Jayna Omaye

Jayna OmayeJayna Omaye joined HONOLULU Magazine as a staff writer after working as a newspaper reporter in Hawai‘i and Orlando. Born and raised on O‘ahu, she earned her master’s degree from Northwestern University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, both in journalism. Jayna grew up writing and dancing hula, and spent most of her adult life traveling and exploring the Mainland and abroad. She is happy to be home working as a journalist. 

 

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16 New Cases and the State Reports Fifth COVID-19-Related Death

Your daily update of everything you need to know surrounding COVID-19 on April 6.
2020.04.06 05:29 PM

29 New Cases, More Federal Dollars Coming to the Islands and a New Travel Order

Your daily update of everything you need to know surrounding COVID-19 on March 30.
2020.03.30 06:04 PM

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus in Hawai‘i Today: March 27, 2020

Two more free testing sites will open this weekend, the YMCA offers childcare to essential workers and the bus changes its weekday schedule.
2020.03.27 06:33 PM

Our Favorite Hawai‘i Entertainers Who Keep Us Smiling, Laughing and Informed

We spotlight a group of creatives, a radio duo and a comedian who give us something fun to watch while we’re stuck inside.
2020.03.25 07:31 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2020 Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Grab your kilt and get your canned haggis fix at the 40th annual event on March 28 and 29.
2020.03.13 10:00 AM

The 14 Best Things To Do This Week

Complete a triathlon, learn about Hawai‘i’s health care industry, celebrate Polynesian culture and cheer on your favorite groups at a parade.
2020.03.11 11:24 AM

Two O‘ahu Lifeguards Talk Story About the Lifestyle and the Challenges of the Job

They monitor two different parts of the island but met many years ago at one of Merino’s clinics at Mākaha Beach Park.
2020.03.10 07:00 AM

Popular Honolulu Festival Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Travel precautions in Japan are keeping some key festival workers out of Hawai‘i.
2020.02.28 05:46 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2020 Honolulu Festival

Catch live cultural performances, indulge in food from across the globe and more from March 8-10.
2020.02.21 03:50 PM

HONOLULU Looks Back at the 1955 Narcissus Festival

“One of Hawai‘i’s most colorful events.”
2020.02.13 07:00 AM

The 20 Best Things to do This Week

Valentine’s Day weekend isn’t just for couples! Sign up for a race, sing along to ’90s hits, enjoy live music and more.
2020.02.12 02:29 PM

One of Hawai‘i’s Must-See Buildings Makes Its Debut in 1930

In 1930 the four-story building was one of the tallest on the street.
2020.02.06 07:00 AM
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