PRESIDENT Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has urged inmates of the Labasa Corrections Centre to be determined and love one another.
Ratu Epeli said while inmates were spending the new year away from their loved ones, it was only proper that they looked after one another while serving their jail sentences.
The President's visit surprised patients at Labasa Hospital and Babasiga Ashram and also evacuees of Cyclone Evan in Bua.
"I am just here to pay you a visit since it's the first day of 2013," he said.
"I visited your colleagues in Korovou and Naboro and the patients of Wainibokasi Hospital during Christmas and it's your turn."
Ratu Epeli said he had represented those family members who had not visited their loved ones at the centre in a long time.
"Those of you who have not been visited by your family members, don't worry because I am here on their behalf.
"Love one another, work together and listen to the centre supervisors so you can be satisfied with your term," said Ratu Epeli.