Whelimena Austin makes fresh in  the morning of each Gadaboat charter her West Indian Roties, which are stuffed with lightly curried chicken, veggie, or veggie and fish, ( fried plaintain on the side)  bursting with the flavor of the Islands.  Roties are complimented with a fresh local garden salad, beans and rice with hot sauce and chutney on the side….. Just what a body needs after snorkeling or playing in the water.

My friend was born in Guyana and grew up with West Indian cooking.  She met the dashing Trevor Austin …. they were childhood sweethearts and got married at 20 then made Antigua their home in 1998.

As Whelimena and Trevor raised their family, she taught pre-school for 17 years and is also very active in her church as a Sunday school teacher, usher and ministry coordinator.

The photos are taken in Whelimena’s kitchen in the village of Bolans.


Thank you my friend for always be ready!


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