasure that the board has found the right person. As of July 1st 2020, the board instated Egon Sybrandy as Business Director for the Curacao Restaurant Association. Egon will be supported by the board and will start with gathering info of our members, meet with officials and sister organizations. He will also passby the restaurants to introduce himself. We are happy that we can now start to implement our goals and start a bright future for our organization. We wish Egon all the best and look forward to your input and dedication towards our organization. Thank you and I wish you all prosper business! T.J. Circkens Chairman.