Why Doesn't TNCM Have a Ground ATC

What is the reason that TNCM (Princess Juliana International Airport) doesn’t have a ground, who is in charge with push back in real life, how do they keep aircraft from running into each other on the taxiway?

They don’t have it, if they had it, IFATC would have always opened it.
In real life they have to co operate and make sure they do not collide.

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TNCM is very small. A separate ground and tower controller really isn’t necessary. The tower controller also covers ground movements. This happens a lot at small airports.

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@ATK nailed it. :) This happens on graveyard shifts at larger airports, as well. Tower handles all traffic, from DEL to TWR.

Some uncontrolled airports without tower uses the CTAF as well.

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