The Gazette is believed to have been introduced to Guyana by Dutch colonists in the seventeenth century and until 2012 had no statutory footing in Guyanese law, despite many matters being required to be published in it by law. In that year a bill, the Official Gazette Bill 2012, was introduced into the Guyanese National Assembly by Mohabir Anil Nandlall MP, the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, to put the Gazette on a sound legal basis.
- The Address of the Hon. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mohabir Anil Nandlall, MP in the National Assembly when the Official Gazette Bill 2012 was piloted 2 August 2012. The Official Gazette of Guyana, 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. Archived here.