A Jamaican woman is now the oldest person in the world, following the death of previous record holder Emma Morano of Italy.

Jamaican supercentenarian, Violet Moss Brown, is now the oldest human alive at an incredible 117-years-old.

She officially inherited the mantle following the death of Italian supercenturion Emma Morano, who was credited as the last living person born in the 1800s.

Morano, who was born November 29, 1899 was a few months older than Violet who was born on March 10, 1990, in Duanvale in Trelawny, just a few miles from the birthplace of Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt.

Miss Violet or ‘Aunt V’ as she is affectionately called by residents of Duanvale, could also share another milestone title as it is believed that her eldest child, 96-year-old Harold Fairweather, is the world’s oldest living child with a parent alive.

Violet has reportedly has no major illnesses, and feels much younger than her incredible age. Although not as mobile as before, she is still able enjoy some of the simple pleasures of life.