Celebrating the Marshallese Constitution

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Blanca Gil and Karlyse Hesley of the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office distribute dental kits to keiki Saturday during the 43rd RMI (Republic of the Marshall Islands) Constitution Day observance at Anne S. Knudsen Park in Koloa.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Karlyse Hesley of the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office shows special awards presented to her niece Dana, while Blanca Gil and Tarbein Daniel show materials available for the Marshallese community Saturday during the 43rd RMI (Republic of the Marshall Islands) Constitution Day observance at Anne S. Knudsen Park in Koloa.

    Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Karlyse Hesley of the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office shows special awards presented to her niece Dana, while Blanca Gil and Tarbein Daniel show materials available for the Marshallese community Saturday during the 43rd RMI (Republic of the Marshall Islands) Constitution Day observance at Anne S. Knudsen Park in Koloa.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Cece Kilma of the Marshallese Association of Kaua‘i receives a proclamation from Mayor Derek Kawakami at a celebration of the 43rd RMI Constitution Day Saturday at Anne S. Knudsen Park in Koloa.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mayor Derek Kawakami and Republic of the Marshall Islands Consul General Isabela Silk hug by flags of the RMI, United States and Hawai‘i Saturday during the 43rd RMI Constitution Day at the Rosie Bukoski Pavilion at Anne S. Knudsen Park in Koloa.

KOLOA — Republic of the Marshall Islands Consul General Isabella Silk was impressed Saturday, noting that Mayor Derek Kawakami was the first U.S. mayor she’s witnessed to attend a RMI Constitution Day observance in the three years she’s held the position.

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