With seemingly endless missed deadlines already missed, Antigua and the US have yet another deadline set to settle their Internet gambling dispute.

The two nations now have until Oct. 1, meaning it will probably be the last deadline that will pass in the Bush administration. Maybe only one more to miss?

When asked if there were any meetings scheduled between now and 1 Oct., Mendel said he was not sure but noted this was a time when “traditionally, the WTO people take their holiday… so I wouldn’t expect a whole lot to happen in the immediate future.”

Mendel said as far as he is concerned Antigua is “still holding all the cards” but is prepared for anything.