Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, who visited her home and made a presentation to her on April 27, called her 'a national treasure and a global inspiration' according to the JIS
I feel extremely proud, yet humbled, to be a Jamaican today because of Ms Brown. I am particularly proud of (and like) her because of these:
She is god fearing, and publicly thanked God for his blessings on her. In fact, she attributes her faith to her long life.
She works hard &
She believes in simply 'living right' According to The Gleaner report:
...Her long and happy life was due to her living right rather than any special diet.
"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.
"Really and truly, when people ask what me eat and drink to live so long, I say to them that I eat everything, except pork and chicken, and I don't drink rum and dem tings," Brown said during that interview.
Pretty impressive huh?
You understand now why I love this little rock so much right? I believe from my heart that, despite our political or economic issues, Jamaica is truly a special place on mother earth.
Please share this... This is just too good not to :-)
If you found this page useful, please considersubscribing to my weekly newsletter, My Island Jamaica Digest here. It tells you each week about the new information that I have added, including new developments and great stories from lovers of Jamaica!
Or, simply click here and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.
About The Author
A patriotic Jamaican who adores his culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' since April 2007.
To date, he serves over 9,300 unique readers / viewers per day.
efforts have earned him featured positions in local publications,
including the Jamaica Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica, Carlong Publishers,
as well as recognition from numerous prestigious international agencies
and universities. Read more about him here.