Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

'Work Hard to Live Long,' Says World's Oldest Woman Violet Brown

'Work Hard to Live Long,' Says World's Oldest Woman Violet Brown

She avoids alcohol, pork and chicken, however.

She is now the world's oldest person, after Emma Morano of Italy, whose life spanned three centuries from 1899 to 2017, passed away Saturday.

"Honour your mother and father so your days may be long", said Brown, as she credited her respect for family, life and people in general, as well as a lot of hard work when she was younger for helping her to lead a fruitful life.

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Documents state that Ms Brown was born on 10 March, 1900.

She is the first ever verified supercentenarian from Jamaica - and the oldest verified Jamaican person ever.

Violet Brown is believed to be the oldest living person on Earth, at the ripe age of 117 years and 38 days.

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Ms Brown has not yet been declared the world's oldest by Guinness World Records, but Guinness depends heavily on Mr Young's group.

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness congratulated Brown on the achievement. During the 1900s Jamaica was a colony of the British Empire which makes Brown the last living former subject of Queen Victoria who died in January 1901.

It also reported last May that her 96-year-old son, Harold Fairweather, is widely believed to be the oldest person with a living parent.

"I've done almost everything at the church", she said.

It was only in her later years that she was able to purchase her own property to plant sugarcane, explains the foundation. I like to sing.

"I was a cane farmer". After her husband's death in 1997, she took over his responsibilities and became a record-keeper for the local cemetery, a job she continued well after her 100th birthday.

Known affectionately as "Aunt V", Brown told the Jamaica Observer that she "likes fish and mutton and sometimes she will have cow foot".

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