Japanese man now the world’s oldest living person

Nabi Tajima, of  Japan, is now the world’s oldest verified living person.
This follows the death of  Jamaican Violet Moss Brown yesterday.
Moss Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900,  passed away at the Fairfield Medical Centre in St. James following a brief  illness.
The Jamaican became the oldest living person on April 15 this year following the death of  Emma Morano of  Italy.
Her eldest child, Harold Fairweather, who was believed to be the world’s oldest living child with a parent alive, died a few months ago aged 97.
Brown was also the last living subject of  Queen Victoria, having been born one year before the monarch died when Jamaica was still part of  the British Empire.
Nabi Tajima, who is now the world’s oldest person, is 117 years old.