Barbados deal under fire from tax havens

BARBADOS - Caribbean tax havens have attacked the decision of Barbados to reach a settlement over demands by industrialised countries for reform.

They accuse Barbados of weakening the position of fellow tax havens in the run-up to last week's deadline for co-operation set by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a group of 30 industrialised countries.

The criticism reflects the growing pressure on the havens to comply with the demands of the OECD, which is threateni