Oldest in the world dies at 117
THE world’s oldest person, Violet Mosse Brown, has died in Jamaica at the age of 117.
Mrs Brown was born in Trelawney on March 10, 1900, just a few miles from her fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt’s birthplace.
She had succeeded Italy’s Emma Morano, who was the last person whose life spanned three centuries from 1899 to 2017, on April 15.
Mrs Brown was born when Jamaica was a part of the British Empire, making her the last living former subject of Queen Victoria, who died in January 1901.
Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness revealed yesterday that she had died on Friday night, tweeting: “Rest In Peace Mrs Mosse Brown.”