At 117, Jamaican woman likely just became world's oldest

Geronimo Vena
Aprile 19, 2017

Super-centenarian Brown was born on 10 March 1900 in Jamaica. "I feel I would have passed off a long time ago, but thank God for what he has given me".

A video posted on YouTube captures brown in prayer just two days after celebrating her 117th birthday interceding for "everything and everyone in this world". Morano was born on November 29, 1899 and was the last living person born during the 1800s prior to her death. As for the secret to such a long life, the 117-year-old credits hard work (she was a sugarcane farmer) and a strong foundation in her faith.

Jamaican Violet Brown, 177, has been named the oldest person on Earth, following the death of Italian Emma Morano, who held the title until she died on Saturday, aged 117.

Jamaican Violet Brown is the new "oldest living person in the world".

According to the Gerontology Research Group, the world's oldest registered person is now Violet Brown, a 117-year-old Jamaican woman. The oldest verified person ever is Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days.

Guinness depends heavily on Mr Young's database when deciding on the title.

Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness congratulated Brown after the news came in.

"She's the oldest person that we have sufficient documentation for at this time", Mr Young said.

"It can be a uniquely complex and sometimes lengthy process", Guinness spokeswoman Elizabeth Montoya said. Good genes seem to run in the family; Brown's son is 97.

Emma was the last person whose life spanned three centuries, from 1899 to 2017, and had an more unusual recipe for long life - staying single and eating raw egg every day.

"I always thought my grandmother would live a long time because she was doing really well when she got to 100", he told the newspaper. I like to sing.

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