South American nation Guyana has decided to record the biometric data on citizens' ID cards to fight identity theft.President David Granger announced on Thursday that a National Registration (Amendment) Bill will guard against identity theft by allowing for inclusion of the biometrics of citizens to be recorded on their national registration cards.In the past, authorities have had cause to be worried about forged national identification cards and birth certificates. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has already embarked on a project to digitize the birth and death records dating back to the early 1900s.The President also announced that the law would be amended to delink the Immigration Department form the Guyana Police Force.Plans are also in the pipeline for the beefing up of intelligence at Guyana's borders and a more aggressive fight of the narco-trade through the establishment of an overarching National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA). “We will establish a new National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) to ensure better surveillance of our borders and coasts,” the President said.