Trinidad & Tobago has launched a fingerprint-based smart ID card system to tackle benefit fraud in the country.The biometric card will be used to pay social benefits such as the social assistance grant, disability grant, food cards and general assistance grants.The introduction of the biometric card has also led to the detection of 4,000 dubious claimants, Minister of the People and Social Development, Christine Newallo-Hosein said at the card's launch last Thursday, reported News Day.Permanent Secretary Juliana Boodram said biometric cards are now ready for distribution to 8,000 persons.Minister of the People and Social Development Christine Newallo-Hosein told the Guardian that people were excited about the Biometric Smart Card: “They are saying it will make collecting the grants easier for them.”