22 March 2022 :
On 8 March 2022, International Women's Day, Belize’s Cabinet announced that after discussion, Cabinet gave its full support for the proposal from Minister of Human Development, Dolores Balderamos Garcia, for Nora Parham to be granted a posthumous pardon so as to correct a historic wrong in 1963.
Nora Parham was executed for the murder of her partner, who was said to be physically abusive to her.
Parham is the only woman to have been sent to the gallows in Belize (then British Honduras). She was convicted by an all-male jury for the murder of her police partner, Ketchell Trapp, by immolation.
Parham, who was 36 years old at the time, had eight children.
As the years passed many Belizeans called for her to be pardoned.
Cabinet says it is of the view that this posthumous pardon will go a long way to focus attention on the issue of domestic violence. It says the Governor-General will be kindly requested to ask the Belize Advisory Council to so recommend.