A Jamaican woman aged 117 is now the oldest person in the world, after the death of Emma Morano on 15 April 2017.
Violet Mosse Brown became the oldest after her fellow supercentenarian Ms. Morano, from Italy, died aged 117.
A supercentenarian is someone who has lived to or passed the age of 110.
Ms. Brown is the first ever verified supercentenarian from Jamaica.
She lives in Trelawny, in the same house she was born.
Last year she told the Jamaica Observer in an interview: “I live by the grace of God and I am proud of my age!”
It is also reported that her 96-year-old son Harold Fairweather is believed to be the oldest person with a living parent.
He told the Jamaican Observer: “She likes fish and mutton and sometimes she will have cow foot.”
“But she does not eat pork or chicken.”
Ms. Brown also likes to eat sweet potatoes, breadfruit, Irish potatoes, oranges and mangos.
Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness took to twitter to send a congratulatory tweet to Ms. Brown who turned 117 last month.
Holness said: “The world’s oldest human is Jamaican Violet Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900. Congrats Violet.”
Before Ms. Morano’s death on Saturday she was the last surviving person from the 1800’s.
After Violet Brown the second and third oldest people alive are Japanese women, Nabi Tajima and Chiyo Miyako, who were born in 1900 and 1901.