Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka have called for unity and love in their Christmas messages.
Bainimarama in his message asked Fijians to strive to love each other in the same manner that Christ loves us all.
He says that people love their families, friends, neighbours, countrymen and women, and demonstrates that love with action.
The Prime Minister adds that people give their time and charity to spread love to those who need it most, especially those who are most vulnerable in our society.
In his Christmas message, Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka said he sincerely believes that we must continue to have hope and we must all be committed in building unity among our different communities.
He says we must continue to be thankful to those in our society who bring love and happiness in our daily lives and look for ways of spreading that love to others wherever and whenever we can.
Rabuka adds it is time to unite and forgive each other in the spirit of Christmas as we move into 2019 and beyond.