The Antigua Sun is reporting that Antigua may make a statement on the Internet gambling dispute with the US as early as today, nearly a week after the initial WTO deadline to resolve the dispute.

Antigua and Barbuda agreed to hold off on arbitration proceedings at the World Trade Organisation until the end of March, allowing time for the proposal to be considered and a counterproposal made.

The finance minister (Errol Court) was cautious in his response to queries from the SUN, noting the pending statement.

The SUN was told that there is a possibility that a joint statement with the relevant US authorities will be issued today, failing which, the government of Antigua and Barbuda will issue its own statement on the matter.

“Cabinet has deliberated on the matter and decided on a particular course of action.

"However, the US and ourselves are seeking to agree on the press statement that would follow the decisions on both sides, in terms of how the matter will be handled,” he explained.