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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Hawai‘i’s Interisland Travel Quarantine Will End on Tuesday, June 16

State officials say they are ramping up airport screenings and other safety procedures.
2020.06.01 05:22 PM

11 Chefs Dish on Their Go-To Orders Around Hawai‘i

It’s not always late-night ramen and leftover mac and cheese after a long shift.
2020.05.29 03:49 PM

Your Guide to the Perfect Memorial Day Weekend in Honolulu

Cheer on the class of 2020, learn to cook from a veteran chef, laugh your butt off at a comedy show and pay tribute to your loved ones.
2020.05.20 07:00 AM

State Officials Announce Long-Term Plans to Reopen Hawai‘i’s Economy

Medium-risk businesses, including churches, gyms, museums and theaters, will be allowed to reopen in June during the next phase of the state’s plan.
2020.05.18 06:12 PM

How Pop-Up Mākeke Went From an Idea to an Online Hot Spot for Hawai‘i Businesses

The virtual marketplace for local small businesses and artisans grossed about $250,000 and sold nearly 8,000 items in just a month and a half. It runs through the end of May.
2020.05.15 12:00 PM

State Launches Native Hawaiian Rental Assistance Program

Eligible Hawaiian beneficiaries could get help paying rent for up to six months.
2020.05.11 05:01 PM

Hawai‘i Restaurants are Reopening. Here is a List and Some Reasons Why

Although some local restaurants remained open during late March and April, some closed completely. Now, they’re reopening for takeout and delivery.
2020.05.08 12:00 PM

Hawai‘i Universities Will Resume In-Person Classes This Fall

Students will find new social distancing practices and other modifications when they return to campus.
2020.05.04 05:39 PM

Where Did You Get Your Face Masks in Hawai‘i?

Our team has found some very stylish (and locally made) fabric face masks, online and in stores here on O‘ahu.
2020.04.29 05:43 PM

Life Interrupted: Tips and Advice From Five Local Psychologists and Mental Health Experts

We’re all in this together, and we have a month more of staying at home. So, how can we help ourselves and others get through this pandemic? We asked local experts to weigh in.
2020.04.29 07:00 AM

Hawai‘i Small Businesses to Receive More Relief

Small businesses that are struggling have another opportunity to apply for loans, which are expected to run out quickly.
2020.04.27 05:24 PM

An Aunty on the Big Island, a Kick-Butt Dancing Queen and a Really Hot Dinosaur

Each week, HONOLULU Magazine staff and readers show aloha for small acts of kindness.
2020.04.27 04:08 PM
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