The Ministry of Communications claimed the publisher had breached the Newspaper Registration Act and asked the authorities to investigate.
But neither the police or Communications Ministry has contacted the paper since that investigation began early last year.
The editor and publisher of the Kiribati Independent, Taberannag Koreauaba has told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat program he's been advised by his lawyer to resume publishing.
"The lawyer acting for us wrote a letter in May last year challenging the directive of the ministry and asking them that if they believe that I, or the newspaper, have breached the law then the next course of action that's open to them is to prosecute the publication," he said.
"But they haven't done that."
Mr Koreauaba says he believes the newspaper was being targeted because it was covering some stories which the government was unhappy with.
"I have a feeling that they didn't want the stories that we published at the time, and that is why they didn't want us to publish the paper," he said.
"When police came and interviewed the staff, there was a feeling of intimidation...I'm not sure what stories the government wanted us to publish, but we will continue to do our job.
"We will continue to do what we are supposed to do without listening to the government."